« on: September 04, 2014, 06:43:55 AM »
Is a 50mp camera really going to improve your work
As you kind of wrote yourself that´s not the question.
You wrote you are happy with the 5D output.
Do you think the amateur gear freak in this forum need a 1DX for their Flickr images?
They could stop photographing tomorrow and start knitting.
They don´t NEED better gear.
Even most PRO, who want better gear would (still) do absolutely fine with a 5D MKII or 1Ds when they know their job.
Those PROS who need billboard size prints will buy MF.
They don´t talk for days on internet forums about DR and MP.
But when Canon wants my money, wants me to spend money for a new camera i don´t really need ..... i expect more then what it offers today.
It does matter, because the sensor of the camera is only one part of the mix. You have to think about the costs to store data safely and efficiently, not only that have a machine that can deal with loading the images quickly for efficient workflow for PP. The outlay cost of the lenses and camera being probably 3-8k depending on what you buy for the sony system but and lack of lenses currently means a lower outlay, then 10-15k on a rig and storage solution that guarantees that safety + another storage solution off site, then continuous cost to upgrade memory burning through 15TB a year gets costly. As a pro these costs concern me and people forgot about the bigger picture. Those hidden costs are double the outlay for the new gear. But its maybe because your shooting habits differ from mine and you don't have to have that safety net.