currently im driving a 2008 nikon d60. its got about 15k miles on it, and im ready to upgrade. Ideally id go full frame, but id rather wait and see the d700 replacement, or just get a used d700 at dirt cheap prices when the new one comes out.
The d60 doesn’t have an internal focus motor. Therefore, no FX lenses for me.
So, should I buy a cheap used d90, assuming I can sell my d60 for $400, and get a D90 for 600ish, which makes it only a $200 dollar upgrade, with a boat load of cash left over to get some FX primes, such as a 20mm, 50mm, 85, and maybe a long zoom of some sort, all 2.8’s and lower of course. Then, when Im ready for fx in a year or so, or 6 months depending on the D700 replacement, ill already have a nice bit of lenses. The only lens that im not really sure if itll work all that well on fx is my wide angle dx lens, a tokina 11-16. so, I may take a hit on that one.
Or should I just get a d7000 and commit to dx with its cheaper dx lenses?
Lenses take the pics… a good dx body with great fx lenses is better than a great dx body with good dx lenses… but that’s debatable.
All this in preparation for my eventual entrance into fx. If I go with d7000, fx will have to wait a good number of years. With the d7000 being as stunning as it is, I cant wait for the fx replacements, or even the d300s replacement for that matter.
Basically, I don’t think I ready to pounce on the d7000. I think Nikon has allot more goodies in store for the coming 6-12 months.