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This is a right sentence: The best lense is nothing without a body. And right too:
Their are already fantastic bodies out there. And it is possible to make fantastic pictures with your cellphone, too.
But we all are free to decide what whe want. Or need (for whatever). What we can and want to spend our money for.
I saw your amazng pictures, Dimitri. And I would like to do a journey like you did. I would do it with my 5DMK II, my 50 1.4 and 100 L. And I am sure I would do great pictures.
But I do not think if I would use a 1D X and a 70-300, a 50 1.2, a 24-70, a 70-200 2.8/4.0 IS and/or a 70-300 L IS my pictures would not be even better, I would get more in focus keepers and it would
enhance the result. Usable ISO 25k gives you more freedom and flexibility than ISO 6.400. What one is able to make out of this is a different question, yes. I saw an exhibition of pictures done with a Leica and that guy sweared on it. There was not one picture I felt worth to show to anybody. But he was happy with his Leica. Great! People who are happy do not create wars.
Even if I can do my job (photographer) with my gear. I think it is time, to switch to even better gear, that lets me feel more comfortable. At least: If 7D II will not be FF and it (or 5D III) will not offer ISO 25K I will switch to 1D X this year, too. Why should I spend another huge amount of money to gear that does not give me what I think I need?
I guess, that will be enough till that body breaks. Yes, it is the price of a great used car. But I do not need a car. I share one with my lady). And it is not that easy to do pictures, like mine or yours with a used car.
You are a great photographer Dimitri. But you mentioned yourself:
"Even 2 of my DSLR cameras did not survive the tripů"
I never had an backup body. How much bodies you had with you? How much of them where 30 or 50 Ds? I guess each of them was worth more money than I ever spend on any used car I purchased and drove ...
If my camera breaks today, I would get a new one within days. And I am sure it would not be any one, but the best I can purchase. For now that might be another 5D II again (great and cheap now). At the end of the year it would be its follow up or if there is no or it does not ISO 25K it would be a 1D X, of course.