I am looking to update the equipment I use for my photography because the equipment I use now is quite basic and I would like to see my results with some better gear.
Currently I use a Nikon D50 and telephoto Sigma 400mm which is a manual everything 'classic' my dad brought in 1993 second hand, so we think it was made around the mid 1980's!
My question is what should I upgrade, I don't mind the manual focus, but i dont like the manual exposure of the lens, or is the camera more important then the lens? My price range is anything around £500-600 although i could stretch to more.
I havent thought much about a new camera body but my lens thought's include the Sigma 170-500mm F5.6-6.3 DG APO (86mm) (retailling at around £500) although i have heard this is a fairly mediocre lens, the Bigma? 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG (86mm) (stretching the budget a bit at £700) and the Tamron AF 200-500 (86mm) at about £600.
Does anyone have any experience with these lenses and can reccomend either or any experience with a camera body that is likely to help produce better images then the D50?
Some images with my current gear can be seen at my blog, http://on-firecrestsbirdingblockbuster.blogspot.com/
Any help gratefully recieved...