I think if you sell things to fund your next purchase it's probably not so bad as constant outright spending. It shows some thought. Particularly if you really aren't happy with what you have. Maybe the only better way of testing is to rent before you decide to buy. Rent the newer cameras or lenses and see if you really like them. Then you wouldn't go the route of buying and selling months later and lose cash you could use on what you want. When you acquire so much that you really don't use most of it anymore and yet you refuse to part with it while you buy more.. maybe that is more of a problem. And if you don't care maybe it's not a problem?Would it be a good idea to sell some stuff and hope that the Fuji is the answer, I just don't know.
Christilou, I have, for the record, photographed a lot of weddings. Of what you have the K5 would be a fine camera for that purpose, with one of your smaller cameras as backup and for some quick grab shots.I don't know what to say....... I'm terribly indecisive at the best of times. I can't even decide WHICH camera to sell of the 5 I have on the go at the moment much less which one I'd like to "acquire". I'm still not sure about the m4/3rds. I have the EP3 and the PL25mm but I can't say that I'm blown away with it. I much prefer the Leica X1 and the Pentax K5. I've never really got along too well with Fuji X100 either...... and so it goes! Would it be a good idea to sell some stuff and hope that the Fuji is the answer, I just don't know. I have to photograph my daughter's wedding in May and I'd need to have time to familiarise myself with another system so unless it starts to ship soon and people start posting pics then I may have to pass.
Andrew, if m43 isn't doing it and, like you mentioned, you don't see anything else, then what are you shooting with?In comparison I still find my M43 images lacking. I keep trying to like the system, but falter. I plan to list my E-P3 this weekend; I'll hold on to the other lenses just in case the OM-D turns out to be a real step up. But for the most part I'm giving up on M43. And I'm almost to the point of selling my Olympus DSLR.
Renting is a great idea to quell GAS! I recently rented the Sony NEX 5n along with the 24mm Zeiss lens and I quickly realized that it is not the camera for me. Lenses are a great thing to rent because you can try different ones and different kinds and experiment, maybe even spark a new creative direction.
I'm primarily shooting with the Nikon V1. I'm super happy with it. I'm shooting far more family snaps and less serious stuff (lack of time). It focuses fast and accurately, meters very well, has great color, captures great movies, has a great EVF, and is small and light (I have the two kit zooms). For my current purposes it works really well. Between the V1 and the EP3 it's a wash between all of the pros and cons of each. But I find the V1 to be faster and more convenient to use (built-in EVF) and I'm really like what it does in RAW.Andrew, if m43 isn't doing it and, like you mentioned, you don't see anything else, then what are you shooting with?