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| p.1 #10 · Future camera-buying strategy? |
I'm planning on getting out of photography as a hobby for roughly the next 2-3 years (for personal reasons) and wanted to get some opinions on planning for the future, when I pick it back up again.
I currently own a Nikon D7K body, 3 compatible lenses that cover the range from 11mm to 300mm, and pretty much the whole set of D7K accessories - spare battery, L-bracket, right-angle viewfinder, remote controls, etc.
I haven't been doing photography as a hobby very long, just about 4 years so far, so I'm not well-experienced as far as camera trends. Will there be a big difference in camera bodies in the next 2-3 years? I'm pretty much just wondering if it makes sense to hold onto my current Nikon DX gear for the next 3 years (without using any of it much, as I won't have time), or sell it all now and wait to invest into FX gear in 3 years, or even possibly switch over to Canon. Not that I really have complaints with Nikon bodies, but I'm sort of curious about Canon bodies, as I've noticed that they're relatively prevalent among landscape photographers in general.
Any input on what I might want to do would be appreciated.
I doubt there will be any significant changes in the basic size and shape of prosumer cameras but I would still sell it all off. For the occasional snaps over the next 3 years I would get a mildly used mirrorless with a small lens. Maybe last year's model Nex or Oly for about $400 inclufing the lens. The images are very VERY close to your D7000 if you need some idea of image quality. Oly has the best jpegs. Nex might have better DR - I haven't seen any signs of that being true tho. It has the best EFV. And in 3 years you can sell that for almost $200 I think. It's good to have some kind of camera around even if it's not going to be the object of your hobby or whatever. Panasonic has a cute GX1 w/power-zoom 14-42 which sell used for $400 to $500 (no EVF though):