I have recently started shooting professionally after over 30 years as an avid amateur photographer.
I'm from the F series days so digital is still relatively new to me. I currently have a D80 body with an 18-55 3.5-5.6 and 55-200VR 3.5-5.6 plus a couple of SB-600s. I purchased this as a very basic system for shooting interior architectural images. Initially this was a means of expanding my marketing and graphic design services for owners of vacation rental homes. However, my photography is now catching the attention of interior designers, event coordinators, architects, etc.
As a result my shooting situations have gone from small 1 to 2 bedroom condominiums to 5 bedroom homes, theatrical events, corporate parties, environmental portraits, and even some jewelry photography.
I'm quickly finding that it is become more and more challenging to shoot quality images with my current equipment.
I don't have much of a budget, but would like to lay out a plan of future purchases as I have the money. My first thought is to purchase faster lenses as available light is always lacking in the environments that I'm shooting in. However, since my experience in photography is form the film days my ideal combination of lenses would be a set of f2.8 zooms (14-24, 24-70, 70-200). I have rented each of these lenses and each is excellent. However the DX conversion creates awkward lengths for me (21-36, 36-105, 105-300) especially the second 2nd and 3rd lenses.
So my question is, now that the FX series of bodies is available, is their any likeliness that there will ever be a f 2.8 series of DX zooms lenses with equivalent working lengths like those available for Film or FX bodies?
Or, is my only real option to get an FX body like a D700?