As we reflect back about our photography purchases, and look at the newly released gear, it is often lamented how expensive gear has become.
So here is a little reminder.
Way back in the dark ages of August 2006, a Nikon D70 kit was selling for $1998.70 inc. GST at Vanbar's in Melbourne. The D70 offered : 6.1 Megapixel CCD, 30 - 1/8000 sec, 200-1600 ISO. The 'kit' contained the D70 and the AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 len. Yep all that for $1998.70 (incl GST).
Today $1998.00 would get you a Nikon D7000+18-105VR,55-300VR KIT. The Nikon D7000 offers 16.2MP CMOS, ISO 100-25,600 and 30 - 1/8000th sec.
I just found it interesting doing the price comparison from August 2006 to today.