can't believe my 5R has lost almost half value in 7 months

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Rexgig0 Senior Member • Posts: 3,316
Re: Glad to pay one-third original price.../ investments...

Buying some of my pre-owned cameras, I was glad to be paying one-third the original retail price for my 5D bodies, and proportionately less for my 1D Mark II N bodies. These models are now eight years old, and providing me with enjoyment and quite good images. I have bought new cameras, too, and it is reassuring to know they will probably be working well when a decade old, unless I cause damage to them. Shutter assemblies are replaceable.

I know, of course, that the manufacturers will eventually cease to support them, but the last time I checked, the 5D and 1D Mark II N were still supported. If not, well, I have received good service from them, including images that are priceless, to me.

If the D70s is no longer supported by Nikon, well, that is OK, too. At $100 US, through Ebay, it can be considered disposable.

If I want an investment, I will save the price of a camera body, and then put that amount into an interest-bearing account, or my 457 account. (457 is a type of 401k equivalent, for government workers.)

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I wear a badge and pistol, and, primarily with 7D cameras, with 10-22mm and 100mm Macro L lenses, shoot evidentiary images at night, which incorporates elements of portrait, macro, still life, landscape, architecture, PJ, and occasional action.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED +32 more
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