Hi guys!! I just joined the forum recently, and the amount of information just WOW
However, opinion still need from those who is much experience, and I'm humbly asking you guys to teach me a little bit of something
The question is, Full Frame or APS-C??
Let me introduce myself a little bit. I'm a graphic designer, for about 5 years now. I've dealing with photography for quite a while, whether it's work or spare time hobby. However, I've yet to own a DSLR. I've been using others' camera (well... I didnt really earn much for the last few years... I've been saving for wedding and stuffs (Just got married last year hehehe))
My experience with camera are mostly with P&S camera (I actually own a Canon PowerShot SX230), Handphone (Well... Not a bad and cheap alternative choice for me... I do have a Flickr account, with some photos shot with a HTC Touch Diamond 2 hehehe...), DSLR (The company I'm currently work for, they organize a lot of those events and dinners, and as the graphic designer, I also play a part as their photographer. I use company's Nikon (really forgot what model) then replaced by Sony A58, if I remembered correctly)
FINALLY, I manage to save up and decided to buy myself a DSLR, MUST OWN ONE!!!
So here's what I think...
For my first DSLR, I hope for something that can lasts for 1-3 years before another upgrade is needed, and I wish to used it for maybe 70% hobby and 30% work. There are so many things I wanna try (Light painting, macro photography, a little bit Video Shooting, etc) and I want to build up my portfolio, so that I can eventually step into real business world in the future (Event photography, Studio, etc)
Currently there are 4 cameras on my wish list, 2 FF, and 2 APS-C, being...
Nikon D610 & Canon 6D (FF), Nikon D7100 & Canon 70D (APS-C)
One of my friend recommended me the Nikon D700, and I'm quite impress with the reviews. If I were to go for it, that means 2nd hand.
And everything still come down to the most important thing... BUDGET... Well, I can't really shell out much, as you can see my choices, being either it's entry FF, or APS-C... I can say somewhere around 3,000 SGD, with or without lens. I'm willing to shell out more for lenses if I were to go for a FF DSLR.
The main question is which camera will last longer before I got hit by the so called "limitation", and another upgrade is needed. I've been digging around for reviews, photos, and friends' opinions. As you would already know, some says this and some says that, there was never a very decisive opinion that makes me pull the trigger and get "THAT" camera. So now, I'm humbly ask for your opinion, and hopefully I will eventually come up with a decision.
P.S. I might seems to demand or ask for too much, but hopefully you guys can forgive me, as being a graphic designer for so many years with little exposure to photography, I really don't know what should I've asked or shouldn't. I didn't even know for sure whether this tread should be in here (If I've started the thread at the wrong place, please help me move to a much appropriate place, thank you Mod!!!)
Thank you for your time, and wish you a happy day!!