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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Savers Tips #2 - Camera Body Depreciates Like Automobiles

A solemn fact that most of you need to be clear about - Good glass retains her value while camera bodies depreciates as like a liability. The moment you take the first photo on a camera you purchased new, the value of the camera instantly plummets (with exception to some cameras like the Leica). Furthermore, camera technology advances very, very quickly, and the next model of your new camera will be released within the next couple years. When this happens, your camera instantly depreciates even more.

The moral of the story is, buy camera bodies used and from a couple generations back (since depreciation will be much slower). Also, “upgrade” often (you’ll want to anyway, right?). This allows you to constantly move up in camera technology without paying extra money.

1 comment:

Van Contractor said...

Spent sometime last night writing out some thoughts about the Nikon D90, which wordpress then decided to discard.
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