On major factor why I pick P30 before H2+CF22, is the software.
C1 is IMO a much faster and better software than FlexColor.
And the coloreditor in C1 is one of my favourites.
And when I tried the H2D, it failed all the time. I was not sure it was the camera or the back.
It justed locked up and I got a lot of error msg.
I actually bought the H2D, but after getting two replacments because it failed all the time,
I gave up and cansled the whole deal.
Now that I have H2 and P30, I understand it was the back and not the camera.
I have had no problems with H2.
I also liked the files better from P30 and I get a larger file to work with.
The chip size is smaller, but I get the shallow depth I need and want with it.
The flash sync was also a major factor choosing H2.
I had a very, very good offer on a new Contax kit, but flashsync is to slow for me outdoors.
Higher ISO and noise is way better with the P30 and the P30 is very robust.
So far ( after 2 months ) I am very happy with my pick.
Good luck with yours.
Morgan and Willow thanks for your thoughts.
Willow can you tell me what you didn't liked with imacon back? Intuitively I'm closer to second hand H2+CF22 or new H3D22 (Have to see what in the end is better price). But my reason tells me to go with P30+ or Aptus 75. Yes I agree with you Morgan that the money difference shouldn't be an issue here while anyway it cost so much that I would really not be happy if I discover something is bothering me.
Yes, this is the kind of feel I'm having now with 1DsMk2. It's really a nice camera to work with and it served me well during 1 year. Also when the light is good crisp direct light (I always try to push the production to organize as much hmi + flash lights as possible) the files it produced were really nice. I can send you some images I did with canon and film simultaneously, would like to see if you would tell where are they from, while it's hard for me I'm not objective and lately really hard on canon. Yes it does not deserve this kind of treatment...hmm
But Morgan I'm quite afraid by your advise to be so careful with going into the digital back. Do you have some unpleasant experience? I shot mostly fashion and advertising, no still-lives but I prefer to work tethered to MacbookPro, so I can't see the problem in speed so much? Would like to hear what do you think about other option - upgrading new canon next year?