Could you forfeit upgrading in 2012?

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Could you forfeit upgrading in 2012?
Dec 19, 2011

I'm a fairly successful photographer and I need a certain amount of equipment. Cameras, lighting, computers, and so on.

I've had a pretty good run of it and still pushing my Nikon pro bodies/glass and my computer system is a fair compliment to 12mp. It can cope.

With that in mind, and even with the imminent (sic) announcements likely coming from Nikon (and Canon too) in the new year as well as the promise of new CPUs from intel making their way into the overdue Mac Pro, i've decided to abstain from any new purchases in 2012, except for standard repairs and firmware updates.

So nothing new.

My question is this (mainly to professional working photographers):

Could you do it? Are you happy enough with your current output, or is the lure of the new your salvation? Is the equipment that important?

...Just asking.

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