Fun and super intriguing abstract, ScottinPollock--existing light only, or did you modify somehow? Seems tricky! And I'm dying to know what your subject was--take a step back, and what do we have?
Existing light from a nearby window, with my hands cupped around the object for the reflections. The object is an ittalia shot glass, taken from top down.
ScottinPollock, I think you're still using Nikon too, right? What do you both think? Good move? I should probably start a separate thread to ask this, eh? But I'm seriously considering making the jump
I still have most of my Nikon gear, but I just don't pick it up much any more. The things I like most about mirrorless are:
1.) Dead perfect auto-focus (for still subjects) every time, every lens, every focal length.
2.) Live exposure/histogram/zebra-ing. It simply makes getting perfect exposure on the first shot. And if I want to blow out some hilights for more shadow detail, I can see exactly where that will be.
3.) IBIS - Tripod? What tripod?
4.) Video is extraordinary, without limitations.
5.) I actually have a capable camera I can put in a coat pocket (depending on lens).
6.) Stellar WiFi - Can instantly copy in camera pics to my server (a Mac), Google Drive, or even YouTube (no mobile device needed).
7.) Mobile app that works everytime, and allows me to tether from phone or tablet, with control of all camera functions (including magnified manual focus with peaking).
1.) Tracking focus in most models (other than the A9). X-T3 and other Sonys are good, but not D500 good. Fortunately I don't do BIF and comparable stuff so not an issue for me.
2.) Not great for landscapes and astro... less dynamic range and more noise in low light then FF Nikon, but I can stack. Still it is noticeable.
I went Panasonic because of their amazing DFD contrast focusing. And there is some pretty small, amazing glass for cheap. And while I readily admit a D810 is capable of 2 stops better image quality, the overall quality of image also depends on nailing exposure and focus (something that is an absolute no brainer on mirrorless). And I seem to be getting more "pop" for the kinds of things I do than from my DX Nikons... plus, it's just more fun to use... and did I mention I can carry it in a pocket (c;... without getting "that look" from phone photographers and other standers by.
So yeah, it is hard for me to believe that any experienced photographer would not be excited about many of the new freedoms and features of mirrorless, especially if they're looking for a smaller kit. Definitely go with X-T3 over X-T2 as there have been massive improvements in auto focus and video.