I really struggled between selling my D800 and buying a D850 (because the D850 had many meaningful upgrades that have hindered me with my D800), or buying a D500 as an addition to my kit and keeping my D800. Well, you can see which won out! Other than the cost of the D850 being a bit cost prohibitive, the year end sales were really good on the D500. $200 off the body and a free factory grip (normally $449). It was the same price all together as a refurbished body only. Still not a price to buy on a whim, but since I was ready to make a purchase anyway, the timing was right. I also added 2 Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS TTL mono lights, a 47" and a 38" round softboxes, and the appropriate stands. I have been really happy with them so far.