D300s replacement D700 replacement. It will happen, but not just yet (I think)

Started Dec 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Simon Garrett
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Maybe you guys are all rich?
In reply to coudet, Dec 26, 2012

Maybe you guys are all rich, but I'm not.

A D400 will probably cost around £1300-1500 UK prices.  A D800 is around £2000 now.  I could manage that, but then I'd have to replace my 16-85 lens.  The 24-120 costs over £800, and isn't optically as good, so before I see any improvement in IQ I'd probably have spent around £1500-2000 in a couple of lenses to cover the range.

So for me to go FX would cost £3500-4000 to do little more than stay where I am in image quality.  Or £1300-1500 for a D400, if it ever comes.

Forget reach, forget size and weight, forget DoF.  The reason why I'm unlikely to go FX in the near future is money.  End of.

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