has been a long time since I have been posting here... MISS YOU ALL...
Been so busy with RED EPIC M8 traveling the Globe, shooting, prepping for couple of Movies, and oh, yeah, after 22 years in the US moved back home to Rome Italy...
Now, even so I absolutely LOVE the RED EPIC, and the images I print off the Frame Grabs, I need once again a really High Resolution MF camera for some serious Printing, and that famous gallery to set up.
I'll shoot mainly Beauty, High Fashion, both in Studios and outdoor, but always with lights, no flash, continuos lights, using mostly the BRIESE FOCUS CINEMA HMI's I also use with the RED EPIC for filming Motion Pictures with, plus some occasional flash.
Since I'm back in Italy I might also shoot some Architectures, mostly Monuments and statues, and why not some of this Country's most beautiful Landscapes...
Now I see something new and something old...
LEICA S2, is still high on my list, because of its body form and the Lenses I love, but some times I really think that 37MP are way too low for a MF body.
HASSELBLAD Ha actually two contenders that might fit my bill, the H4D-60 and of course the HD4-200MS.
PHASE ONE* Has really come up with a nice DB the Q180, wow.
LEAF APTUS 12* This one is sure a great DB, and I love the form factor of its sensor as I do that of the Leica S2, I prefer this to the Square one.
Unfortunately both the P1 and Leaf, use the 645DF body, with the absurd AA batteries, I really can't believe that a MF body in 2012 has to run on those AA batteries, really??
Oh and an other down fall is the V-Grip, what a disappointment that was.
But both Leaf and P1 DB's are an insane quality of an image that they produce, so the choice here got tuff on me again.
This time I will test drive each and every one for few days in Rome, before a final decision is made, this time I have the space to shoot in and the girls to shoot at, so lets see.
What say you fellow GetDPI'ers??
Share your honest experience with each one, pros and cons.