>I think people switch cameras way too quickly and often, well >before they have exhausted the capabilities of their prior >camera that still has a lot to teach.
I came to the same conclusion, which convinces me to stick with my D7000. I know I have a lot to learn, not just about my camera, but about lighting and how to control it. Of the 3 sides of the Camera, Lens, and Lighting triangle, the camera is the side you can get by with cheaper equipment. Glass and flash make or break the equation far more.
>The D7000 is a good case in point, it is the best imaging >device ever in the crop sensor size, better than pro cameras >costing much more just a few years ago. The big steps in >advancing in the craft tend to be related to learning rather >than buying. A weekend workshop on flash or birds in flight or >whatever ones special interest is, will almost always improve >the quality of images more than a new camera or lens. >Given better lighting or better camera, the wise money is on >the better lighting will produce results that are most >noticeable and appreciated by viewers.
I quite agree. Education, not new equipment, in this context is more beneficial.
Don't let NAS be your motivation. Better images are more important.