Right. I've decided to cash in on my vast gold reserves while the price is at a great premium (scrap gold is thirteen quid a gramme!!), and use the money raised to invest in a decent DSLR, cos I want/need to get back into tography again after several years out.
I have a bunch of Nikon kit, including short zoom, wide angle and telephoto lenses, 2 decent flashguns etc. A nice F5 which needs to go to raise funds (sob), as it's sitting there useless tbh. Film is hard to find (decent slide and B+W), and hard to find quality processing labs. So, no point in persisting with film any more really, considering the quality of dijical these days. I'll keep the FM2 for a bit of occasional hairy retro action though....
So, what I'd ideally like is a Nikon D700, as it has the full frame FX sensor. Means all my existing lenses will work as I'm used to, plus I can buy cheap older MF lenses.
At £1800 new, I'd be looking a s/h, but they're still about £1200 for a good un.
Thing is, right, surely Nikon must be bringing out a replacement/cheaper FX sensor cam soon? Sense to wait a bit, take advantage of the glut of D700s which will appear as soon as a replacement is announced? Will there be a 'consumer' FX cam in the price bracket of a D300? Is the D700 worth getting anyway? Anyone here use one?
Anyone want to make me an offer on an F5 in very good nick? (Sob)
Thoughts please. Feel free to argue about different brands if you must, I'll be sticking with Nikon anyway you won't change my mind there; also feel free to spout on about 'the bokeh' and how the 50mm 1.4 is vastly superior to the 1.8, etc etc etc...