wait.. your first camera ever, DSLR wise, and just to start learning will be the 5Dmrk3 ?!?! if i am not mistaken, and that is the truth, isnt that a bit overkill?
Well, I was going for the 5D mk2, but saw the new mk3 was coming out, so, I've been waiting and researching for months....but yes, that's what I want.
I've usually been the type in most things in my life, to find something I want to learn or do or buy....and I save and get the very best I can get, rather than spend little bits here and there....and often in the end, spend more money doing the lower end things, rather than saving and being patient a bit...and just getting the best I can for my money, and for longevity.
Also, I was introduced to the whole FF thing with the 5D mk2 about a year ago...on a video shoot I was in down here in New Orleans, and I saw them filming with this DSLR and I was facinated. I've been working with these guys, and others...there is a HUGE booming industry down here with movies, and all sorts of things shooting here, due to the tax breaks. They're calling this Hollywood south.
Anyway, right off to bat...I will likely be able to start earning some money back to pay on the camera with people I know that need to have multiple cameras for shoots down here...and I can provide that with my new equipment. I think this will be a blast to learn and meet people in this industry. I'm trying to teach myself audio and video editing too.
Also, I'm learning now from people that are pro still shooters...and while at first, stills will be for my pleasure...I'm hoping I can work with them and maybe eventually shoot some things for $$....heck, I'll even try my hand at the stock photo and video sites I find out there.
Do I plan to make tons of $$ or a living out of this? No.
Anythiing at all paying back to the camera purchase is good for me...but I want this to use as a tool for me to learn with...enjoy as a hobby. I live in a city where there is TONS of stuff to shoot stills....and I'm going to also start shooting a 'show' idea I have at home with myself and friends....
So, there's lots of reasons to buy said camera, I have lots of plans for use, 99% of it personal and for fun.
But I've always been the type to where if I found something I wanted...I'd research it to death, and find the best I could possibly afford (not always the most expensive by the way)...and I'd save and go for that and get a lot of use out of it.