I currently shoot with the IQ280, sometimes with the DF, 120m, 75-150 and sometimes with the Alpa, 40HR, 70HR.
Over the last few trips in and around Australia (where I reside), I have had some serious issues with the rest of the family objecting with the following various taunts:
1. Wife: you love your cameras more than your family.
2. Wife: if I leave, you will just cuddle your camera (this one's probably true)
3. Son: Just get on with it, man. I'll grow up by the time you finish your photograph (he's technically correct).
4. Son: Do you really have to use an old man's camera (re. the Alpa kit).
5. Son: There's no time for your tripod and stuff now. Chop chop...
6. Daughter: Help, I'm stuck (she's two)..
So I have finally made up my mind about the situation. The Phase/Alpa kit will go only on 2-3 dedicated shoots a year. The rest of the time, I will have to "make do" with a more family friendly, travel friendly kit.
For a while, I thought I am not going to jump on the sony-nikon-canon bandwagon of recurrent upgrades and dealer enrichment. I have a Leica M kit that does not satisfy me with my landscape requirements. ( I would like the ability to print large at some point, and occasionally I do ). So I would really appreciate what MFD travel kit people thought highly of in this forum...
The few brainwaves I had were:
1. Sell the M kit and consider a Leica S. (Should I get the typ 006, or wait for the 007 ?? ). Not sure how the CMOS would hold up, but I have no idea how the 006 performs at iso 640 and above which would mostly be needed for evening and dinner family shots.
2. Consider the 645z. again, unsure on the system as a whole. The whole Leica gestalt is too much to neglect.
3. wait for the Canon high MP issues.
4. Do nothing and save the money ....
As my daughter would put it, Help, please help, I'm stuck !!!