I've been a close follower of this forum. Finally I need your comments for myself.
I mainly shoot street photography, concerts, candids and to some extend nature. 70% BW and rest in color. I used to take lots of slides but due to poor quality of labs now I started to use negatives. I process My own BW film and recently set up a darkroom for prints. That is almost everything is going analog and I enjoy it a lot.
However, when it comes to color I have the problem. Film prices are too high that a roll of velvia cost USD 20 inc. processing. And new dslr's like d7000 are said to be on par with high quality slides.
And I do have F100, F5 and F6 as AF bodies. By the way I have F3 and FE for Manuel focus. I have not been using F6 for some time and F100+f5 are a Good combo when I need AF and matrix metering. I have 35, 50 and 85 mm primes, 18-35 mm, 24-85 mm G and 80-200 f2.8 tele that I can use for everything.
I have a d70 with kit lens that is used when I need digital.
Now the question is that to what extend it would be viable to trade F6 for d7000 considering that I will kep shooting BW film (that I like too much)? d7000 for color and analog for BW, what do you think?
Mon 30-Jan-12 03:27 AM | edited Mon 30-Jan-12 09:42 AM by James23p
Wow that is a hard question! I know I would not trade a F6 for a D7000 but that is me and I do have a D700 so the D7000 doesn't excite me. Now if someone offered you a new D700 or like new used D700 then it might be a bit easier since the D700 would share and play better with your FX lens lineup.
After rereading your post it seems you prefer the F5/F100 combo(I love my F100 feels a lot like my D700)so for you it maybe a good trade, is this a new D7000? Because the used F6 market seems to still command a fairly high price.
>Now the question is that to what extend it would be viable to >trade F6 for d7000 considering that I will kep shooting BW >film (that I like too much)? d7000 for color and analog for >BW, what do you think?
Hi Hakan, I know that's a trade I'd never make. From my point of view, it's trading a lifetime camera for a comparatively disposable camera. I know how persuasive a cost/benefit analysis can be for digital. However, in those analysis often times what's difficult to quantify or gets left out all together is the satisfaction factor. There is a satisfaction which accompanies a well made film image with the F6 which I have not experienced with my digitals. But we're all different, with different goals, passions, histories and dreams. I sold my F4s and F5 when I bought my F6. There was simply no comparison between them. Have fun no matter what you do.