I, like Mr J.Apple, am soon to replace my treasured D90 with a D700 or its soon to be announced replacement.
Yes I appreciate that it might sound like preparing the nursery and bringing a new baby home ...but thats exactly what its like. It takes time to build a FF lens plan ...for me it was almost 4-months (insert stupid grin here).
I however have a plan so cunning that if you put a tail on it you'd call it a weasel.
At present the D90 is at less than its original price but for the moment is holding its own. It is a popular model and its replacement is still a little while away and is not a participant in the rumor mill ...well not yet anyway.
So its time to sell and some might say "but Ant, its just a couple of hundred, no biggie". And I would reply, "then give thee a couple of hundred coz I want a 70-200vrII".
The D700 rumors are hot and a replacement seems likely soon. The news of an x or s is one possibility, the D800 another. If it is an x or s then the revisions might only be minor and maybe more related to video, prices will increase and the D700 price will be forced upward as stocks deplete and there will even be few 2nd hand sales. Existing owners will hang onto what they already have.
If a replacement then it will be a premium price and I can always upgrade again when the heat comes off. If you look at the comments in relation to the D800 there are voices saying yea, I want an 18Mp FF in a small body and I'd upgrade right away. "Puff" I say", but really wanting to say something else
So Im thinking of buying the D700 now.
All this time Mr J.Apple has been very quiet, for a moment I thought it might be his constipation playing up again but he says "Ant, that is brilliant, you are clearly a thinking fellow" he even says "a pity a few more were not like you on this forum, but suppose its a reflection on the quality of the NR admin".
Absolutely untrue I say ...the bit about brilliant though is reasonable enough.
I also remind Mr Apple that he should add a cable for the D700 to his Phottix Plato order.
"I'm such a pickle", he exclaims.
I think we all agree.