Hello All; I'm a long time lurker and I finally registered & looking forward to reading more and commenting.
I'm looking to upgrade from my current setup:
I started with photography back in 2005; when I got a D50, 18-55mm & 55-200mm (non-VRs) for my High School graduation gift. In 2009 for my College Graduation gift, I upgraded to a D90 & 35/1.8 DX. I really wanted the new 70-200mm VR II, but with the economy and job market. I just couldn't swing the price tag, so I settled for a 55-200mm VR.
Today; I'm engaged, wedding date is next year, we've got a couple trips planned this year. So the pictures are becoming more important. The Future-Mrs is a Social Media beast... but I hate taking pictures with a phone.
For the most part; I am pretty content with my D90. At the current time I have no need to print poster-sized images or sports photography, most of my images are just of items to post on eBay. But I would like to venture back out into the hobby as things slow down post-wedding.
My current setup:
So it's 2017; I have the new 70-200mm F/2.8e in my sights, it's been 10 years.. I owe it to myself.
But now I find out, it can not work with my D90. So I have the D5600 in mind, I really don't want to spend too much on a Body. The biggest feature that appeals to me is the Snapbridge, which will appeal to the mrs. The D500 is a serious contender, but at $2k, I rather spend the bulk of my money on new glass and wait to see what Nikon does with their SLR lines.
I'm budgeting about $5K for my upgrade, with $2800 for the 70-200mm. that leaves me $2200. I'm waiting for Costco to get the D5600 in stock. That leaves me around $1500.. How about the 16-80/2.8-4?
Please give me your thoughts and critique my plan. But, don't be too harsh.