I've read these forums for a long time and learnt a whole lot.
I'm in a bit of a tricky situation and would appreciate any advice or insight. As the subject suggests, tomorrrow I'm going to buy one of these cameras.
On Thursday I'll leave to shoot a job in another country for a month. I'll be shooting a music video and maybe some documentary / editorial stuff about a band. 4k is not important on this job (or any of my work, unless it's to downsample into good 1080p) but low-light capability is. The images on this job will be heavily processed / messed with, so good colour is not a priority, but for other future projects of course it would be.
I'd been planning to take along an a7s that I have access to but will not be able to as it has to be used on another project.
Maybe it's important to bear in mind I usually have access to an A7s (mk 1), shogun and great battery rig that powers it for 8 hours of shooting. I'm quite happy with it (except for the sony / s-log colour story, which I find infuriating, and which no LUTS have been able to help me out of). I have EF mount glass and a metabones smart adapter.
I can buy a used 1DC from my local store for £3200 / $4675 (equivalent), or an A7s II for £2068 / $2998 (=)
The cost isn't my main concern. My business can afford the expense in either case, and I feel like the price is right.
I'm more worried about making sure I don't buy the wrong thing. I bought a GH4 a year ago based on online buzz (was living somewhere remote, couldn't try it out) and found it's low light abilities. DR and color very disappointing.
My question, for people with experience of both cameras is -
IF you had to choose between an A7s II and a 1DC, and you had to choose tomorrow, which would you go for?
AND some bonus questions.. Does anyone feel that a 5d mk4 with 4k, C-LOG and Dual Pixel AF in March is a strong possibility? If yes, I may try and make a deal with the store,
AND has anyone found a bulletproof s-log colour workflow which is semi quick and gives great results / no color casts / healthy skintones.
Advice from your own experience of working with either system (ideally, with both systems) is very much appreciated.