Sorry Natalia for going off track, but I bet by now you've run out of the room screaming.
I know I would.
This section needs to be renamed the buzz kill forum.
Maybe it's just today's world where expectations are lower, or the weird democracy of the internet where every opinion really, really, really, really matters, but I think a lot of people missed the story here.
Natalia has saved her money and waited 10 years to "buy a medium format camera".
That was the title, that was the thought, that was the intent.
Anyway, I knew the moment I saw this I knew here would come the Buzz kill with 45 links to other peoples information and photos trying to prove, Nikon is the best vs. the s**t world of medium format.
I didn't think it would go to astronauts and squirrels but now that I think about it . . . predictable.
Once again, I think most missed Natalia's question and at best sure took a lot of fun out of her buying process.
Who cares or knows what is the best camera for a given person? I don't. Heck I don't even know for me sometimes.
Hell photographers have traveled the world with what the vast majority of peers would say is the wrong camera. 8x10 in Africa, medium format digital in the Arctic and they got the image "they" wanted, using the equipment "they" wanted.
I respect other's decisions. I wouldn't buy the Nikon because it doesn't work for what I do (Today).
Simon likes it, he shoots with it, earns a living with it, so I respect that.
A lot of other good photographers use other equipment and it works for them, so yes I respect that.
As much as I find this Brand talk boring and I own 5 Nikon digital dslrs, 3 Canon dslrs, 2 phase backs and a lot of other stuff, if you save and want something, you want to hear about that.
This conversation reminds me of pulling in the garage with your new BMW and the neighbor across the alley says "why did you buy that?
You could have bought two Kia vans and carried more, saved gas, been a better person and stopped global warming."