Rentals are not easy to find in most parts of the world, but more importantly I think a photographer has no hope of getting the most out of a MFDB without spending quite some time with it, experimenting with the files and workflow, and testing the capabilities. Who wants to be playing around with an unfamiliar back on an important job?
I see it here time and time again - people try out a demo MFDB for a few hours and have all sorts of problems with processing the files. MFDBs are not made that way - they need lots of user input and in return you get the highest quality and flexibility. If you want an 'auto everything' camera, MFDB is not for you.
What you say is true and works for you, but I doubt if your Sinar's intended market, given that you are shopping for used lenses and still use a 6008. If Sinar relies on your money they will go broke.
There is nothing wrong with your process and you should be commended if your making the photographs you want.
There is nothing wrong with buying any camera, lens, or digital back if you can afford it and it makes you feel good, but don't think a Sinar, Hasselblad, Phase, or Leaf is going to make anyone a better photographer.
There is nothing wrong with Sinar other than they are nowhere in the world of New York advertising and editorial and that may rub Theirry the wrong way, but Theirry needs to walk through the Piers and stick his nose into all of the studios and see how big a presence Sinar has.
As far as where money is allocated Theirry should talk to the digital lab or the box and just see how much they charge to work an image. Then I think a lot of people here would understand where the real pixels meet the paper and it's not from the sensor, or the "pure" nature of capture shop. It's from a team of three people working 8 hours each in photoshop for one image.
What gwhfithw (whatever) says makes sense in that he attempted to talk to someone at Sinar and buy a camera. He sees it at Photokina and he wants to talk about buying it.
Then, all of a sudden it makes no sense because the camera can't be purchased now so it's off his radar. All the makers should think about that the next time they start constructing displays for Photokina.
Strike when the iron is hot.
Before you say that this comment is only U.S. centric, it's not, it's New York centric and like it or not New York is the capital of all advertising and editorial. In all truth, I am sure there are more non U.S. born photographers trolling the streets than there are natives. New York in the world of photography is the largest melting pot of anywhere on the planet and I don't think New York really believes that it is connected to anything but New York.
What I wrote is not to sabotage Sinar or medium format. I wrote this to sound the wake up call. It is also not to say anything bad about the Hy6 it looks like a good camera but I know if the real truth be told F+H would jump through hoops to have a Phase One mount for their camera. We all know they would sell many more cameras, lenses and accessories and with more resource, that cable release would probably only take two months instead of two years.
Out of this years Photokina the only real announcements that is relevant to what you can buy today
is Hasselblad's price cuts. Think about that for a moment and tell me who has the head start in the brave new world.