Well Joe unfortunately when I closed my studio the need for the 1Ds was less and of course cash flow was not good. I had also heard that something in the line of the 5D was in the works in the near future. Soooooo I got rid of it with very little loss of purchase price even though it was over a yr old and got a 10D to hold me over. Boy did I miss it. If I wasn't stubborn and pig headed and pushed for more wedding work I'd probably still have my studio but alas
1. I didn't enjoy wedding photography
2. I don't think my wedding photography was good. Not even close to what you do.
3. I also got too big of a place (only thing available at the time).
I figured that it would be best to get back to what I loved doing the most and that's Landscape-Nature photography and photo-restoration (I love photoshop CS2). Being back in the employee environment allows me the luxary again to get the gear I want and need.
If I was smart I would of stayed working out of my house on the side. I seem to make more money doing it this way but at least I gave it a shot and won't have to say the rest of my life I wished I had tried it.
You can be sure once I get my hands on the camera I'll post pics for all and if you have any suggestions of what you'd want shot to do comparisons so that you'll get an unbiased picture just let me know what you would need. Geesh now am I going to be foaming at the mouth for an epson 4800 printer?