Better Body or Better Glass First?

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viper699 Contributing Member • Posts: 803
Better Body or Better Glass First?

I have about 1200$ I can spend on photography gear.

I'm not looking to buy a camera only for astro work, as I'm still learning and not sure yet if I will keep moving into it, so far I like it. I shoot mostly daylight, landscape primarily, some animals if I'm lucky to spot them, and sunsets/night scenes with the gear I have below.

Of course great glass is the most important part compared to bodies, all things being equal.

With that said, some of the pricing, including used bodies looks good.

Here are my options I was considering

1. Upgrade my body to either 810E, 750, 780 (and if so, which one is very good for astro, but still is quite good for daylight.

2. Get a really nice lens for the astro work, one astro user recommended a Sigma that is quite nice., runs about 800$ This lens is good for current shooting scenes.

3. Get a not so expensive astro lens that I have seen recommended on here (maybe there's enough left over for new body)

Just curious to see what people think!

 viper699's gear list:viper699's gear list
Nikon D5500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II +1 more
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