Is now a good time to purchase a DP 2 Merrill, is a DP successor around the corner?

Started Jul 31, 2013 | Questions thread
manaskarekar
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Re: Is now a good time to purchase a DP 2 Merrill, is a DP successor around the corner?
In reply to mike earussi, Aug 1, 2013

mike earussi wrote:

There's always something "new and improved" coming out just around the corner, and there always will be. If you keep waiting for the next iteration you'll never buy anything.

As true as that always is, if you are waiting within a reasonable period with an expectation of reasonable features, waiting isn't too bad.

For example, I'm not waiting for a vague 'better DPM or the latest and greatest', I was waiting for a DP M with improved battery life, which was a borderline deal killer for me. I don't think there's anything wrong with waiting if you have some minimum requirements that may be fulfilled in the next iteration.

Eventually, my gear lust took over and I bought one anyway, but the whole argument that 'there will always be something better and there is no point waiting' falls flat when you know the features you absolutely need are around the corner and it's a 'want' purchase, not a 'need' one.

That is exactly what led me to ask the question, if there were any rumors floating about of an impending update to the DP M's. And given how technology progresses, I have a good amount of faith that the battery life will be improved in the next iteration along with (hopefully) a lot of other things.

That said, I am super excited and can't wait to receive the camera.

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