You are right asmundma, lots of money is in the game here. My next planned setup is going to cost great pile of money considering that I am just an amateur, but...
Last 2 years something
"hit" me, and I became really obsessed with photography - in a good way.
I think that I just started to discover beautiful things in this art.
I see excellent pictures everywhere around me, like all of a sudden I was gifted with a "sharper eye", recognizing small details, that very few could see.
And than... in all that revelation of details I realized that with this humble equipment that I have right now, all those details cannot be recorded, and that frustrates me even more.
Sony DSC R1 is great camera in some aspects, but I think I squeezed all the juice from it.
It has great limitations for any serious attempt to approach more seriously in photography.
For example, max usable ISO on my Sony is 400
, everything more than 400 is NOISY, really noisy !!! Shutter lag is killing me
, bracket mode allows only 3 JPG pictures in 2 sec.
AF is slow, in dark totally unusable, lens are great to some point, but corners are distorted and soft,
not to say blurry. You see, all this things I couldn't notice 3 years ago, but now, shooting with my cam is art by itself. And if I manage to shoot some solid pictures with R1, imagine what I could accomplish with 1Dx.
I know that good pictures is taken with good photographer, but equipment can really be a "pull back" in a certain situations, like weddings, football games, motosport, dark interiors etc.
Therefore, I decided, my next "heavy artillery" is definitely going to be 1Dx with a few killer lens for start.
My time is yet to come...
Just a few more months, and I will step into the Twilight Zone of remarkable pictures.
Sorry for such a long text, I had to let it all out.
Thank you all for reading this post...
Archangel72 OVER & OUT