Is a D800 worth $6k?

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
inasir1971 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,638
Re: Is a D800 worth $6k?

Blindman wrote:

Mentioned to my wife several days ago that I'd like to upgrade my D7000 to a D800 which led to the "how much is it" question. To my amazement she said sure, but I get the same amount "no strings attached". So the question is if the D800 is worth $6,000 to upgrade from a D7000 that I have been very happy with. I have a decent assortment on FX lens so that won't be an issue. Mainly shoot wildlife and sports.

Few people know just how much high end photo gear costs - I find you can comfortably get away with under declaring by a factor of 3. $1100 for a D800E sounds plausible, or $1800 for a 200/2 VRII.

It then only sounds expensive, and not ridiculously expensive.

It's one of those things where everyone ends up a winner. Sort of like saying "well, some exercise is good for your health" instead of "good grief! you're morbidly obese - do you need to ask?". The little white lies that make the world a better place.

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