Originally Posted by Ted Striker
$2600 for a brand new one, or $900 for a mint one, with return privileges if you dont like it (ebay). I'm not sure what the extra $1700 buys you.
In Britain, the difference between a second one in mint condition and a new one is about 1000 pounds, which is less than 1300 US dollars. True, it's a huge amount. But... You do get the piece of mind. Then you help Nikon keeping the production of the F6 alive. Then you get new electronics, as we all know that the electronics will fail first. An unused F6 from 10 years ago might have only 10 years of useful life, simply because the electronics will eventually fail. A new F6 might double the life expectancy. And, fourth, I'm one of those with hard luck finding used cameras in good condition. I've been burnt too many times. I think the shipping costs for various returns would have bought a nice camera. Of course, I exaggerate, but you get the point. For how advanced it is, the F6 in new condition is an absolute bargain compared to the Leica MP.