Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
We really need to have a shoot out, dog gone it. The "high-priced glass follies" and see what happens. Just using system glass ... and see who's system performs, if you want justification. God knows, I've shot some real crap in my day ... and I also have shot the "good stuff."

Wait until we arm up with the current crop and then, say in December ... we shoot Christmas decorations. All sorts of scenarios ... and see what comes of it.

The investment in glass will be outrageous, no matter what system is chosen. Ring this list up!

The current SONY A900 Group:
A900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2999
CZ 17-35/2.8 . . . . . . . $1799
80-400/4-5.6 G SSM . . $1499
70-200/2.8 G SSM . . . . $1799
CZ 24-70/2.8 . . . . . . . .$1749
CZ 135/1.8 . . . . . . . . . $1399
CZ 85/1.4 . . . . . . . . . . $1299
Edit: VG-C70AM . . . . . . . . .$350

Yeah ... hot stuff, huh? SONY System total: $12,893(<- Editted total)

Sets a whole new level of fun, doesn't it, guys?

Let's use Canon's premiere Full Frame, the EOS 1Ds Mk III
EOS 1Ds Mk III . . . . . . . . . . . .$7999
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM . . . . $1450
EF 100-400/f4.5-5.6L IS USM . . $1420
EF 70-200/f/2.8L IS USM . . . . . $1650
EF 24-70/2.8L USM . . . . . . . . . $1190
EF 135/2L USM . . . . . . . . . . . .$1000
EF 85/1.2L II USM . . . . . . . . . .$1870

Canon System total: $16,579

Nikon's King of the Dance, the D3
D3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4999.95
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1349.95
AF VR Zoom- NIKKOR 80-400/4.5-5.6D ED. . . . . . $1429.95
AF-S VR Zoom- NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED. . $1629.95
AF-S Zoom Nikkor 24-70/2.8G ED. . . . . . . . . . . .$1695.95
AF DC-NIKKOR 135/2D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1069.95
AF Nikkor 85/1.4D IF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1024.95

Nikon System total: $13,200.65

My word, that SONY sure does look expensive ... and imagine, anti-shake thrown in for free. Go ahead and tell me all about the price of a camera system, dudes. The numbers readily speak for themselves and half the Canon and Nikon lenses ... well, they sh-sh-shake ... and so does the body they are riding on.
first of all you need to compare the 5d and the d700 NOT the fully pro D3 and mk1ds. you are AGAIN being intentionally deceptive and bordering on being a complete liar.