- Mar 28, 2012
This is rather off topic, but I've never understood the attitude - if you can afford X, you must be able to afford Y and Z on top. I'd think most people have a finite budget - and tradeoffs are made in different ways.
Well, I can think of it this way.
Somethings in this world are, for whatever reasons...expensive.
And you have to consider the TOTAL cost of ownership and maintenance for such purchases.....the initial cost of the item is only the beginning quite often.
Think if you buy a Porsche, or even better...a Lambo.
Sure you might can save and work and buy one of those cars...BUT, you have to consider that that is ONLY the beginning.
If you buy new, once those suckers go out of warranty....and you need to take it in for maintenance or repair....it gets $$$$$$$ very quickly.
You drive into a Porsche shop, and you basically lay $1K on the counter just for driving in and then you start adding to that once they start poking around on it.
So, that's kind of the thought I guess with folks' comments on the coming R5. Once you get to that league of camera, you have to plan to be able to 'feed' the thing too with memory cards, and lenses that do it justice....etc.
So, it isn't just the initial purchase you have to consider when buying items of this level or higher.
Like. with a Porsche....sure, you may can afford to buy it....but, can you also afford to drive it?
Hope that helps, I always love a good car analogy.