Originally Posted by sourphish
The 600 was 6-7k can't exactly remember but the 800 was 13k. Maybe half a year ago there was another 800mm on craigslist and he was only asking 9.5-10k. Ok, not just "only 9.5-10k," just relatively speaking in comparison :P. I wanted to sell my soul and all my camera gear just to say I had it, but alas, my soul was sold a long time ago for a pretzel.
The new 500mm is now 10-grand and the 600mm is 12-grand.
A Series I 800mm below 10k would be an excellent value; however, I'd only suggest it to someone that shoots lots and lots of birds.
If I move up to the Series II, you guys will have first shot at my Series I 500mm.