I'm looking for an autofocus camera for handheld portraits. I'm debating between the Contax G1/G2 and Nikon F100.
I have limited experience with autofocus cameras so I'm not so sure on what I really need/want. All advice is welcome.
Here is a list of my priorities and an idea of my shooting style:
-I shoot available light but I also have interest in getting into off camera strobes.
-I want a strong 45mm/50mm, then 35mm & 85mm/90mm but no strong interest in anything shorter or longer.
-I intend on using AF primarily/exclusively so lack of manual focusing abilities isn't a big deal.
-Noise, weight, and size is not a big deal but I prefer quieter, smaller, and lighter.
I have not held any of these cameras but this is my thinking:
-Available light: Contax
-Quality of lenses for my desired focal lengths: Contax (this ofcourse depends on my budget...is very debatable and not my interest to discuss so heavily in this thread)
1. How does the AF compare? I haven't looked so much into the specifications but I believe Nikon has multiple focus points and AF modes. How about the Contax, just one AF mode/point? Does the Contax have any sort off viewfinder confirmation?
2 How does the build quality compare? I hear that Nikon is more plastic and the Contax is titanium. I'm not so against plastic cameras but I don't like cheap-feeling ones. I have a Nikon D70 and I think the build is not-so-bad, would I expect the F100 to be comparable?
3. Anyone comment on using an AF RF vs an AF SLR? Or have experience with both these cameras?
I'm split between the two. The Contax seems to be situated in an odd position: it's not rangefinder enough for Leicaphiles and it is not SLR enough for Nikonians.
My feeling is to go with Nikon mostly for the superior viewfinder/autofocus but I can go either way, I think.