GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17067747
I completely disagree! I went from 4, back to 3, then quickly back to 2. I am kind of stuck there, now.
Step 5 really isn't a step. It is an over-arching theme of the entire process! I am half convinced that the cheapest way to get into digital photography is to start with a 1Dx and a bag of L-primes!
I find it to be a common route for a lot of people.
And while for some, yes, getting a 1DX with some of the best lenses possible is probably the best cheapest way for someone with a very high end budget to get the cheapest entry to summit level gear, it's not for everyone.
The more you really get into photography, the more you learn what tools you need for your photography. I'm all over the place, but at the end of the day, I'm happy with an old full frame and a $30 Helios 44-2 prime lens. Sure, I'd like a 6D, but at this point, it won't offer me enough to warrant it's cost at this time. I'm happy really with any old camera, APS-C or full frame, and a 35mm & 85mm prime for almost everything I do. My specialty stuff is my 600mm which I use for wildlife exclusively on APS-C. Would I like better everything? Of course. But there's a price threshold that I'm not willing to break into. And that's based on knowing I basically don't need it nor will truly benefit from it for what I do. But I'm not someone who makes a living with this, and I, like many others, have other hobbies and things that I'm an enthusiast about. I know some will subscribe to better gear being critical, and some will state that being a better photographer is key and lower end gear is more than fine. I'm a little in the middle. But I'm definitely in the camp of "know the tool you need" rather than just getting something for the sake of getting it thinking it will "do better."
I'm weird though. I'm more into manual glass these days.