my sentiments exactly
If the MFDB makers can't get it right at a good price, don't worry, sooner or later canon or nikon will foray into that megapixel range, or they will release a new lens/camera system.
The joys of japanese competition.
We are close to the point, if we are not already there, where clients just see digital capture as it's all good and professional. Nobody usually mentions file sizes, or dr or anything like that.
Color, stability of software, lack of artifacts or moire can be mentioned, but I haven't had a conversation with a client about the file size or brand/make of a digital camera in a long long time.
I also think that we are close to the leveling of the brands.
When I bought my Phase backs, (for my style of work and workflow) I believe they were better than anything else and maybe in some areas still have advantage for me
, (once again depending on what you shoot), but not having worked a new Hasselblad or Leaf or Sinar I can't say that one is actually better than the other, though from what I hear and read, they all seem pretty close.
The point of all this is I like the idea of buy it, learn it, use it, sell it if something better comes along, or buy the next one just because it has a different look in the file or the glass or the camera operation.
I see nothing about that sceanrio that limits medium format, in fact I think it will grow the format.
I have Nikons, Canons, Leica and Phase and switch between them all the time, sometimes on the same project, sometimes because each one (and the lenses) will give me a different look.
Michael does that, so do many other photographers. Nothing new about owning different systems, even in the same format.
Lower prices makes this easier to do.