>Hi all, >This is my first post. > >I got a D200. Had few nikon camereas for during past few >years, have used D100, D300, D70, D50, D40, D40x and D80 >during last two-three years (all bought 2nd hand) just to get >a feel for digital photography. Finally ended up with D200 >(Yes downgraded from D300 since I was satisfied with d200 (of >course d300 was better, but for me it seems D200 more than >good enough to begin with or ended up with)). So have been >using D200 for about six months now. I have not really >mastered it fully. I am thinking of keeping it for some while >till I get this right. I feel like each time I upgrade more >time is wasted on mastering the camera than improving the >techniques of photography. So I have decided to use it even if >its limitations such as higher iso noise and low battery life. >However I am not sure this is the right decision. What do you >guys/gals think? what about focusing and other stuff that I am >going to miss. > >Regards
You don't have to upgrade, unless the new camera gives you something you miss on the current one. And if it does, make sure it does not take away something. Anyways, I bought my first D200 in March 2006, the second one two months ago. I will only pgrade to a "D400", whatever Nikon decides to call it.