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18-03-11, 09:10 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Your gear must have some resale value Eysha! Why not do an ebay search to see what your bits of kit and camera have sold for (completed sales)?
If you can get enough back to buy a DSLR with a kit lens then that must surely be better than losing interest in photography because you are disgruntled with your current set-up and wasting the total value of your kit.
Absolutely right. You probably won't get enough to completely cover an SLR, but there are a few on eBay at the moment and they're all being bid on and they're all at least £130 and not near the end of their auctions yet.
It's a really tough decision to upgrade, especially when you've not had something for very long but it's often the right thing to do. I agonised over it for ages when I upgraded. Twice! It's always been the right decision.
Recently, Julia (the other photographer in my company) also had the same issue. She was frustrated that she wasn't happy with her photos but she was unsure if it was the camera or her ability. So, we swapped cameras. She used mine and I used hers on an outdoor shoot. I think we'd been going for about 5 minutes when she wandered over and said "OK - I'm going to Park Cameras once we're done here"!
If you've got someone who has a D90 (or similar) perhaps they would let you play with it for a while?
Finally, if upgrading does nothing else it will excite you and get you using your camera. And there really is no better way to learn than by doing...
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