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  1. #1
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    Last Camera Syndrome?

    Saw this article yesterday... I do not think many on this forum are suffering from the disease, but am I wrong. It seems many of us continue to invest in the industry

    https://photographylife.com/last-camera-syndrome/


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    Re: Last Camera Syndrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Saw this article yesterday... I do not think many on this forum are suffering from the disease, but am I wrong. It seems many of us continue to invest in the industry

    https://photographylife.com/last-camera-syndrome/
    I'm certainly not in the market for a new body and probably won't be for a long time. My D750 does so much so well and does it in a light, crisp package that suits me well. it's going to take a significant increase in technology to get me let go of it and that doesn't mean mirrorless (ugh!); at least not yet. My plan is to reevaluate the state of the market once I've burned out the shutter in my current D750.
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  3. #3
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    Re: Last Camera Syndrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    I'm certainly not in the market for a new body and probably won't be for a long time. My D750 does so much so well and does it in a light, crisp package that suits me well. it's going to take a significant increase in technology to get me let go of it and that doesn't mean mirrorless (ugh!); at least not yet. My plan is to reevaluate the state of the market once I've burned out the shutter in my current D750.
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    I am kind of in the same boat. I love my D7200 and I am now enjoying the D700 I purchased from a friend. I think it will be a while before I make a change. I could upgrade the D700 at some point, but it would take a lot to get me to upgrade the D7200 - it meets my needs. Both the D700 and D7200 have a lot of life left in them.
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
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  4. #4
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    Re: Last Camera Syndrome?

    While one of the symptoms of my G.A.S. is perpetual lens lust, it isn't limited to lenses. I just 'invested' in some Godox lighting gear with three units and triggers earlier this year and already I'm lusting after a nice LED constant lighting system. Don't get me started on bags and cases. But as far as bodies go - well my sister-in-law loves her new Olympus mirrorless and I find myself thinking "me too, me too, I need one of those" "Our" err now my wife's D5100 works just fine but the D5600 would be so much better. And hey I have one of those D610's which the author of the article referenced by the Danno as Nikon's 'fiasco". I wonder how many new FX lens buyers the introduction of this entry level FX body brought to Nikon? Anyway, it is an entry level FX so I NEED to upgrade, maybe the new D8XX will be the cat's meow, or perhaps I should just bite the bullet and get a D5 or save a few pennies and settle for a D4 refurbished - only to upgrade to a D6 someday. And if they ever come up with an FX with the swivel screen of the D5100 - I'll jump all over it.

    Unless I retire and have to learn to budget better because every Monday morning as I drag myself out of bed, I think to myself is this the week I drop the "I'm retiring on _____" letter on the CEO's desk? My GAS keeps me saying not this week. But we just amended the corporate employee policy to read "employees are expected to work until 71" - meaning 65 the old 'expected date" is now considered "early retirement". So instead of three years, I could be behind the desk another nine. .... so lots of time for that D5.

    No, I'm not in my 'last camera state" - I expect there will be a new body someday in my camera bag.

    Now my truck, I bought a big decked out diesel so that it would be my last truck, ... that was 2010, ... yes I've looked at the new ones ....
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  5. #5
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    Re: Last Camera Syndrome?

    I recently retired my D300 for a D7100. I did it in mind that that would be the last DX camera I needed for long distance Nature Photography. My D700 is still trucking along after over 5 years and I don't see a need to upgrade it any time soon. If I do I will probably get a D3X. High ISO is not an area where I tend to photograph so I don't need anything past that. It would be a waste to go with a D4 or D5 for me.

    I agree with the author's assessment. Many cameras are getting "bloated" with high MP sensors. Honestly, unless you are going to do BANNER SIZED images, why do you need anything more than say 24 MP?? I have had billboards made from client work I did with the D700 and they look just fine to me. And for REALLY critical client work I toss digital aside and go to the "gold standard", the Hasselblad, anyway. I think Nikon and Canon both are guilty of not listening to their consumers on what they want. They are still playing the MP game.

    As for lenses, I have AI/AIS from 16mm fisheye to 600mm super telephoto and pretty much everything in between. My purely mechanical and absolutely reliable lenses will last me until I no longer want or am able to do photography.

    As for camera phones replacing REAL cameras, well I will just keep my thoughts on that to my self so as not to offend any "phone phreaks"
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    8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 AFS, 15mm f/3.5 AIS, 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye AIS, 18mm f/3.5 AIS, 24mm f/2.8 AIS, 25-50mm f/4 AIS, 28mm f/2.8 AIS, 35mm f/2 AIS, 35-70mm /3.5 AIS, 50mm f/1.8 AIS, 50mm f/1.4 AIS, 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro, 85mm f/1.4 AIS ,50-135mm f/3.5 AIS, 80-200 f/4 AIS, 105mm f/1.8 AIS, 105mm 2.8 AIS Micro, 180mm f/2.8 ED AIS, 200mm f/2 ED-IF AIS, 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AIS, 500mm f/8 Reflex Nikkor, 600mm f/4 ED-IF AIS

  6. #6
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    Re: Last Camera Syndrome?

    Most can find a need for a new camera----------------------- if they want one
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  7. #7
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    Re: Last Camera Syndrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Most can find a need for a new camera----------------------- if they want one
    But before they do, they need to sit down and be TOTALLY HONEST with themselves and ask if a new camera will make them a better photographer. I would say 95% of the time the honest answer would be NO. They would do better working on their skills as a photographer and not fall into the trap of "I need a better camera to be a better photographer". You can take a $5500 D5 and STILL take crappy photos with it. On the other hand, an accomplished photographer can take an "ancient" D1 and within the limits of its abilities, still produce a stunning image.

    It is not so much about the equipment as it is the photographer behind it. And you can quote me on that
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  8. #8
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    Re: Last Camera Syndrome?

    I totally agree with @STM. I call it having a "pixel fetish".
    John

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  9. #9
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    Re: Last Camera Syndrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnB View Post
    I totally agree with @STM. I call it having a "pixel fetish".
    I really like the D7100, but compared to the D300 and D700 I don't like how much longer it takes PS to do what I ask it to do because the file size is so much larger.
    Nikon FTn, F2A/MD-2, Nikkormat FT2, F4E, D850, D500, D700, D7100

    8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 AFS, 15mm f/3.5 AIS, 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye AIS, 18mm f/3.5 AIS, 24mm f/2.8 AIS, 25-50mm f/4 AIS, 28mm f/2.8 AIS, 35mm f/2 AIS, 35-70mm /3.5 AIS, 50mm f/1.8 AIS, 50mm f/1.4 AIS, 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro, 85mm f/1.4 AIS ,50-135mm f/3.5 AIS, 80-200 f/4 AIS, 105mm f/1.8 AIS, 105mm 2.8 AIS Micro, 180mm f/2.8 ED AIS, 200mm f/2 ED-IF AIS, 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AIS, 500mm f/8 Reflex Nikkor, 600mm f/4 ED-IF AIS

  10. #10
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    Last Camera Syndrome?

    I'm in the "if you want it and can afford it then get it" camp. What someone else buys or used has no effect on my journey as a photographer whatsoever. I bought my D500 because my D90 was beyond what nikon said was the expected shutter count and didn't want it to fail and let me down at an important moment. Most everything said so far in this thread is true, but in the end if a new piece of kit will inspire you to get out and shoot, go for it! Now if someone will just send me a 200mm f2 I will be happy! For a while anyway.


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