Don't know what I have to do anymore
I'm 30 years old and I was hoping to buy a 500mm f4 in the next years and complete my dream..
I've been doing so many sacrifices and being hard to my self for this purchase, but things changing. .
I came from pentax and it was really hard for me selling my whole gear because I believed in Nikon !
The Sony A9 was a bullet deep inside my brain that I can't recover from
It was just rumors, I'd buy a d610 again and again! Don't get me wrong
I'm 59 and, whereas there are certainly things I'd like, I don't have that much drive to own them anymore. Yes, I'd love a 58/1.4 but I'm happy with my 50/1.4, etc. Over the years I've had Olympus OM, Nikon, Leica M, Leica R, Olympus OM (again), Nikon (again), Olympus Micro Four Thirds and Nikon (yet again!). It helps that I usually keep my outfit quite small (apart from the Oly MFT), I can offset it against tax and I often buy second hand. However I think that's the sticking point. Unless you're fabulously wealthy, if you're going to invest serious money in glass, you really need to commit to a system, at least in the medium term. Of course second hand glass, bought wisely and looked after probably won't lose you much money but new bodies certainly will.
For me, I've settled quite happily (most of the time) into the realisation that I don't need the best, I just need it to be good enough. The D610 is better than I am and with that knowledge I'm quite happy to stick with it knowing that whatever was hanging round my neck, I wouldn't take better pics. With that comes the security of knowing that if I could ever afford a used 300/2.8 (my personal dream - for better dog racing pics!) I could buy it knowing that I wasn't going to have to unload it all in the near future.