Dear Nikon Rumours
Long time reader, first time poster; I'll give you a bit of information about who I am and what my conundrum is, but I'll try and keep it as short as possible!
I currently work as an events photographer for various companies at weekends and during the week I do various non-photographic tasks, the money I earn pays the bills, keeps me fed and my car running. Generally as the work is in the evenings my days are free so I spend most of my time camped out in my hide on my favourite part of the river with my D700 and 70-200, 2x III combo. This has got me so far, but I'm looking at doing bigger and better things.
I've got various projects booked for the 2011, New Zealand in March till May, Iceland in August, Cameroon in June, Kenya in June, Canada in September and more local trips to Skomer, Scotland and Donna Nook.
Although I cannot put off my purchase's of a D3s, 14-24mm f/2.8, 1.4x Converter and a 600mm f/4 VR. As well as bits of support equipment like tripods, heads and monopods. I have however decided not to buy the D300 but wait for the D400.
As you can imagine this is a huge investment, although I haven't borrowed any money for these items, I have used up my savings, buying the gear and paying for my trips.
I have heard rumblings that there will be a price increase in February, but then also of an announcement in the next couple of weeks, would it be worth waiting making the purchase but then I run the risk of prices increasing?