I bought this body on a whim, not because I really needed it, but because it was really inexpensive. Like really. I paid the equivalent of US$ 825.- for it used, having found it in a local classified ad list. It was inexpensive because the original owner had managed to get the glass in front of the sensor scratched when cleaning it, but the images have no traces of any scratches at all. This is my first full frame digital SLR, and I'm looking forward to seeing what that can do when equipped with a bright prime.