And now, I am planning my next move and I might need to think this one out loud.
I currently own a Nikon D90 that I bought with the 18-105 VR 3.5/5.6 kit lens. I later complemented it with the Nikon 70-300 VR lens for birding. I then sold my 18-105 for the 18-200 VR II 3.5/5.6 lens. For a “walk-around” lens, it suited me more. Now having a 200mm range, I figured that my 70-300 was not “significantly” more, so I sold it to get a Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM 5.6/6.3 lens. I also have an old, very old, 50mm f/1.8 lens that came with my Father’s old F series Nikon. Since it’s all manual (focus and metering), I do not use it often, although I loved taking flower pictures with it.
I also have a SB-900 flash and I recently got an umbrella and a stand for it. I have yet to use this latest “portable-studio” addition and I just can’t wait for some family portrait shots over the Holiday season. I have a monopod for taking nature photography and a small table-top Gorilla-pod (that I mostly use as my iPad easel!).
So here I am, with a recent yearly bonus in hand (not much, but enough), thinking out loud for my next move. And my options are:
- The new Nikon D7000 that I lust for (with all these AF points, dual SD slots, incredible high ISO performance and more);
- The very practical Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 Pro DX AF lens to complement my lens pack (great for architectural pics and indoor shots as well);
- A fast 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens (Nikon, Sigma?) to shoot indoor sports;
- Or any other ideas that I might be missing…
Sure, I would love that new Nikon body, but I think that I have to be reasonable and complement my set with that Tokina lens.
What are your thoughts?