My dream camera will arrive, by way of rental, in two days. I'm like a kid at Christmas...I haven't wanted anything so much in a good long while, even jewelry. ;)
I've been shooting with an entry level DSLR crop sensor camera for a year now. It's a wonderful camera, and I'm grateful to have it. The best advice I got when starting out in this business was that if you couldn't take a great picture with an entry level DSLR and a kit lens, then you couldn't take a great pic with the best equipment out there. That is absolutely true. What has made me a better photographer is constant practice, reading, research, friends who model selflessly for me, and knowing my equipment inside & out. When I first got my lenses, I really didn't know what they were for other than that they were recommended! Why use a fast prime lens when you could use a zoom, right? Why use a macro for jewelry shots? Why get a wide angle lens when you could just stand REALLY far back with a 50? :) Now I use my lenses to the best of their abilities.
I don't expect that using the Canon Mark II will make me a better photographer...but I think that combined with the knowledge I have of my current camera, and the differences that I understand between the crop sensor and the full frame cameras, that I will be able to utilize the benefits of the full frame for maximum benefit...and hopefully have better images overall.
I have an engagement session on Saturday, so I ordered the camera to arrive on Thursday to have some time to play with it and grow accustomed to where everything is on the camera as well as how different things appear with my lenses and how I'll have to make adjustments to my shooting style.
If all goes well, and I see a marked difference in my photography, I will also be renting the camera for my upcoming weddings this summer...and then making the full investment for my weddings this fall.
I'm nervous and psyched all at the same time. I've been waiting for this moment for months now and it's almost here...wish me luck. :)