Let me clarify that half/ rant.
I used to have a main body - 7d-and a backup - t2i. The 7d wasnt cutting it visually and the af broke down, so i had to get rid of it. As the image quality is very pleasing, ive been shooting with the t2i exclusively for the last year. However its already been to the shop twice and now the lcd in the screen is not showing the iso correctly.
Basically ive been waiting for a new 7d level body, and it just hasnt shown up yet. I miss the solid body, joystiq and the af options of the 7d. tried to like the 6d, but i just dont, and the focus point spread is abysmal for portrait work IMHO. Im not a fan of focus recompose method, or excessive cropping. I really think that camera has to many limitations to be worth 1600+. Nah.
- I actually would like to purchase a 5d3 but i am building my portrait studio and the money is just not there.
- I already have a rebel so buying another for 5/600 is not really in my plan.
So yup, i am working hard.
your options are being limited not by what canon offers, but by what compromises you wish to make. The 7d2 will mostly be close to 2k (possibly more if they want to really
make it the flagship APS-C) - and - IMO for portrait work your spending a ton extra for a body that really isn't made for it! the 7d series is for fast shooting, sports, birds in flight, with the crop factor it has the more mans tele extender.
The 6d is an amazing portrait camera. It works nicely with all of my lenses from primes to zooms. As a former 7d owner, the FF models (botht he 6d and the 5d3) blow the 7d out of the water in IQ (and I loved my 7d when I had it).
if your willing to save up the 2k to snag the n7d2 (whenever that gets to the market), I'd say just grin and bear it and take that time to save the extra cash and grab a refurb 5d3 (if your working hard, then you should have the extra 1k before they even announce the 7d2)
Here's some examples of portraits with the 6d...it really isn't a bad camera at all!!!!!