To make the switch? Dx -> Fx?

Started Nov 20, 2017 | Discussions thread
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Nick1992 Regular Member • Posts: 129
To make the switch? Dx -> Fx?

Hey everyone,

Hope everyone is enjoying the start to the Holiday season!

I am debating if I should switch to FX and, if so, which model. Here is my backstory to this question:

I own a decentttt bit of DX stuff, as I thought I was going to stay in this area. This includes:

1. Nikon D500 (Like New)

2. Tokina 11-16 2.8 (Like New)

3. Nikon 17-55 2.8 (Works perfect, shows its age)

4. Nikon 16-80 2.8 (Like New)

5. MB-D17 Grip (Like New)

I bought the Nikon D500 because when I was looking to upgrade from my first body, it was the newest thing out plus I got into photography for wildlife and birding. Turns out, I shoot everything but wildlife and birds now. I am getting free and some paid gigs for restaurants, healthcare offices, events (for people or companies I know) and other things.

I do not rely on photography to pay the bills. Currently, I am happy in my marketing sales job and it is opening many doors and relationships for my photography hobby. However,  I could see photography as a great side business because of my main job --most recently, a nursing home that I advertise for asked me to submit a quote for a 2-3 day architecture/event shoot.  Plus, my family and friends all started asking about family photos and baptisms and even weddings.

The Nikon D500 has not let me down by any means, but I think switching to FX would be wise if I am going to pursue photography as a side income (or full income sometime in the future).

With the D850 being out, I saw some great D810s go on eBay and locally for about $1800. I know the D750 is a great camera, as well. Nikon is having a deal on a D810 and 24-120 f4 but if I made the switch, I would want the 24-70 2.8 I would think. And as much as I would love to get the D850 because it would feel like the D500, its just a lot of cash, unless I waited until the first time that went on sale.

Does it make sense to switch or am I just thinking crazy thoughts? If so, which body do you recommend and why?


Nikon D500
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