>Not every Nikon user wants FX - not by half. Many travel >photographers, street shooters, sports shooters, birders and >other sorts of wildlife photographers really like the narrower >angle of view they get when using full frame lenses on a DX >body. Just as important I think, many other people want the >advantages of a digital SLR without the fuss or perceptibly >high cost of full frame.
Well said, and thanks for making that point. I think many of us are very happy with the DX format, sensor size and available lenses. As someone who grew into photography shooting with old Nikkormat FTn and Nikon F bodies, the D7000 is an embarassment of riches. I'm just glad my early focus on photography (pardon the pun) was on learning the basics of composition, understanding depth-of-field, metering, lighting etc.
I travel a fair amount and tend to shoot a lot of wildlife, birds, nature and travel landscapes. I feel like I'm more than just a casual amateur shooter, but I don't feel I need FX to take good photographs.