01-06-2016, 09:19 AM
You have either not upgraded or have been using something else for the past 10 years since the D200.
This is possibly the biggest moment in Nikon's digital history.
They can truly claim to have the best full frame AND crop cameras simultaneously.
If only they would give us (me) the auto AF Fine Tune as a software upgrade for my D800 and D600, I would be a loyal fan forever!
There were also a couple of biggest moments in saurus-history or in aztec-history before they went to extinction.
I find the D500 really an outstanding machine, but buying?
When there's also a FF mirrorless around for less than 2k $. The AF adjustment feature is a first. But what I saw with the last introductions of FF bodies: there were always some itches to be fixed after the camera was produced. That's not cost effective and at some point I as consumer has to pay it. I'm tired of financing Nikon's crappy quality management. Before I believe it works, I want to read tests and I also want to read "yes, it works no matter from which manufacturer your lens is made".
In any case, I would wait at least another 3 months after sales start to check if they managed a better quality. Sales starts in March - so, for me no buy before June. And within the next 6 months we will see more models appearing and I bet, some of them may not have AF adjustments by LiveView, but their LiveView will be nearly as fast and more precise, also more versatile. That's what I meant with "too late". They put in all the good stuff Nikon users were missing for nearly half a decade.