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    What's it worth?

    Long time listener, first time caller.

    I have a DL28 kit (AFD III and Aptus II 6) that creates some of the best digital files I've ever worked on. Here's the rub: as I was putting it away after the last shoot, I checked the count on the back, and it showed 984. I know I've used it sparingly, but dang!

    So if I was to put it up for sale, what's it worth in today's D800 world?

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    Re: What's it worth?

    Sir,I am a D800 user. However, I don't think it can replace the 16bit pic quality for most of the MF camera.
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    Re: What's it worth?

    That wasn't the question, ckhfrankie.

    In a world of dollars per megapixel, I'm curious what y'all would place the value of a barely used MFD kit at?

    I have already been pitched some really lowball amounts, so it may stay, even if I only use it infrequently.

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    Re: What's it worth?

    If you want to know what it is worth, put it up for sale on the B/S forum.
    Any other answer is meaningless.
    And no, you are not supposed to do an end-around by posting this here.

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    Re: What's it worth?

    Mid-2011 this type of kit was going for $5k on 'that auction site' (which, love it or loathe it, at least gives some idea of what the great unwashed masses are prepared to pay).

    Now, late-2012, in this post-D800 and pre-Canon 46MP world, I'd put it at around the $3k - $4k mark depending on condition, accessories, warranty, phase of the moon etc.

    That said, the bottom line as always is 'whatever someone is prepared to pay' - and as far as MFDBs are concerned, it has been a buyers market for some time now ... and will continue to be that way for the foreseeable future.

    P.S. I am one member of the 'great unwashed masses'

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    Re: What's it worth?

    What will you spend the money on?

    Will you regret having sold the camera?

    As for the price, I havn't a clue but the questions may be useful.


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    Re: What's it worth?

    Sorry for the hijack LB

    What's the difference between DL28 and DM28?

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    Re: What's it worth?

    Hey,

    I think your kit is probably worth somewhere in the $5K range. But buyers are much scarcer than they used to be. Only one way to find out!

    Good luck,

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    Re: What's it worth?

    I think that we need to differentiate between the back vs kit value. I'd say ~$5k for the back. The AFD III and say 80D would add another $k or so.

    (Btw, IMHO you'd be better keeping it and shooting with it. For those gorgeous files that the D800 can't quite replicate without work)
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