I'm on the verge of getting a new camera, and I'm having a hard time making a choice. I've pretty much already decided on getting the 14-24mm f/2.8 and the 24-70mm f/2.8, which adds S$5000 (that's about US$3600). However, I'm torn between getting the D700, which is somewhat older, less capable, has "lesser" low-light performance, but is obviously cheaper (at S$3500, or US$2500) or the D3s, which is newer, more feature-packed, boasts top-of-the-line low-light performance, but is expensive as hell (S$7,000, or US$5000).
My budget is somewhat flexible, as I've been saving up for a while now and I've recently gotten a sizeable amount of money from my grandparents. However, much of the money is still going to come from my dad (I'm a student), and I'm not sure if I want to spend so much on a camera rig now, seeing as the economy is rather... bad. However, the way I see it is like this: if I get the D3s now, I'll be much more satisfied with it, and I won't see the need to upgrade any time soon (probably 5 or more years). However, if I get the D700, I might find myself wanting more in the future.
I do mostly landscapes and nature photography. I also cover events and stuff for my school (though not for money).