>When I jumped from film to digital, I started with a D70S in >the spring of 2006. Upgraded to the D200 in the spring of >2007. I knew the D300 was coming, but did not want to wait. > >I had every intention of skipping the D300/D300S. I got tired >of waiting for the D400 so I got the FX D700 (mini D3) in Q4 >2011. I knew the D800 was coming, but the "95%" >specs indicated it was not the camera I wanted (mini D4). >Assuming a D700 upgrade is not coming, my next camera will >probably be a D5 if I can swing the budget. > >The D7100 is a great camera for the technology, but I really >like the semi-pro bodies of the D200/D300/D700 for the larger >size and extra buttons. Upgrading from the D200 was a rather >simple decision for me. If I was upgrading from a D300(S), it >would require a bit more thought given the currently available >bodies. > >---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+ >Joseph K >Seattle, WA, USA > >D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, >50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX > I came from using d70s to d300s. Both are good camera bodies. I heard about the rumour of D400. But then I had few prime lens that are meant for full frame cameras. So mentally I skipped the D400 and waited for the next full frame camera. D600 would have suited me . Reading the specification and looking here on the web my choice fell on D 800. It suited me well as I was more into macro and portraits . This a beautifull camera meant for serious people like me for my favourite hobby. It goes without saying that one should find the instrument that full fills ones taste. Hobbies I feel are meant for enjoyment and relaxation after a heavy load of work.