Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Never Touch What You Can't Afford
Out of all the specifications that are now littering the internets, the one that immediately caught my eye was the price: $6,800, body only. They've now reached the lofty price range of the Leica M9 and Nikon D3x, to name but two.
A price that triggers one of my simple rules of life: Never touch what you can't afford.
Because the body is just the beginning. You'll wind up spending as much, if not more, on lenses to justify what you invested in the body. You're not just buying a $6,800 body, but a full system that can run from $15,000 to $20,000. For me, at those levels, you're talking Real Money, like a down payment on a home, or a completely new car.
Oh. One other little specification that caught my eye. Maximum ISO on this beast is 204,500, "ideal for law enforcement, government or forensic field applications." My tax dollars at work.