Improve the old or get new? Buying help needed.
So I have a quandry....
I want to do more street photography and I love doing low-light street work.
To this end, it seems I have two choices.
1 - Get a Voigtlander Bessa R2 with a fast 50mm lens. I have a nice, small RF camera, that takes Leica lenses. My first. It would run my about $800-1000ish to get the lens and body depending.
2 - Upgrade my N80 SLR. I can get the new 24-120 VR lens. This, while a slow lens, does give you an extra 3 stops which could be great in low light. Plus it is a moderate zoom so I can get reach. It isn't a fabulous lens, like anything the R2 would have, but I do get zoom and I am going to be shooting some fast film anyway. Plus I could use the extra cash to get a 50/1.4 or 50/1.8 which I do not have for that camera and could use too. I figure that will run aroun $600-$1,000 depending.
What to do? FOllow the new RF route....or just improve my existing system?