Upload & Sell: On
I've thought about this before but not quit to the level I am right now, so I am curious to get your thoughts.
I've shot Canon since I started photography 7 years ago. Had alot of nicer bodies and glass always been pleased. However, with Canon's recent extreme price hikes, some of the gear I want/need has become too rich for my blood. As I was thinking of picking a 500 f4 II today, I decided to compare prices to Nikon. Boy was I shocked a $2k difference. Initially, my thought was I could buy the Nikon 500 and d7000 for less than the Canon lens, sell my MarkIV and come out way ahead. Problem there is I don't care to run a dual system.
My current kit is this:
5d3, 1d4, 24-105, 70-200 2.8 II, 400 5.6 and 580EXII. The 400 is new and can be returned.
So, I started pricing and came up with the following comparable Nikon kit:
d600, d7000, 24-85, 70-200 2.8 II, 200-400, possibly a 500 and a sb-910. Not sure I really need the 500 as the crop of the d700 is slight more than my current 400 and I could always throw a TC on there and be longer.
I do alot of wildlife and waterfowl with some family work mixed in. Sale of my equipment plus cash on hand would bring me dead even with the Nikon switch, even better if I choose to forego the 500.
I realize I am giving up some between the d7000 and the MkIV, but I think everything else is pretty equal.