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    If you ask that qn then it's not the time to upgrade.

    My upgrading reasons: 1. Camera spoil
    2. You need better mechanical features to venture into specific areas of photography which the camera you hold currently faces the difficulty to cope. E.g. af system slow for fast moving action, fps low, buffering of raw images slow or working with low light with no flashes allowed and all you can depend on is high iso. Then some models aren't that good at high ISO performances.

    Of course that is provided you have tried various techniques and the body doesn't quite meet up to your expectations.

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    When it's 12:00
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    For me, wait till it spoil or pamper myself when there is extra idle cash.

    I owned a Canon compact camera since 2004 & still using now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireflame88
    As mentioned above ^
    Lol, fact is there are wants and needs. Do people really need weather proofing, fast AF , excellent High ISO IQ? Wager 95% of the time hobbyists don't really need this. It is your money, everyone has a different financial situation. I upgrade when I can well afford ( with loads of room to spare) to, and the camera I have cannot meet my personal demands of it. It is not a single determinant that dictates if you should upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireflame88
    Yea man, Really hope that i strike to-to tonight.
    I had my pentax K-x with me for about 2 years now and I think I have reach the end of the road with the camera.
    Its really a good Dslr for a beginner but I was thinking should I be changing it now?
    So why do you think you have reached the end of the road? I hope it's not because some friends told you , "Dude, your photos are great, you should upgrade!"

    I have done photography for 4 years and I'm using an entry level camera because frankly, it is really all I need.

    Do I want something better? Sure , if I have a lot of money to spare. Do I need it? Sadly , the answer is no.

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    this is a very good thread...makes me think twice before upgrading from 1000d

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    Default Re: When do you know its time to upgrade your camera?

    After going through all this comments, I found out that its true that techniques are actually much more needed to take a better picture than getting a camera itself. Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireflame88 View Post
    After going through all this comments, I found out that its true that techniques are actually much more needed to take a better picture than getting a camera itself. Hmmm...
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    though sometimes it's nice to indulge your 'wants', provided you don't stretch your finances of course.
    If buying a more expensive camera makes you feel more 'shiok' and want to go out and take more photos, so be it.

    * but usually the BBB cycle gets shorter and shorter, coinciding with the bank balance getting smaller and smaller

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    Upgrade only when the camera is no longer working and the repair can cost a hole in your wallet like what happened to my E3. Well i'm glad it happened then got reason (excuse) to upgrade.
    Your pictures speaks for you, not your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    So why do you think you have reached the end of the road? I hope it's not because some friends told you , "Dude, your photos are great, you should upgrade!"

    I have done photography for 4 years and I'm using an entry level camera because frankly, it is really all I need.

    Do I want something better? Sure , if I have a lot of money to spare. Do I need it? Sadly , the answer is no.
    this has made me think twice before i wanna upgrade from my 1000D

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    when i strike 1st prize in 4D...

    which oddly enough, i don't play

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    when i strike 1st prize in 4D...

    which oddly enough, i don't play

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    When u dun find "her" appealing any more (old "model")... then its time to change

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    Agree.

    BBB only affects those who has ammo to BBB. lol
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    Before 2012. Its the end of the World, buy buy buy whatever you dream of now.
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    1. when the specs/features that are wanted is within budget
    2. when newer or better specs/features are needed
    3. when the resale value is at the most ideal

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    Buy new and sell old when $ is available that is to keep on going.

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    When all your buddies have bigger guns than you. Haha . . . tis is but juz a tongue in cheek reply.

    Like many have said, upgrade when your cam is limiting your objective.

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    Will there be a thread asking "when shld i be buying new lenses"? lol. it's a very personal question. usually change when you really have to. like buying a car. haha.

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    Default Re: When do you know its time to upgrade your camera?

    1. When my current camera spoil.
    2. When I am feeling rich.
    3. If photography becomes a job to me...

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