Sat 05-Jan-13 03:32 AM | edited Sat 05-Jan-13 03:37 AM by RRRoger
When I had my two Minolta film cameras, I used to cringe at all the double prints I threw away.
When I got my two D1 bodies, we went into the Event business. Soon we were doing two or more per week. It was not unusual for me to take over 5,000 shots in one day. My D1 had over 1 million activations on it when I sold it after getting a D2, and it still worked perfectly. My D800 has over 30,000 still images on it and dozens of Videos. It is not even broken in.
Nearly all business has slowed down, especially Photography. We will be lucky to do 20 Events this year, so I won't be able to test my cameras like I did.
My biggest competitor now is the cell phone. Because capturing the moment is what is about, and posting instantly to FaceBook is a plus for them.