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Leave ship, or stay and fight?

jadiniz

Estoril, PT
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jadiniz Registered since 25th Dec 2010
Thu 18-Oct-12 09:34 AM | edited Thu 18-Oct-12 11:35 AM by jadiniz

Guys (and galls), I'm in a dilemma. As I'm sure many will be in a similar situation, I just thought of asking for opinions. Here it goes:

Should I stay with the D7000, or jump ship?

Situation: My D7000 is going strong, with a shutter count approaching 60.000 clicks. Resale value is dropping. I'm very happy with it, but sometimes find myself whishing for better high-ISO performance and especially better DoF control (both for subject isolation on one end, and difraction setting in on the other). The style I'm moving on to is street photography, kinda fast paced, strobism and portraits. No particular interest in landscape, macro or sports. Quick and accurate AF is a must, much more than ultimate IQ.

Options:
1. Go FX and stay with primes. The D600 seems lovely, I like the controls and handling, and will not need much more than the 50mm f1.8G I already have. Down the road an 85 and 28mm f1.8G would be nice, but that means spending more money. The body by itself is quite expensive for my limited budget, although that might be manageable if I can sell all my DX kit.

2. Stay DX, and grab my dream lens, a Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 that has popped up for an enticing amount, and just sell my 16-85mm to offset the cost. This, however, would tie me even further with DX, and worries me about longevity.

3. Stay as it is, live with it, and just spend more time taking pics, and less at surfing the net. Cheapest option, indeed. Eventually getting a Fuji (X100?), although I fear that may be too slow for street photography (AF and general responsiveness). Tried one briefly and was unimpressed, although IQ is quite adequate.

Anybody would like to chime in?

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