...For camera equipment. Seriously! I've saved up my pennies and I want to buy a new lens for my upcoming trip to Africa and I can not decide! Every time I think I've read enough reviews and done enough comparisons I ask a photographer friend and I'm slapped back to square one. And lens shopping always leads to the question of do I upgrade my camera or not? I bought a Nikon D40 over 3 years ago as my starter camera into the land of digital SLR's and it's been great but it has limitations that I feel I am ready to stretch beyond. Do I bite the bullet and skip ahead to an FX format? It's just so much $! Am I kidding myself with even considering that? It's probably more camera than I can handle. Do I accept the fact that I'm not making enough with side portrait work to justify a purchase of that magnitude? Then there's the lenses...I want 300mm but I'd like a zoom, I know you get what you pay for so I'm leery of those under $200. Reviews are all over the place. I was looking at the Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 but the price... ugh. I can't tell you how many times I've added a piece of equipment into my "cart" on Amazon only to close the browser and exhale in frustration.
I need help, a Nikon photographer guru to be my mentor, any takers?