Upload & Sell: On
I am in a bit of a conundrum... I have a very bad back, spend most of my days in pain that nothing can really be done about. I love my kit, I finally have it fleshed out about where I want it. It does everything I want and does it well. My problem is its weight. If I go on a trip, I usually take my whole kit (camera, 4 lenses, tripod, flash). My last trip, I was in pain for nearly a week after. My photography is evolving and I am needing less and less gear per outing, but even an afternoon with the D7000 around my neck sporting a 28/2.8 or 50/1.8, I am getting home with pain from the base of my skull to just below my rib cage. This isn't good, has me concerned, even has my doctor concerned. One of my coworkers has an M9 with a 35mm lens on it. Man, felt so nice, and the camera took superb pictures...probably 85% of what I shoot could be shot with it. Now an M9 with the 35mm is WAY out of my price-range. I told my friend this and she said, "This is what you want then..." and tossed me her Fuji X100. Not as sharp/clean as the M9, but at a tenth of the price, I was impressed. Loved its look, took very nice pictures, didn't feel that bad in hand. I may have to sell my DSLR and get one of these. What are your thoughts? Any of you in a similar boat when it comes to the weight of your kit and your body rebelling against it? How do you deal?