I am soooo tempted to get a Phase One IQ180 + Arca + Lenses which would total up to 55K - 60K. The thing is - this is just a hobby for me. I am not a 'great' photographer by any stretch of the imagination, but I love photography and want to learn and get better. Am I "worthy" of using IQ180?
I just love taking landscape photos and currently use 1ds3. It works well for me but I am thinking that maybe I want to print an odd huge print i.e. in the 50-60" size every now and then - and I'd imagine that this will only come up throughout my life less than 10 images.... (so optimistic aren't I) unless if I pick up more skills and come up with lots of nice photos and can then sell them. That's my 'justification' for getting an IQ180. A very weak one I know!
Most of the time I'd print at 24"x30" or smaller.... and occasionally some slightly bigger say 30"x40". I think 1ds3 or d3x (or maybe even Pentax 645D) would be ok for these (or under these sizes would an IQ180 still beat the others?)
Then there's the issue of "money". is it wise to spend 55K on a hobby, even when the money is available and I won't be cash strapped afterwards? I don't want to be irresponsible with my money!
On the other hand, spending it on a car would probably be the same in terms of whether that is 'wise'.
Sorry for the rambling.... I wonder if there are other people in the same predicament, who have decided one way or the other?