I honestly can't hear that anymore - not all are shooting people and fashion and have an art director standing behind them always telling what to do and asking to see every single image right after it was taken on a big LCD.
I do understand that this is very very essential for a lot of photographers. I really understand that! But me I don't care about LCD, actually I need it to be sure that something was captured and to see the histogram. That's it. I donít care about the colors on any camera display (itís a joke!) nor the contrast nor the DOF. And the P+ display is good enough to judge about focussing. I don't want active cooling (the bigger the LCD the higher the temperature and the higher battery consumption is) and I love the very big knobs of the P-backs and the lean design. I donít want to bear around a Hy6 with that heavy back and monstrous lenses (though the quality of camera, back and lenses is beyond doubt terrific).
The P65+ is not a substitution for the 31MP Backs and actually I would agree that for a lot of jobs Phase should provide maybe one crop back model with 31MP and a bigger LCD and higher ISO. But I think working with a technical camera for architecture, landscape or for product shots in studio you definitely welcome the full frame chip, the higher resolution and you donít care that much about LCD as you manage it shooting tethered or entirely without any preview. In additionÖ what size a LCD must be to show a meaningfull image of a 60MP capture? 3íí? Itís a joke.
edit: and as to ISO - the binning of the P65+ is an improvement in ISO
First I do not just shoot fashion myself and many fashion images must be printed just as big as your Landscape/Technical camera pictures, so I do not see your point at all.
Second you are definitely not the Norm here for sure.
Thirdly thanks to you and maybe a couple dozen others Phase might sell some.
As far as the LCD... Funny how every other back maker keeps getting bigger and bigger and phase left that out.
I also do not care if a 2 ton truck can sit on my back or If can put it in a microwave either.Not too often I will be sitting inside a microwave taking pictures or under a 2 ton truck for that matter.
Maybe you take pictures of the tread of a 2 ton truck with your technical camera an may run the risk of it falling on your back..:+}
In any case I did not say that nobody wanted the P65 back.. I just doubt the sales are going to be through the roof either. UNLESS they lower there prices which have been stumped by hassleblad recently.
I also usually look at the Histogram but sure is ugly looking at some grainy/ pixelated image on the LCD.
Also about the art directors comment.. yeh comes with the territory, they are breed of their own. But hard to come up with a good answer when they say they worked with Joe Schmoe last week and he had a beautiful 3" incher if you know what I mean. And It was easy to see the images.
Even the Images that come in through C-1 are pretty blurry and never give ANY client , even me, that warm feeling that the images is Clear!
Whats' with all the fuzzy previews in C-1 with DB?? Never had that with my Canons on the same software. So LCD or not they do not even look great when in C-1..
Like you said they are different wants and needs, But I just cannot believe the LCD is so shitty for such an expensive Back.