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Just some thoughts on tech improvements and moving from...

ZoneV

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"RE: Just some thoughts on tech improvements and moving from older bodies to newer."

ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Tue 01-Jan-13 07:37 PM | edited Tue 01-Jan-13 07:42 PM by ZoneV

>I'm presuming professionals whose work demands they shoot high
>numbers of exposures will wear out a pro Nikon in fewer years
>than I will. (The D4's 400,000 shutter clicks will take me a
>while.) That maybe why they replace so often.

Arthur, et. al.:

Yes, that's defnitely a big part of it. I know that if I were a full-time pro, I'd be having more frequent repairs done, and buying new bodies about twice as often.

Here's a great article by a working pro to put that into perspective:

http://karlgrobl.blogspot.com/2010/04/its-official-im-announcing-retirement.html

And Grobl actually is not a frequent upgrader; he upgrades as infrequently as possible, and is quite thrifty. The D3 bodies are only his third DSLR pair (Nikon D1x ---> Canon 1D II ---> Nikon D3).

Another couple of posts with more views of how well-used his equipment was:

http://karlgrobl.com/blog/2010/04/the-nikons-arrived-my-canons-are-for-sale/

http://www.karlgrobl.com/EquipmentReviews/ThrashedCanons.htm

And Ken Rockwell's test of one of his lenses:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/70-200mm-f28-is.htm

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