Originally Posted by Eggs and bacon
lenses last digital cameras don't, i would factor in an upgrade every 5-7 years at the very most. (depends if camera technology advancement slows down or speeds up drastically etc.)
Originally Posted by sub50hz
The lifecycle of a pro DSLR is typically longer than that of an entry-level or prosumer body. The lastest-and-greatest bug doesnt hit everyone, there are still professionals cranking away on 5Dcs and 1D2s and 3s.
If you plan to use it "forever", MAKE SURE it's really what you want. I went through a lot of gear before settling on a trio of Fujis that fit my every need. I also still have a lot of crap I need to sell.
Yea I know that lenses last quite a long time and cameras dont as they continue to get better and better. I will without a doubt use the camera for a very long time perhaps longer than 5-7 years as it offers more than I need currently so I will grow into it
I do think this is what I want as I will have a nice wide angle lens and then I will have a nice zoom one as well, and to top it all off I will have one for just portraits. I am still trying to figure out how important the 40-70 range will be (this is basically the standard range?) I wont have any of that length but I dont know if it will make a big difference or not. Might just have to stand a little bit closer or farther I guess