1 - I am excited and will continue to be excited until my camera is in my hands and I see for myself whether or not the camera meets MY expectations and needs. I haven’t heard a lot of ‘press’ myself - just ramblings from “influencers” and a one-off partial review here or there.
2 - Only you can decide whether you did the right thing, but personally unless someone is writing the check or swiping the card for my equipment their opinion means nothing to me. If my images look the way I want them to look then that’s good enough for me. I’m not making money off my photography so I only have to please myself. 99 percent of the time the quality of the photo will be the result of the user’s talent and not their equipment choice or specifications. All the dynamic range capability in the world won’t save a bad photo.
3 - I was socially distancing myself while taking photos before it was popular. People in groups can be noisy and that’s the last thing I want when I’m shooting wildlife - some jackass pontificating about their “massive dynamic range” Or how crappy my gear is while I’m sneaking up on a nest.
4 - Haters? Ignore them. It’s the best medicine.
Thanks Bert. Groups of photographers can be the worst. I am an older female who went on a 4 day guided photo field trip a couple of years ago. There were about 10 people. I couldn't believe how some pushed me out of the way to get the "best" spot. I vowed never again. There's a lot to be said about social distancing. Final thought. Without youtube many of us might be a bit happier? I gave up facebook and instagram 3 years ago. Thanks again.