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Old 22-08-2006, 19:57   #1 (permalink)
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Decided not to upgrade DSLR

After some serious thought & discussions with other Photographers I have decided not to upgrade from the Nikon D70 to the D80 or D200

Main reasons were the camera I have is still good enough for :-
  • Serious Enlargements with no PQ loss - eg 30" x 20"
  • Pro's / Serious Amateurs to win serious Photo Comps
  • my own skills

Had a reasonable chat to Steve on the subject, after he had just visited a Wildlife Photo Comp in Munich. He had also noticed some of the winning shots were taken with Nikon D70's, Canon 20D's etc.

For once in my life I think I will try to resist the urge to upgrade just for the sake of it .....very hard for Gadget freaks like me Wonder how many days I'll keep to my work

Won't stop me getting a car well beyoned my requirements though Moi, hypocrite
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Old 22-08-2006, 20:23   #2 (permalink)
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I'll give it a month before you have changed your mind!!!
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Old 22-08-2006, 20:33   #3 (permalink)
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For once in my life I think I will try to resist the urge to upgrade just for the sake of it .....
manufacturers do regular product cycles just so they can trap users like yourself.

Resist their attempts
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Old 22-08-2006, 20:45   #4 (permalink)
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I'll give it a month before you have changed your mind!!!
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Old 22-08-2006, 21:04   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Decided not to upgrade DSLR

Sensible decision Dave even though that 17-55 2.8 would have looked sooooooo nice on a D200.
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Old 23-08-2006, 00:56   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Decided not to upgrade DSLR

Good decision Dave. I might consider one when the prices drop, but I have no particular reason for wanting to change the D70s. It can outperform me, and the advantages of the D200 don't justify the price for my use. A bit like computers - you can never have the latest technology, because when you buy, it is already obsolete.
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Old 23-08-2006, 08:15   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Decided not to upgrade DSLR

I can see us having to check this thread daily to see if Dave has given in to temptation
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Old 23-08-2006, 08:29   #8 (permalink)
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I can see us having to check this thread daily to see if Dave has given in to temptation

So that's a day, so far! LOL!
Oh, err, umm, well........... 12 hours!

Will have the same problem when Photokina comes around with the new Sigma which is meant to be released then - and obviously blow all competition out of the water!
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Have you tried one yet Dave? When you do I'll give you four hours.

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Have you tried one yet Dave? When you do I'll give you four hours.

Christ No !!!! I know my limits
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Re: Decided not to upgrade DSLR

Next time the wife takes you shopping, while she is in the supermarket just nip to the local camera shop and have a sneaky peep...go on you know you want to
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I don't believe there is a man alive who wouldn't upgrade just for the sake of it

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So true.....hopefully I will be upgrading to a tall leggy blonde very soon.
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I'll give it a month before you have changed your mind!!!
I'd give him a bit longer than that

...I reckon there'll be a D80 under the tree at Christmas
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So true.....hopefully I will be upgrading to a tall leggy blonde very soon.
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These guys are really not helping you are they Dave!?
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LOL ... I definetely won't be inviting them to my Upgradatitus Anonymous meetings
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Aghhhh!

Well, we'll all be having a Daveius Crackeditus Party
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LOL ... I definetely won't be inviting them to my Upgradatitus Anonymous meetings
Well since we arn't invited, maybe you could take picture's of the event with the new camera
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