Perhaps someone could point out to me the benefit of Phase's camera body backup programme. All they will do is sell you a body the same as any other shop would, it seems.
I totally agree. This strategy, if indeed it is a strategy, is a mystery to me.
As I pointed out earlier, Phase have the same "one size fits all" approach with their backs as Microsoft have with Windows. They don't need to make/supply/backup cameras, anymore than Microsoft needs to make computers. If this rumour is true, it is total BS in my opinion.
As for panic: why? What's to panic about? They offer maximum flexibility, something which Hassie certainly does not do.
ps. That said, if you have two Mamiya RB67 bodies, six lenses and tons of accessories (built up over many years in this business) and you want to get into MFDB do you:
1. Put a back on the RB67 and accept the second-rate glass (i.e. not getting full value for the investment in the high-res sensor) and the multiplier affect.
2. Bite the bullet and sell everything? (RB gear now has terrible second-hand value.)
3. Do something else?
Finally, anyone on this thread already using an MFDB on an RB67?