Thom Hogan D3X review

Started Jan 12, 2009 | Discussions thread
Thom Hogan Forum Pro • Posts: 13,659
Re: the price is right

Octane wrote:

If you were shooting Nikon and needed the extra resolution you had to
get a different brand camera plus lenses and had the inconvenience to
shoot with a system you didn't know.

And at what cost? US$7999. You can buy a 5DII and two or three good lenses and not hit that mark. So you're paying a lot for that "integration." Given that there were a lot of us that had Canon equipment for those things that Nikons couldn't do, some of us already had that glass, so we only needed to pick up a body.

But again, I don't object to the price. Nikon is asking for more money from their top end camera. 60% more money. Yet despite Nikon's effective price increase, I'm getting no different support, and the support was already poor. The D3x is not a commodity camera; it does not deserve commodity customer handling.

I really don't understand how you can go on and on about the prices
of parts and theorize about it when we all know that the price tag is
very much set based on what people are willing to pay based on the
time and situation.

You'll note that McNally didn't buy one. D3x bodies are in stock for purchase today and have been since introduction. I think your "willing to pay" bit is stretching it too far. It appears so far that quite a few aren't willing to pay that much.

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Thom Hogan
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