Originally Posted by TopDown
My two cents; Keep your money in your pocket for now. Focus (no pun intended) on the photography - improving your photographic skill costs nothing. After you're out of school, the technology will have taken another leap, and you'll be better situated to spend the money on it. Good luck.
I just feel like I'd be able to produce a lot better pics by upgrading... not saying my skills are close to being perfect already but having the camera I do right now has SOME limitations to it and I want to be able to not be limited by it, especially while I'm in school learning cool new stuff and possibly even making some money using them while I'm there by doing paid work on the side (right now its mostly just favors for friends).