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does D700 have advantages over D7100

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: does D700 have advantages over D7100"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Mon 15-Jul-13 07:03 PM

In one important aspect, discontinued equipment is obsolete. In the case of repairs being needed nothing is more useless than a unit in need of an ASIC or single source critical component or assembly which can not be produced again. With equipment so dependent on electronics that becomes obsolete for new designs so quickly, end units can be rendered unrepairable when higher assemblies are no longer in stock even it there are stockpiles of industrial electronic components can be found. Units are not repaired on a component level, only on a higher assembly level. Even mechanical parts are subject to that fate. A tiny spring might fail in a shutter assembly which in the old days would have been replaceable as a separate spring part number. Now, only the the entire shutter assembly can be stocked and replaced.
If a common $0.01 bypass cap fails on the main processor pc board it can only be repaired by replacing the $450 assembly. When the model ends production no more assemblies are made so the clock it ticking down for any in service units to the day it becomes unrepairable, even if it is only a commonly available part that has failed.
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