Sun 30-Dec-12 10:48 AM | edited Sun 30-Dec-12 11:18 AM by Al in MD
I own a Porsche. I want a new Ferrari. I own a Stanley hammer. I want a Hitachi nail gun. I own a Nikon D300. I don't want a Nikon D600... or D700... or D800.
It's a no-brainer that the performance of any new model will be better than the one it replaces. But, I wonder if this is simply a case of New Nikon Syndrome. Upgrading to a D600 in order to "look semi-pro" is just plain dumb; especially for someone who is not in that class of photographers. If you can afford to upgrade with the introduction of every new model, more power to ya', pard. As for many of the rest of us, we just plain can't do it.
I have owned only three cameras since 1970: a Nikon F, an N8080 and a D300. Every one was more than I needed for the amount and quality of my photography. The switch to the N8080 was only because of the automation and then to the D300 when it became apparent that film cameras were becoming dinosaurs and it eliminated the cost for processing. Nowadays, if I want a 'hard copy',a quality color printer can be had for peanuts compared to development and printing.
At 64 years old, unless something happens to to the D300 that cannot be repaired, my D300 is likely the last camera that I will own. Besides, I'd rather spend my money on lenses or perhaps an upgraded flash in the future. Just don't try to sell me a quick Persian rug that I need a D600 in order to look semi-pro. Don't need it, don't want it, couldn't afford it if I did.