I just shoot and scanned using the Top of the line Nikon 850 with prime art glass. I am getting amazing results, just beautiful. I rented this camera. I am looking into getting a loan to for gear to scan fossils and artifacts. Being greedy, in terms of quality, as post fixes in zbrush etc. work well, but the salary and time costs are more than any camera over a year's time, I want to get the very best. So the question is has anyone had time to compare the Sony, Canon and Nikon 40+ SLRs for this work? I chose the Nikon because of the XQD solid state cards don't heat up as fast. I am finding that 1200 images provide perfect results on giant skeletons and that is much easier to capture on big solid state recording media.
My understanding is that the RAW SLRs use some digital software techniques to produce such large images and this can be something that really holds no benefit to PG.
Has anyone been able to assess the difference between these and the true digital medium formats?
If you had a good budget for gear would you suggest medium format or the SLR Raw cameras?
i am trying to decide between Fujifilm GFX 50S and the Nikon 850, I cannot afford Hassleblad. any suggestions? A
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