I've slept on it, and all things remaining constant, I think the A700 option is the better way to go. Feel free to disagree, comment and call me an idiot (with justification of course
My reasons are as follows:
- If I get the A200, I'll still end up buying an A700 as I do think it is a superior tool (especially with the vertical grip) and has many practical improvements that would help a lot in a wedding/event setting. No point in delaying the inevitable and spending $500.00 dollars that I don't need to spend and have 3 bodies when I only need 2.
- I can buy the Sigma around Christmas. So, since my most urgent need is a second body, I think buying a good body first, and then the lens is a good idea.
- The 50mm is a good lens to have. F1.4 would really help in dark dressing rooms and I'm actually looking forward on how to use a prime. Sure, I wouldn't use it much at the event itself, but dressing room shots take up about 20-30% of what I put in the album, so, that's a good return I think.
** Does anyone know if you write simultaneously to the CF and Memory stick when shooting? ***
Again, if you think I missed out on something, let me know.