I know, one of those threads where some gumby asks for reccomendations on two almost completly different styles of cameras, and then says, whats going to be best for ME (duh, only I can answer that, I know, but stay with me).
I have recently sold my aging Nikon D70 (+Sigma 10-20, Nikkor 50mm f1.8) after lusting over a Fuji X100. My thinking was, a great take-anywhere camera which will get me more shots compared to a DSLR that stays at home most of the time, with image quality at least as good as my D70/10-20mm.
So, I ordered a X100 yesterday, and my order was cancelled by the retailer claiming no stock. Of course i could go buy elsewhere, but perhaps this is a message from the luminus-gods. "you wont be happy, get another DSLR, son"
I have UPTO $1000 to play with here. And I am the kind of guy that likes control, the reason I have always prefered SLR's. I *could* buy a second hand D80 for around $350, add a prime of around 22mm and I have essentially the same thing. I have no idea what lens, but I am sure I could find something with the remaining $650.
I am looking for advice from someone that has a similar personality to me. the kind that could be suseptible to buyers remorse. the kind that likes to drive a manual vs an automatic car. the kind that likes a bit of DIY. My preference has always been for classic street primes - around 35mm focal length (on 35mm equiv) Do i pull the trigger on the x100, or go back to dSLR?
The kinds of photos I enjoy taking are landscapes, my kids and family, actually, probably easier to tell you what I DONT get enjoyment from photographing; flowers, birds, planes. I enjoy macro, but not enough to carry a dedicated macro lens. I would prefer to flip a 50mm around for the odd chance I would use it.
To add into the mix, I have an iPhone that I take a lot of my emmotional and instant photos (not great quality, but they dont need to be), that the x100 would replace somewhat. Am i doubling up here?
If there are any other suggestions, please let me know.
Nelson Bay and Sydney.