I'm back to thinking a P65+. Feel like a yo yo on this. Several reasons
I give up the Sony's for more sensor plus 15 mpx which is obviously better for me
Full Frame viewing more than anything else. Having a crop sensor is not the problem it is the viewing on the DF
My 35mm becomes a 22mm and the rest of my lenses like the 55mm becomes wider which i would like
I feel a little weak in the knees with 40 mpx and this is after shooting all three backs for a week and many other times as well. The 60 is the balance point as the best all around file. The 180 is totally out so not going there in any thinking process.
Ideally the 160 is the answer but 18k or more outlay is not.
One other HUGE reason is upgradability . I can certainly get more value upgrading from the 65 given the history of Phase upgrades which I have been watching very closely for a long time.
So I am really torn here . I want the tech badly but I gain no IQ
Well have to see the new back tonight. I'm scared for my family. LOL
Here is the other bottom line. Today and for the last year or so owning the P40+ i have never missed shots because the back did not give me the data I needed to start with. I have always nailed every situation and shoot. Its not like I absolutely need the tech at all, i'm to damn good a photographer to start with and no tech is REALLY going to help me. I say that in all honesty not modesty
I will not get a IQ 140 for maybe 3 months and the deals on the P65 are soon as the 180 hits your doors. Another words i could be shooting a P65 in two weeks if not sooner.
Next year I can always upgrade to the IQ but I will have more buying power.
Better print this e-mail and post it above my desk as a reminder after I work the 180 tech tonight. LOL I sent this to Jack,Bob and Terry ALL IQ 180 owners or soon to be
Other reason if I shot a tech cam it would be a no brainer a IQ is the answer but my chance at buying a tech cam are pretty frigging remote to start with. It honestly would be a bad business decision given what I shoot today. Architecture than it would be a different ball game and even so i could always rent , borrow or steal a tech cam on a project big enough.
This is just too ****ing logical and scaring me. Back to dreaming. LOL
Taking donations for a shrink.