I agree - but we were discussing the D750, weights and then I brought birds into itLet's say it plays a role in what we do. What's more important to me is not to become a slave of it or of other technical aspects and desires. Free your mind.
can I afford itBill you would have a ball being a member of the UHH forum.
The old (and new) manual focus glass really is a lot of fun. The great irony of my Nikon experience (D610 for a bit and Df) is that I initially avoided the Sony A series when I decided to go full frame because of the lack of native lenses and my desire to stick mostly to native AF glass. And for sure I have some good Nikon AF lenses and I'm glad to have them, but I'm shooting the vast majority of my stuff with manual focus lenses anyway! Between three Zeiss wide angle lenses, two tiny Voigtlanders, a Rokinon 14mm, and a couple of tiny old AI telephotos (135 and 75-150), it's what I use for most of what I do. My AF lenses are mostly specialty lenses for how I shoot - a couple of standard zooms, a couple of longer telephotos, a Tamron macro, and three old D lenses that I don't use all that often. So, it turns out I could have gone with a Sony mirrorless, but it turns out I like so much about the Nikon interface and design that I don't have any desire to shoot with anything else. I'm gonna spend 10 days in New York City in a couple of weeks and I may take the 24-120 for when I'm walking around with my wife and don't want to mess with lenses, but most of the time I'm gonna be walking around with three small-ish MF primes and the old AI 75-150, which is an awesome kit, and pretty small and light.Those are some spectacular bird photographs.
I made an impulse purchase when the D750 first came out. I do not know what caused it, maybe it was the fact that it felt so good in hand. It also could have been the tilt-screen feature, as I have grown to love that part of some of the mirrorless cameras I have owned over the past two or three years.
The thing that will keep me in the DSLR camp is my re-acquaintance with the OVF and use of AI & AIS manual focus glass.
I should shut-up about this.....If too many catch on, the price of this great Nikon and Pentax MF glass is going to go up.