After much wrestling with self and encouragement from friends (do you have to push a guy who is already about to jump?), I have decided to buy the Nikon D90 with 18-105mm lens. I ordered it last night from Amazon.com. It is on its way here now via UPS Next Day service. I feel that the addition of this photographic instrument to my system will put me at a great advantage, especially with some of my favorite subjects (usually things in darkness). I am told that buyer’s remorse is common when making large purchases, but it doesn’t stop me from feeling really kind of sick on my stomach thinking about the fact that I bought a D90. I know it will be a good addition, I just hope it isn’t too soon. I want to become a professional photographer, so wouldn’t the first step be to step up to appropriate equipment?
As a side note to this, I have decided that I will be starting Project 365 in the next day or so, whenever the D90 is up to it, and attempt to take a photo every day. I think it will be a good way for the D90 and I to become good friends and develop a working relationship that will allow me to create interesting images (I’m tired of pretty).