Hi guys out there... Don't wish to start a bombardment thread with stupid question, so try not to discuss too off thread. Ok here goes:
I current owned the following:
Dynax 5 with 75-300mm lens, 28-85mm lens (both kit lens)
50 f1.7 lens
Dimage 7HI + full accessories like batteries, power adaptor, etc
I do have a budget of ard $6k to upgrade. The question is do I purchase a Dynax 7 (my dream camera) with some really good lens like 80-200 f2.8 APO, 100mm Soft focus, etc with the budget. Then hope that Minolta comes out with a DSLR body soon.
Should I take the opportunity to sell off all I have, maybe still can fetch around $2000+ so with a total budget of $8k and change all to Nikon stuff like D100 Body, F100 body or F5 body but ultimately only left with $1-$2k for lens which can't get a range of very good lenses as compared to Option 1 above.
Personally I was thinking of option 1 is because I like the Minolta's technology deployed in the Dynax 7. But as you guys know, Minolta do not have a wide rande of lenses to support. And to be frank, I don't quite like the Dimage 7HI due to the lens in-bulit is a f3.5/5.6 which makes it difficult when shooting in the dark without using flash. So to go with Option 1, the good lenses cannot be used for digital. Note that I need a Digital camera for my work cos my boss used to give me sudden events photography assignments without telling me in advance, so the digital camera comes handy without films. But I personally still into film photography. Sigh... how I wish Minolta can come up with a DSLR body soon...
So anyone have any suggestions or advise for me to make my decision, as I am really in a dilemma over the limited budget and choices. Please don't recommend Canon as I personally hate this brand, as a IT guy, Canon product never fail to fail me so I have made my own judgement not to buy and own any Canon products regardless of how good a review it has. So Canon guys out there, please respect my perception and don't flame me hor...
Thanks in advance.