With the recent trends in mirrorless cameras, and the price of medium format coming down to a point where they are actually financially viable for most of us, does the 35mm camera still reign over digital cameras for the best bang for the buck, and if so, which one wins the race?
Having worked with a vast array of cameras over the years, from very budget-friendly offerings through to very niche bits of kit I had never heard of and had to take out additional insurance policies just to be able to hold, I feel I have managed to get a pretty well-rounded hands-on experience of what is out there.
In spite of the above, I have only owned two cameras. The Canon EOS 5D Mark I, Mark II, and then their high-resolution offerings, the 5DS R and 5DS. At the end of the year, I was advised to buy any big-ticket items that I may need for the next couple of years. Suffice to say, I didn't spend a penny on cameras or lenses, instead investing in computers and lights, but that's another article altogether.
In this video I talk about why I think the Canon 5ds and 5dsr systems are perhaps the best bang for the buck out there, sure you could jump up to medium format, but when you need at least two matching bodies and backs, that suddenly becomes extremely expensive compared to the rental costs for when you do truly need one.
Let me know your thoughts and if I would have been better off buying a new camera body system for the studio.