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Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000

Chez27

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"RE: Help with Stepping Up To Full Frame fron D7000"

Chez27 Registered since 26th Aug 2013
Fri 06-Sep-13 01:49 PM

>Throwing a different perspective on things.... (I have been
>closely following this thread - and commented on the (lack of)
>ease-of-use of D800 video ).
>
>I 'upgraded' from the D300 to the D800 shortly after the D800
>came out. I traded in the D300 and all my 'entry level' lenses
>for a 24-70 f2.8. Later I got the 70-200mm f2.8. I cannot tell
>you how much of my quality change was from the D800 or from
>the lenses, but the change has been substantial.
>
>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. My profession is with
>computers, and I always have a nice keyboard and mouse, and
>replace them more often than I need to... but, for some things
>it is just a pleasure to have the best quality at hand.

100% agree, and this is my position on the subject. If you can afford it without it being a financial burden, then go for it. You already own good glass to compliment it. I would argue that the D800 is not the practical choice for the majority of people that own it; even some professionals. And if you follow some people's advice, then even the avid hobbyist has no valid reason for owning a D800.

Who knows? Perhaps ownind one will help you venture into other areas of photography beyond your grandkids, I know that's what happened to me. And I'm having an amazing time learning and discovering this tool. At the end, that's what we're talking about....a tool.

Good Luck and I hope you're happy with your final decision.

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