If you had to start over today, what would you buy?

1 month 1 week ago #764665 by GWS
Would you invest into the same camera system that you have today?  I have a older Nikon D700, which it's no longer even turning on for me.  So I'm starting to think if I want to stay with Nikon or move to Sony.  I keep seeing more people shooting with Sony so, why not?  If i go with newer Nikon, I'll need to get all new glass anyway, so, if I'm going to change, now would be the time.  


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1 month 1 week ago #764667 by TCav
What I have.


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1 month 1 week ago #764690 by Razky
I figure that whatever I buy ought not to affect anyone but a fool.


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1 month 1 week ago #764714 by Scotty
If I had the same budget and with what I know, i'd go dslr still and load up on tons of glass for cheap. Kind of doing that now. Just ordered a 35mm f/1.4G which should be here friday.

Next is the 85mm F1/4g and a 600 f/4 VR

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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1 month 1 week ago #764722 by Chester Foster
Tempting, but honestly, I'm good with where I'm at.   But if you ever had doubts, go with what works for you. 


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1 month 9 hours ago #764918 by Sandy Smith Photos
The only thing I would have done differently is invest in a good tripod vs the less priced ones that only lasted me a few years before legs get all silly.  


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1 month 4 hours ago #764926 by Scotty

Sandy Smith Photos wrote: The only thing I would have done differently is invest in a good tripod vs the less priced ones that only lasted me a few years before legs get all silly.  


Go Gitzo. I did 10 years ago? Flawless still.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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3 weeks 6 days ago #764995 by Street Shark
Scotty, which Gitzo tripod are you using?  I have a buddy  (who I just messaged) has a tripod from Gitzo, who had one of his legs giving him problems.  As soon as he sends me message on which, I'll post here. 


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3 weeks 5 days ago #765011 by Hassner

Street Shark wrote: Scotty, which Gitzo tripod are you using?  I have a buddy  (who I just messaged) has a tripod from Gitzo, who had one of his legs giving him problems.  As soon as he sends me message on which, I'll post here. 


I have a Gitzo tripod that I inherited from a job that I started in 1990. Then already it was old.
I use tripod less today, because noise is less and we can push Iso higher and use faster shutter speeds.
But it is still my go-to tripod today.


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3 weeks 4 days ago - 3 weeks 4 days ago #765053 by Scotty

Hassner wrote:

Street Shark wrote: Scotty, which Gitzo tripod are you using?  I have a buddy  (who I just messaged) has a tripod from Gitzo, who had one of his legs giving him problems.  As soon as he sends me message on which, I'll post here. 


I have a Gitzo tripod that I inherited from a job that I started in 1990. Then already it was old.
I use tripod less today, because noise is less and we can push Iso higher and use faster shutter speeds.
But it is still my go-to tripod today.


My gitzo was a 5 series I believe. It's about 10 years old now but looks brand new. I use a RRS BH-55 ballhead on that as well. It's a pricy combo, but man is it worth it.  Which reminds me, I need to order a new foot attachment on the bottom. Lost in the ocean in Hawaii somewhere. :D

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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3 weeks 1 day ago #765117 by Petroguy
I thought about what I wanted when I came in and checked with friends who had more experience.  I'm happy with my choices and wouldn't change my path either.  


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2 weeks 3 days ago #765251 by Alfonso Camil
You kidding?  I barely have what I have under control.  I'll stick with what I have and learn to get good with this. :toocrazy:


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2 weeks 3 days ago #765252 by Scotty

Alfonso Camil wrote: You kidding?  I barely have what I have under control.  I'll stick with what I have and learn to get good with this. :toocrazy:


This is the way. Only upgrade or get new gear when something limits you.  Upgrading/buying to just get new stuff just turns into gear hoarding.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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2 weeks 9 hours ago #765347 by Joslyn
I'd stick with Canon, but buy likely buy a different model.  Mirrorless would be the only difference.  I guess that is related to I started with a DSLR.  Seeing mirrorless is hot these days, that is where I would start over.  


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