How do you mean the less they learn it ?
I know exactly what my equiptment does in which situation, what I don't care about is HOW the ISO range is achieved.
What I do care about is that I keep my dynamic range and that I get good shadow and highlight detail.
HOW that technical works is nice to know but has nothing to do with spending less or more.
It's more about where your interests lies. I love a good picture and I love equiptment, I however don't have to know how the pixels are turned and twisted inside the sensor. But I do know a little about it, don't get me wrong
I do think that some people are looking TOO MUCH at the technical parts and not at the pictures..... and most of those people are the ones buying the DSLRs and posting on forums that they are MF killers without working on a daily basis with both.
If you can't see a difference that's more your opinion, I used the 1DsIII next to the Aptus 22 and I could see big differences, especially when closing down to f16 on the 1DsIII and f22 on the Aptus22, the difference is not funny trust me.
The 5DMKII is probarbly a 1DsIII killer, MF will always have it's place.
Maybe not in the need for megapixels any more but it still delivers some things that a DSLR as of YET does not.
The question is, is this important for you as a photographer ?
For me it is.
I also don't have money to burn, and when I could sell my MF system for something just as good in the price range of the 5DMKII I would do in a heart beat.
However as mentioned so many times there is much more than comparing a test chart.
Both systems are different and have their own advantages and disadvantages, and as long as the sensor size is not equal they will never be the same.
But I'm repeating myself and that's not good
Frank, I meant in Print..
Especially for Catalogue which is pretty bad usually.
I do see a difference on Screen and when I am retouching. The files hold up a lot better and everything (gradients) are of course smoother.
Where I live and I think a lot of people in the future will be more web based and all those megapixels are useless anyways.
I just did 4-5 Jobs that were for Web and several companies I work with are going more web base now and saving a lot of money on print and Paper.
We shoot a lot of people and then have them move just slightly and they put that into animation on the sites, which I think the RED camera will be great for in the future. Small web based Videos and Images. Not many megapixels are needed and they are already there.
I am talking about catalogue houses mainly and Jeans companies.
I am printing an exhibition here soon and have not printed anything,other than the Family or small 11X14 Print in Years!!
For my clients that pay most of my bills there is very little use for so many mega pixels even for Billboards that print a low DPI anyhow.
Again I see a difference but many will turn their heads and say they do not just to save 10-20K on a digital back.
If I was coming into the game now and with these hard economic times, I would be quite happy with a 5DII and all the best canon Glass. Actually the 24 1.4, 50 1.2, 85 1.2, 100 macro, 135 f2 and you not going to notice that much difference.
Those shadows look much better from my P30 for sure. But also HIGH ISO for those tough situations is quite nice also.
The good thing is most can have both, which I probably will have when all the 5DII craziness is over..:+}