Surprised by value of camera
Experience has taught me just how quickly the price of professional camera bodies fall as soon as the replacement is released. For many years I have maintained two Canon pro bodies: one the current model and one the previous model. The reality is that I rarely use the second body, but it is there as a emergency spare and for remote use during sporting events while I carry the newer model.
With the time pressure of the course deadline now ostensibly over, it provided the chance for me to sell my Canon EOS-1D X, now seven years old, to set aside the money as a down payment on the forthcoming new model. Typically the body drops from the original £5600 to well under £1000 after seven years. Anticipating much the same, I was delighted after negotiation to secure £1500 in addition to a £300 discount on the Canon EOS-1D X MkIII when it comes out in March – a very pleasing result.