Price range: $7,248.55 to $15,929.00 in Aust dollars.
The lowest price is for body only, still require to buy expensive
This is basically a photojournalist camera for newsprint and mid to
lower end colour mag work. Given that you need to own your own cameras
to work then I think I can perhaps see where this idea that
photographers are highly paid may come from. Actually, given the hole
this camera outfit would make in a Master Card and the low returns of
photojournalism, there is not much left over for rent and food, from
what I hear.
When I used Nikon F2s in the 80s most amateur photographers thought I
had to be wealthy to own these sorts of cameras. Trying to calculate
back to 1980 prices, these high digital prices may be lower then my
outlays. But how long will one of these cameras last under
photojournalist conditions? (My Nikon F2AS survived ten years.)