Do I need to go dual system?

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KatManDEW
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Re: Do I need to go dual system?
In reply to Mike Gerstner, 9 months ago

Mike Gerstner wrote:

KatManDEW wrote:

I'm no spring chicken and I'm getting older in a hurry Among other things, I like to shoot landscapes, and it's hard to argue with that D800 sensor for landscapes. I still haven't ruled out the a7R.

If landscapes is your main subject you might consider one of the Sigma DP Merrill series cameras.

Yeah, the camera is slow, along with their processing software, but if you can get around that the results are quite amazing. My 5D III & lenses is my main system, but I always have my DP2 Merrill (& tripod) at the ready for landscape shots.

The learning curve is a little different (shooting & processing) but the results (pixel level detail, tonal gradation, micro contrast/acutance) are hard to beat. Accurate color can be a challenge on rare occasions, but a trip thru ACR usually fixes that.

fwiw I'm kind of in the same boat. I do like the canon default colors better than the nikon, but the DR and shadow recovery of the nikon is pretty amazing. Hopefully canon can come up with something soon to match, sooner rather than later.

It'll be interesting to read about your experience if you do get the d800.

Just a test shot, but the foreground detail (and the overall detail) is something I could never achieve, IMHO, with the 5D III. Check out the "original" on either link below the image.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7203006296/photos/2761386/_sdi0641

good luck, Mike

Wow. That's really is impressive Mike. Thanks! I will check it out for sure.

I got to thinking (the wheels are really starting to turn...) - If I get a D800 and 14-24, then I can sell my Canon 16-35. Then get a Nikon 24-70, which would allow me to sell my Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II (I would still have my 24-105). Then where does it end? Sell My Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II and get a Nikon 70-200? This would actually make it not that painful to gradually move to dual system... Stay with Canon for mid to long focal length stuff, for now...

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