Hi guys, I'm new here and I think my first request for help was posted in the wrong section and the post got deleted.
I'm thinking of getting a DSLR for general purpose use. It will be used for holiday, kids, family events etc, and to be honest I think a weather resistant unit like the K30 or K50 will be more than adequate. Neither should set me back more than $1.5k with the 18-135mm lens.
The problem is that I have a Nikon F4 which I inherited from my dad along with 9 AF lenses (thus no entry level stuff), so another option is to get a Nikon, but at min I need to get the D7000. Based on my usage, I doubt I'll use most of the pro level features on the D7000 and the 5 prime lenses that I have. I figure that some here will say get an entry level dslr and keep the F4 to use film as well but I do have an R8 with another 5 lenses which I'm planning on keeping just for that purpose.
Considering my use, can anyone advise me on the pros and cons of flogging off the F4 and my Nikon lenses and getting an entry level DSLR vs getting a D7000 and keeping all the lenses that I probably won't use?
While I'm at it, IF I were to flog off the F4 and lenses to one of the second hand shops at peninsular, can someone please give me a rough figure on how much I should ask for? I know the buy and sell here would get me better prices, but I think it's too work haggling over these many items. Everything I have is in excellent condition with no fungus/mould and minimal dust (that doesn't affect the optics). The items are as follows:
Tokina 20-35mm f3.5-4.5
Nikon 24-120mm f3.5-5.6
Nikon 35-70mm f2.8
Nikon ED 70-180mm f4.5-5.6
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Nikon 85mm f1.8
Nikon 105mm f2.8
Nikon 135mm f2
Nikon ED 300mm f4