I hear you (well, read you) Robert, but I see the same thing in other areas of niche technology. A Mac work station to do sound production was $25k just a few years ago, now it's less than $2k. There are probably more radio station and recording studio production managers than there are 4x5 shooters, but they're more or less in the same ballpark. TV cameras, the ones TV news crews use, used to be $100k just about five years ago. Now a good digital Canon is what...maybe $10k at the most? That would make for a value decreasing twice as fast as those mass marketed consumer DVD players at Target.

dgh