Do I need to go dual system?

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP KatManDEW Senior Member • Posts: 1,997
Re: Why not if that works for you?

Dan_168 wrote:

I see no reason not to go dual or even triple system if that fits your own requirement and preference, going dual system doesn't necessary mean super expensive, you don't have to duplicate every lens and every accessories. A lot of people shoot with multiple bodies anyay, just a matter of one canon one Nikon or two Canon bodies, in my case, for landscape stuffs, I shoot with Zeiss primes in ZF/ZF2 mount, that makes a universal lens for me, I can use it on my D800E, 1DS3 and my even the yet to come a7R. one lens fit all. and for some more specialize lens, I only pick the one that I prefer, such as I prefer Canon skin tone, and I love the 85LII, therefore Canon 85L II and 135L is my portrait lens on 1DS3, I don't like Nikon skin tone as much so I don't need to buy any additional Portrait lens on the Nikon side, well, I already have AIS 105 from 20 years ago which will serve as a decent portrait lens if I want to shoot Portrait with D800anyway, and for landscape, my favorite is D800E, so I sold all my Canon 17-40 and 16-35 and now only have the 14-24, Samyang 14, Zeiss 21, Zeiss 35, Zeiss 50, Zeiss 100, so hardly any duplicate. actually I do have duplicate FL lenses like 35 Sigma and 35 Zeiss, but only a few. and I also have some old AIS from Nikon from film days which I also shoot on Canon body regularly, such as my AIS 28 2.8, AIS 50 1.2, 105 F2.5...... And reason I am lookng forward to the a7R is to mount my TSE 17 and TSE 24 II on a high resolution high DR sensor for landscape appication, that means all I need is a sony body and no going to buy any additional Sony E mount lens at all. again.

Thanks for the perspectives Dan. The TSE's are one thing holding me back on a D800 purchase, and making me think about the a7R. I don't like the a7R form factor, and like some others have reported, I had a bad Sony product support experience in years gone by, so I don't like the idea of investing in a Sony product again.

I'm compiling a pro's and con's list. It would sure be easier if Canon had something to compete with Nikon/Sony.

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