I'm new here, but have been a visiting this site since late 2010.
I got into photography when I bought my first SLR (the Canon 50e)... then I bought a 350D when it first came out, and I've been using that up until now.
I really missed the full frame field of view, but the sheer convenience of digital over film essentially made my 50e redundant.
I discovered what the 5dmkii could do a year ago - and have been drooling over it ever since.
So anyway, cutting a long story short, I was on the brink of buying one last year, but after discovering this website and reading about the impending release of the mkiii, I thought I would hold out.
First it was said that it might come out Oct 2010.. then Nov 2010, then Jan 2011, then March 2011, then Oct 2011, then Nov 2011.... Now speculations are that it will be announced sometime in 2012.
Lately I was visiting this site everyday, like I had some sort of obsessive compulsive disorder - I think I was actually going a little bit crazy!
I finally couldn't take it any more so last week I took the plunge and purchased a 5dmkii with 24-105L...
All I can say is WOW... it's everything I wanted and more!
Coming from a crop camera, the field of view of a full frame camera is like discovering a brand new world.
I cant believe I waited over a year for this damned mk iii, and then finally bought a mk ii.
Anyway, I just wanted to give some advice to anyone else suffering from mkiii insanity, to do yourself a favour and take the plunge.... you won't regret it!
*takes a HUGE sigh of relief* phew.... I'm glad I got all that off my chest