After an absence for a few years I have a renewed interest in photography again, now that I have a little more spare time. I am a civil engineer by profession but my interest in photography goes way back to the Nikon FM2n times :-)
I had an D70 and when D200 came out I bought it instantly in 2005 (if my memory serves me right). Recently thought I have taken an interest again, especially in HDR.
The 1st question is whether to upgrade my current camera to D300s. I know that D200 is now considered "old" technology in a sense but I do enjoy shooting with my D200 (+battery grip MB-D100). The lenses I have are as follows: Nikon AF-D 85mm 1.4F, Nikon AF-D 35-70 mm F2.8, Nikon AF-D 20 mm F2.8, Sigma HSM 70-200 F2.8, and a Nikon 500mm F8 Mirror. I still keep my old Nikon Bodies (F100, F90X and an FM2n plus a Nikon AIS 50mm F1.2 on the FM2).
I shoot landscape and portraits and also powerboat racing in the summer (lots of panning shot and the crop factor of DX does help). Hence from your experience is it worthwhile for me to get the D300s? or perhaps wait for a bit more (maybe for D400) and spend the money on a wide-angle lens. As you will have notice above I do lack a wide angle lens.
which subsequently leads to the 2nd question: What would you recommend for a wide angle lens in DX format? I have short-listed the Nikon 12-24mm G F4 and the 10-2mm 4G F3.5-4.5. Unfortunately Tokina and Tamron is not available in Turkey and Sigma lenses are hard to come by with very few places keeping stock.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to your comments & recommendations...