Starting a new thread on this so as not to pollute the other thread on tech cams.
As those who frequent the forum know I'm looking to setup a complete system from scratch.
I need a back of some sort. My intended priority is landscape and i want to stitch to get the classic 3:1 pano ratio.
There is a great deal on the Aptus II 10 right now. Seems to be a bargain given its new not used and is not ex demo or similar. It's $10,995.00.
Things i like about it are its brand new, the sensor size lends itself to pano's, the LCD is semi usable by all accounts and the LCD is biggish compared to the P series.
Things i don't like are; FW 800, fan, battery out the bottom. The battery is no biggie though - can live with that no real issue - be better if it was inside but it is what it is.
The FW800 is really putting me off though - the SP2 thread has me excited about the possibilities. However i will never be able to get in on the SP2 if i go with this back.
I feel 56MP is plenty enough and even has advantages compared to the 80MP backs. At 11K for 56MP brand new i feel its a good way to get my feet wet in this whole scene and start on the long learning curve to get on top of this whole setup.
The IQ 160 is a LOT more money so wont be buying one new if i go this way. It has a better LCD screen and most importantly it has USB 3.
I know there are a slew of other improvements but as far as i can see its all usability.
What i would like to know is how the image quality compares to the Aptus II 10 ?
These are both 60MP class backs - i think the Aptus II 10 maybe one generation older then the IQ 160 but am wondering if these sensors are pretty much the same quality or if the IQ 160 is in another league?
Thanks for any input. Loving this forum and its gang! Very friendly place. Great experiences shared freely - really enjoying my time here - thanks all!