Basic questions - wannabe MF user

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Greg7579 Forum Pro • Posts: 13,198
Re: Basic questions - wannabe MF user

Macro guy wrote:

It sounds to me like money is burning a hole in your pocket. You already have a camera that's more capable than your needs. Are you printing any of your work? If so, how big are the prints?

You can certainly go the 100S route and be no worse for wear, but be aware that it's going this whole thing is going to run you around $10k and it may wind up being an exercise in futility as you find out that the equipment hasn't made your photography any better, sharing your photos via the web doesn't require anything even remotely near to what you already have, much less the 100S and you'll be out of 10 grand, which could have been spent on something more... useful.

Macro and I have had this discussion many times.  He has said all of this many times and he is certainly right about the ten grand minimum.  It is insanely expensive and you have to realize that up front and be willing and able to spend it.  And ten grand is not all.  It will grow.  So he is right about that.

But I never agree when Macro starts the lecture about GFX not making that much difference unless you print big, and that if you just post on the web it won't matter.

Let me tell you that it does.  The differences in image fidelity is significant and you will see and enjoy it.  It can have an effect on you and your photography.

But what really matters is the word "want" not "need".   You want it, and you know why.

The only question is can you afford it, and if you can, are you willing to go in for ten grand and up?

If so, then you have already decided.

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