If all of a sudden you found yourself in the market for a new camera, would you know what you'd be looking at first? This video poses an interesting hypothetical question that I until now, I had not given much thought.
First things first, I'm not in the market for new gear. Maybe you're in the same boat or maybe you're all about what's currently top of the line. The question is, if all of a sudden you found yourself needing to replace your gear, do you know what you would do? If someone broke into your car and stole your gear or if you had an accident on a hiking trail and completely destroyed your camera, what would you do for replacement? Would you get the same camera body again or would you use the circumstance to look at something different?
In one of his recent videos, Benjamin Jaworskyj via his YouTube channel breaks down some of the different options that are on the market. Obviously there are many different factors that go into making your decision, like your lens setup (would you be able to make a switch to another brand very effectively?), your personal preferences on various brands, what your shooting needs are (whether you shoot stills, video, or both), and of course what your price range and budget would be.
I know there are some people out there who are all about brand loyalty, but personally I think that whatever meets your needs and gets the job done accordingly is the best way to go. I've been incredibly pleased with my Nikon D750 and in the event that I had to switch to another brand's camera body there would be some growing pains as my hands had to re-learn where all the buttons are but I think I'd survive. At the same time, the D750 has really impressed me and definitely does everything that I need my camera to do, so my initial reaction would be to stick with what I know (though I'll be honest and say that the Sony mirrorless options are always increasingly attractive).
Check out the video and chime in, leave a comment with your thoughts. Whether you're in the market or not, if for one reason or another you suddenly found yourself needing to replace your setup, would you go with what you had or would you consider something different? What are the biggest factors that would go affect your decision?