5DIII instead of an 800E? Thats nuts. The Nikon sensor is a generation or two ahead of the Canon.
Why take a step back?
Probably Mr elbeasto thinks that lenses are more important than bodies.
D800 was so attractive to me. However, I gave up because of my Canon lenses. If I sell my gears, I will loss 1000+ right a way. Moreover, I don't know if Nikon has a lens close to my favorite Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L MK2.
Lucky for me. I just ordered 5D3 for 2800. Cannot be happier.