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| p.2 #7 · D800 official announcement is here |
The more I look at it the cost of ownership of this camera keeps climbing higher and higher.
For me, the true cost would be lenses. It would be stupid to buy this camera and go cheap on lenses. I currently am using Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, NIkon 17-55mm f2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR. To replace with Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 and even the lower cost 16-35mm f4 is $3,000. Subtract the resale of current lenses ($1,200) and I'll have to pay an additional $1,800 plus the $3,000 for the camera--nearly $5,000. Minus resale of my D300 ($700,) that's $4,300 for me to go from what I have to an equivalent system based on D800. I'm going to have to see some reviews, see some actual prints, and think carefully before spending that. Will also wait to see what a D400 brings to the table for me. One other minor thing is apparently the new battery on the D800 doesn't hold that much charge as compared to the previous ones.
Kent in SD