I was reading Thom's article the other day (http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/flings-followup.html
) and it got me thinking about having a fling myself. I am going to rent a Sony a7rii for July to try it out. It's not cheap but the ability to silently shoot performances indoors versus my 810 has me intrigued enough to try it out. Has anyone else had fiings and what made you decide to stick with Nikon?
I was quoted by thom in the article being the guy who had a fling with FX and I was impressed he quoted me word for word without changes.
Have to say under normal viewing, not a lot of difference. it was not until I started doing major crops and then printing onto A1 size that, yes there was a difference.But at $49,000 for the PhaseOne, the Nikon/Zeiss combo looked very good value for money and will have nothing like the depreciation of the PhaseOne,
I find the menu system to be really confusing and convoluted. That being said, I have never owned a Sony camera before, and even when I used my dad's camera it was useless because it had Japanese firmware only. I really like the output of the Sony camera, and it's sharp, but I really can't get past the menu system.
Here's some output from the camera, which I cropped heavily.
- Canon, sorry I just don't like the colour output of the RAW files and makes getting the files the way I want them twice as hard as Nikon. The fling didn't last long at all as a result.
- Olympus 4/3s (not to be confused for Micro 4/3s); I actually kind of liked, but at the time the image quality from the 4/3s sized sensors left a lot to be desired despite how nice the cameras were.
- Micro 4/3's I had a Panasonic GF series camera for a few years and liked it, but never felt comfortable enough to buy more m4/3s lenses. Sold it, and kind of miss it.
- Current fling? Not really I fling, I've had a Fuji X30 for a few years now, and like using it for the most part. Needs a better sensor though, so I might switch it out for a Nikon DL camera.