Well, so it seems! I am about to sell all of my old Canon gear and upgrade it as I am getting much more serious about my photographhic business. I mostly shoot portraiture, a fair bit of it is environmental portraiture and will be shot in mixed lighting (Elinchrom Ranger RX mixed with daylight, or whatever light is in a building that I may be shooting in). I will also be shooting a few weddings. My other passion is landscapes, and as these are not my core business, I guess if I have to let anything take a less important part of my decision making, then it is the landscape bit.
So, I'm stuck - I'm selling all my old Canon gear no matter what, and I am struggling to decide between 2x Nikon D800/D800E bodies, or 2x Canon 5D MkIII bodies, and of course the appropriate lenses.
Both are obviously capable of fantastic results, but here is my dilemma. The D800/E have one thing I have been looking for for a long time and have never found in any Canon bodies - and that is the ability to pull up clean shadow detail. The Higher resolution is nice too, but I can live without it without any real problems.
The 5D MkIII on the other hand has aparrently superior autofocus, and this is a big deal too. They also have a couple of lenses that I would particularly like, but they are also something I could live without as for the most part Nikonm has fairly capable alternatives.
So - how can I make a sensible decision? Is that even possible?
Obviously in the future Canon may come out with a higher performing sensor in terms of dynamic range, or Nikon may improve their autofocus - but obviously that is the future, and who knows how long any of these changes could take?
I don't think I have ever struggled so much with a purchasing decision in my life before!