Hi fellow members,
I have just recently consider upgrading my gear and not quite sure which way to go. Maybe you can share about your ideas and experience?
I am currently holding Nikon D5000 with two lens (18-55mm kit lens and 18-200mm VR II lens). The main reason for upgrading is that I want to have a DSLR with built-in auto-focus motor. With an auto-focus motor, I have more lens (wide angle, macro, etc.) to choose from in future.
My first idea is to upgrade to Nikon D90, but I don't think it is quite rational because it is not a "real" upgrade. Then I start to put Nikon D7000 to my candidate list. To me, Nikon D7000 is a stronger upgrade and the price is still within my budget (provided that I can sell my Nikon D5000 with kit lens). But I saw many "WTS D7000" posts on this forum which cause me to worry a bit.
Suddenly I realize that I might not need to be a Nikonian all my life. So I open my mind and found there are so many options in the market. The rumor is that "sometimes too many choices means no choices at all". Hence I am now hoping to find a "cost-effective" way to the "Rome" (although all the roads lead to Rome).
The restrictions of my upgrading are:
- Budget issue (less than $2,000)
- Built-in autofocus motor
- Must be compatible with my 18-200mm lens (I want to keep it, not for sale)
Any comments are absolutely welcome Thank you so much!