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Move from DX to FX - Just Being an Amateur
D800 w/grip, D700 w/grip,V1,14-24mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, 200-400mm F/4, 105mm,F/2.8,35mm F/1.4,35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.4,1.7x Tele
Welcome to the forum.
Its true people are talking about "Upgrading".
I have another vision on that. And i am really, really curious about something.
You say you are a "Amateur..." so that means you are not shooting professionally or not even for money.
Is the D90 which you have, causing you trouble, or do you miss things on that camera?
If yes, what is the thing which you are missing?
If No, well, than in that case it will be a waste of money. I will not say that the full frame camera are not good. But what i do say is master your equipment. You have FX glass which is called pro glass, now its time to move up from amateur to experienced.. or maybe even higher..
If you are making money out of it, then you should consider buying a D800 or something like that. If you con't miss a thing on your D90, but you think it looks good on your flickr profile, or when you are holding it your hands and other photographers look at it and say: "wauw.. a D800".. then.. just stick to your D90 untill the capabilities are behind..
On the otherside. If you have more than enough money to throw it away, then a D800 will be your friend
Thanks for the welcome.
Regarding your inquiry on me being an Amateur, I do not shoot professionally and I do not get paid for my pictures. I just really enjoy taking pictures. I say pictures because as I see from reviewing a lot of photos I have really only been taking pictures. I am striding to take photos and get away from snapshots.
I feel I have really grown using my D90. I like the camera a lot. It is a great camera. I do see myself growing further using it. The only thing I see myself missing is full frame and the larger sensor. Thus I do agree with your comment 'master your equipment', damn good advise. And that is what I am focusing on. Your comment does make me stop and think that maybe I should explore my DX more.
I agree that if I were making money in photography the D800 would make sense. My ego is not at the level of having others say 'whoa' he's got a D800. LOL. Heck, I am not on Flickr. I just enjoy doing this. Thus the D600 seems to be that stopgap for those who want to go full frame at half the price.
Again, thanks for your comment. And I will keep shooting and practicing with my D90.
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