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Re: I want an upgrade


@ebiggs1 wrote:

I admit we, I, sometimes wander a bit but it does provide plenty of gray matter fodder.  Each must make decisions whether what I see as a great outfit is such for them.

The question is, is there anything wrong with my current camera/combo?  Is it holding me back because it lacks features that I need?  Obviously the OP thinks it is. These are just some avenues he needs to consider.

 

Plus, I just want a new camera!  I have had the disease several times. Smiley Happy


Ernie, you're going to have to stick your foot in the mirrorless puddle while you're still young enough to slosh around in it a bit. When the R-2 comes out (or maybe sooner), some of us will start to pester you to buy one. Then you can blame us when you finally yield to the temptation.

 

As for when and how one should buy new equipment, I stand by an observation I came up with several years ago: The better photographer one already is, the more difference better equipment makes. If you're not getting the most out of your current gear, you're unlikely to benefit much from an upgrade, no matter how much you spend or what you spend it on.

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Re: I want an upgrade

I think it is more telling from the OP's explanation that either:

 

He is assuming he doesn't need to be more specific to get the best advice

 

While he might be a good photographer, he may not be knowledgeable in the technical side and hence not appreciate the significance of the information we are missing.

 

Not knowing what lenses he has is a big challenging.  If he had EF lenses then all he has to worry about is the body, but if he wants to get a FF body and all he has is EF-S lenses then he has further budgetary constraints.  I would think that getting better (likely EF) lenses and keeping the body would be the best investment in that scenario.  Later he when he has more funds he could then go for a FF body, be it DSLR or MILC.

 

Either way, I wish him good luck in his purchases.

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

"I have never been able to enlarge a photograph... I am just interested in the shots" Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Re: I want an upgrade

Hmmm . .? No reply from the OP yet. Did anybody click on that funny looking link at the end of his original post? Smiley Frustrated Something "phishy" here?

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Re: I want an upgrade


@BurnUnit wrote:

Hmmm . .? No reply from the OP yet. Did anybody click on that funny looking link at the end of his original post? Smiley Frustrated Something "phishy" here?


Good call!  The signature has been edited since the original post was created!

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Re: I want an upgrade

I reported it to the moderator

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

"I have never been able to enlarge a photograph... I am just interested in the shots" Henri Cartier-Bresson
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