Prior to Michael’s passing the equipment below is what Michael was using.
I confess to two weaknesses. (Actually, more than two, but I’m only discussing cameras at the moment). One is the large high-resolution sensors found in medium format cameras, and the other is cameras that have excellent ergonomics and controls.
The Pentax 645z is, as of late 2014, the camera with the highest resolution and best high ISO capability, along with the lowest price of any medium format system. 2015 promises to bring some major spoilers to the camera industry, but I think it’ll be a while until anything trumps the Pentax.
Sony has turned the camera industry on its head over the past several years. A broad range of exciting cameras in several categories and some game changers, such as the A7 and A7r are causing the competition some sleepless nights.
At 36 Megapixels, without an AA filter, and the size of a Micro Four Thirds camera, the Sony A7r is not the most user-friendly camera, but it sure satisfies when it comes to image quality and resolution. Coupled with some top Sony/Zeiss lenses, this is a formidable camera system.