Upgrading to a full frame DSLR

Marcus Reinkensmeyer Marcus Reinkensmeyer Scottsdale, ArizonaMember Posts: 24
Some facts, figures and some of my lessons learned the hard way: http://www.mwrphotos.com/blog/2013/4/upgrading-to-a-full-frame-camera-ownership-costs-and-benefits
Marcus W. Reinkensmeyer


  • Kevin KrowsKevin Krows United StatesMember Posts: 1,439
    edited June 2014
    With all due respect, wouldn't you need to upgrade your computer anyway if you purchased a current copy of most software applications? What about an aging computer just waiting to crash because your hard drive is working overtime and over heating because you don't have enough memory or because you leave your computer on rather than shutting it down after every use.

    In your TCO analysis, where is your "Tax Depreciation Offset" (assuming you are a professional photographer earning a living from your craft). From a business perspective, I've never heard the term TBO.
  • JimedJimed Alvord, TexasMember Posts: 65
    Interesting Marcus, thanks for posting the link to your blog. I think you really experienced the costs of dealing with lots of data not a full frame or APS-C issue. I have used a full frame D700 since they came out and had none of those issues initially. However even with only 12 megapixel sensor, with enough images the same issues arrive. Add a little video to the mix and storage capacity and speed become serious issues to address.

    I think the lesson is anytime we increase the amount of data we process and store there are considerable costs to consider. It does not matter if it's going from a 8 meg crop sensor to a 22 meg crop sensor, adding a second shooter or jumping into video, digital is not free.
    Jim Edmondson
    Optical Harmonics
  • Josh CruzJosh Cruz Member Posts: 2
    No one ever said photography is cheap :)
  • Kevin KrowsKevin Krows United StatesMember Posts: 1,439
    That's for sure! And nobody said it was easy either (particularly if it's how you make your living).
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