Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:47 PM
I realize only the pros go after these expensive elaborate systems, and for me on the outside looking in, it looks like an arms race that'll never end. I for one am happy with what I have and probably won't go too far beyond what I have. A Fuji X-T10 or perhaps an affordable Nikon equivalent is my target right now, I'll see what the future brings to the market while I get better with what I have.
Its always a balancing act to be honest no manufacture truly has all the features you want it seems that you could look across the isle and always find something you like about brand xy and z. But that said sooner or later you do find one that fits you and you will tend to gravitate to that brand.
As far as the F3 it was the pros work horse for years it was in war zones and it just worked and worked. Nikon produced it for so long because people kept buying them I truly believe if film was still the number one medium many would still be using it on a daily basis. Not to mention the range of manual focus Nikkor lens that were available for it it was a truly great system except for the funky flash hot shoe never understood that to be honest.
God bless all those in harms way and Go Navy!
D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.
Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .
F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.
Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.
Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.
MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.
MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)
MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)
Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.
Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.