How times have changed.

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Steve Bingham
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How times have changed.
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I remember having a Nikon F. Pretty much bullet proof. Paid $200 NEW. Nice camera. The best Nikon made at the time. Even survived being under 20' of water for 24 hrs. Threw it into some fresh water for 24 hrs, drained it, dried it, and played with it for a day (cranking and clicking). Worked great for many more years.

A combination of design elements made the Nikon F successful. It had interchangeable prisms and focusing screens; the camera had a depth-of-field preview button; the mirror had lock-up capability; it had a large bayonet mount and a large lens release button; a single-stroke ratcheted film advance lever; a titanium-foil focal plane shutter; various types of flash synchronization; a rapid rewind lever; a fully removable back - oh yeah, and a fast shutter speed of 1/1000.

Now I can get the top Nikon digital camera for $6,500. Ah, time moves on . . .

I know, inflation. Even so, $6,500 is serious money for most. So, I wonder, are we pricing ourselves out of the market? I have a D810 but I also have a D5300. Maybe we need to relax a bit? Shoot something a little less than the best?

Your thoughts.

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