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Absolutely loving' that C-5 photograph Jay. What a satisfying experience for you with the Lt. Col.
Regarding New Yorker article link Zim posted; I had an interesting experience during lunch. I visited my local camera shop to pick-up a new/used 45* prism viewfinder for my Hasselblad. While there, I was nosing around the various counters and found the new Sony a7R. If Henri Cartier-Bresson were around today, I think this might be his camera and should give Leica a very serious run for the money? 36.4 MP full frame sensor and mirrorless. The size of Zim's OM-D EM-5 and will easily adapt to nearly any lens on the planet. FWIW, I think that Sony has set a new course for professionals and serious amateurs with this camera. Besides all the innovation, they are telling prospective buyers, you can buy this camera and keep using the glass you already have and love.
Unlike the historic posturing of the big camera companies like Canon, Nikon, etc; Sony is not trying to tell buyers that they need to make a wholesale equipment change to use this new body. Sure they will have Zeiss make some lenses for this camera over time, but you don't have to buy them to maximize the potential of the camera. I read a recent article that predicts that only Canon, Nikon and Sony will be left standing after the current market trends/shifts. Olympus, Minolta, etc will go the way of all flesh and disappear.
Don't get me wrong, I believe there will always be a niche market (Phase One) for true professionals and their equipment needs. That being said, I think what was started with the micro 4/3rds cameras from Olympus, Samsung, Fujifilm, etc is quickly evolving and Sony's a7R may ultimately serve as the prototype design that will bridge the gap between the iPhone shooters and the true professionals.
Very interesting stuff. Now how do I load that Tri-X into my 500CM again?