Originally Posted by GB
Yeah I hear ya! Glass can get damn expensive! I think I finally have all the lenses I need so I can sit back and just enjoy using them now.
Your cookie shot is great! I love the depth of field.
I think that glass is always going to be more than what the bodies are worth. Sure, the tech in the bodies changes, but mainly the sensor. optics, and good quality optics, cost money, BUT also retain their resale value 10x what bodies do.
Good glass, like a good set of knives, is an investment in the future, and can last lifetimes.
The nifty 50 for example, the 1.8 can be had all day long at $117, and my ole D80 body can now be had for $300. In 5 years, provided there are no scratches/dust/fungus, I can still get $100 for my prime 50, the body, who knows. . .when the d80 first came out, it was one of those $800 bodies.
Investing in a camera is just like any other set of tools, you get what you pay for, and you know going in, that it isn't always a cheap hobby, when you want to do it right.
New glass has brought new life to my now considered "out of date" body, but I am just not wanting to make the jump to full frame, as my rig suits my needs.