Hugh - Drop into the "I want to sell" forum for a pretty fair overview of the current market. Nikonians seem to offer accurately described equiment for fair prices -- no junk, no scams. I have seen some awfully nice D700 bodies being offered in the $1400-1600 range there. Lenses tend to hold their value and price better, especially the pro-level glass. The best make easy conversions to the next body as the previous one ends its life cycle. All said -- I will keep my lenses and am still using the amazing D700 bodies every day. Eventually I will add a D800 -- but the glass has a more or less permanent home.