> >I am a hobby-photographer.... and I have no 'need' for the >D800 (over the D300). I cannot possibly cost-justify the D800 >and lenses. In fact, it's embarrassing how much I have spent >on a hobby that I have to struggle to find time to do. You >plan to spend $5K or so to take pictures of your >grandchildren. Given that you already have good gear, this >hardly makes any sense.... rationally. > >But, I suggest you throw that all out of the window, and do it >(assuming you can afford it). You're retired, it will give you >lots to do, and it will 'step-up' your game. > >Sometimes spending money on the process is enough to >re-invigorate you, to motivate you, and it leads to better >things *even if* you could technically accomplish similar >things with what you already have.
I like your analyze very much! we are all the same!