So in my previous post on Camera Choices, I made some generalisations about what camera types I would use for each of my chosen genres.
But lets look at actual models. If I had the unlimited funds for my GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) what would I actually own.
First of all formats. Which formats would I own.
- Large Format
- Medium Format
- Small Format
Yes I would own them all. No one camera can do all tasks well.
Theres not a lot of difference between this model and my current 45S, this slightly more flexible and easier and faster to use. I might add a PhaseOne digital back. This is my ideal landscape camera.
Part of me wants to say my current Hasselblad with a digital back which in many ways is a good solution for landscape work, the back could also be used on the Large Format Camera. I want a Medium Format Camera for Weddings and Studio work, as fast to use as an SLR, so my choice is the Leica S.
With having the Leica S, then my Small Format camera would actually be several cameras. First an SLR for Wildlife and Macro work. Its a tough choice, I prefer Nikon to most other manufactures and it would between the D4 and the D800e, one might even have both, the D4 for wildlife and the D800e for Macro work. A camera such as the D300s may possibly be a good choice to cover both areas but it getting a little old now and is ready for replacement. I would be interested in how the D800 handles wildlife, is the frame rate and noise performance good enough. I don’t know but I feel some testing is going to have to be done.
Next my high quality small mirror-less option, this is going to be a surprise for many but it would be the Leica Monochrom, yes a Black & White only camera.
Finally a Compact and I think it would be Sony RX1, a full frame compact.
So those would be my choices if money was no option.