$4000. maybe some rich Arab King might pay for it, NOT me.
from Wikipedia: "Financial speculation can involve the buying, holding, selling, and short-selling of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, collectibles, real estate, derivatives, or any valuable financial instrument to profit from fluctuations in its price, irrespective of its underlying value."
I am going to wait awhile until I get back from across the pond in Oct, meanwhile maybe prices will drop? Keep me posted on how well the camera performs. I have a Nikon 700 because of all my Nikon glass (14,20,28,85,135,180,300 and a few good zooms-thats a trunkfull of glass to carry around and it does not get used much). I still use my Contax G-2, I just love rangefinder cameras, that is what turned me on with the fuji. Albeit I am still in a bit of a conflict with buying a Leica M9 and starting with one lens, maybe a 28mm f2 for a small fortune. What does anyone out there think? -Ray PS.....Good shooting guys!