I've been around for a long time as an amateur and for the last 15 years or so as a semi-pro. I'm a Systems Admin for a regional health care organization by trade, so I tend to be very technically inclined. Read a computer geek with a whole lot of software knowledge.
My first Nikon camera was a circa '68 F body my grandfather bought for my birthday.
Since that time, I have purchased an FE, an F5, I added an n90s around 1996, stayed with the n90s until 2006 when the D200 was released, my first real dip into the Digital era. Meanwhile I kept all my film cameras and still today occasionally will use them to shoot certain shots. Around 2009, I found a practically brand new D300 for a very attractive price and purchased that. I love the D300, it has been my goto camera for just about everything. When I need that special light, I break out the film.
I tend to snap a lot of birds of both the feathered type and the metal kind. I love landscapes and I tend to randomly go out on a drive, point the car in a direction and snap anything that calls to me. This is also how I tend to find birds of prey. I still shoot, weddings, birthdays and reunions/gatherings to finance my next case of NAS.
Over the years since buying the D200, all of my lens choices (there have been many) have been FF lenses as I've always told myself I would eventually return to FF, but that is also why I still shoot film. The digital darkroom has finally progressed to a point where I can sufficiently live without film.
Now, I sit here thinking of all the options that are available and I've been leaning hard toward a D750. But the rub is, I hunt birds with long glass and the crop factor of a DX body is very compelling. I've seen some excellent shots come out of the D7100, but, I would like to see a D7200, if it is close to release. Honestly, I'd really like to see a good replacement for the D300...D400. I have read that is the desire of many others as well. But the D750 talks to me because of low noise, 5FPS with 14bit raw, Expeed 4... I have not forgotten the D810 and with the idea behind the astrophotography aspect, deserves a serious look, because I also dabble in that realm with the F5 still. The D810 is attractive for the DX mode and 36MP, but is that really worth another $1000?
If there is a D7200 on track in the next couple of months I might, wait and save my $$$ for that and an updated 24-120 with VR or a 17-55 2.8.
So, now that you know a bit of my story, what would you buy or wait for in my shoes? I think we have too many options in camera bodies.
Cameras D300, D200, n90s, F5, FE, Nikon 1. Glass - 150-600 Tamron vc, Nikon 70-300 VR 4.5-5.6, Nikon 70-200 VR 2.8, Nikon 14-24 2.8, nikkor 50mm 1.4, Nikon 105 VR 2.8 micro, Nikkor 85 1.4G, Nikkor 35 1.4, 24-120 22.214.171.124