I agree, but I'm now at the point of defining whether to go Nikon/Canon. As we have no rental gear in Naples, that option is out unless I want to drive to Miami, which I'd prefer to skip.
Please note that I'm asking for IMAGES shot with T/S lenses to form my OWN opinion, or links to where this has already been discussed with examples, rather than others personal opinions/bias about gear. In a RAW file is where the decision will be made by ME. (Note: I found the article link you provided to be quite interesting and on target with what I'm seeking - thanks.)
I know that the image I'll get from an SLR will not rival the image from a 39MP MFDB (back when I had hair on my head, many moons ago, I worked with Nikon and Hasselblad in developing/testing their very first digital cameras). But a DSLR is the most cost effective way to pursue the AP market for me in this economy with T/S lenses at a fraction of the cost of a MFDB prime lens.
It's a given that I'll have to re-program my eye and standards - in short, I've got to "fall out of Love" with my Hasselblad!
This is one of the best threads and has gone exactly in the direction I had hoped when I started it. I expect for quite some time folks thinking of going into the AP market will find the data presented in these two threads very valuable, I sure have!
whats for me always an essential question is the workflow. i leaned myself far out the window to create such workflow in mf and finally it saved me a ton of time, i think i wouldnt have started ( or went on ) in 2005 with sinar, if stefan would not have helped writing the programs for a convenient batch workflow. and sinar was not the only one! leaf was 100% unacceptable with its centerfold ( sinar too, but here stefan saved the game once more again ... ), the kodak chips havent looked to me on par with dalsa and the C1 workflow to correct color casts was completely inconvenient at that time. hasselblad still said that there is no colorcast so nothing to correct, i did not agree seeing green- magenta casted files as soon a lens was shifted. it was stone-age for digital on location shooting ....
my camera was custom made from gottschalk, cause same situation here than with the backs. for me it was ( and still is ) a 100% no option to work either with view finders,
or with a removable ground glass/ sensor and/ or with a bellow based system to focus. i shoot mostly untethered and often on cranes, no need to make this more complicate as it already is.
so if the canon works or not will depend a lot how comfortable i can compose and work with it, including here the postpro. optically it seems to be over the top now, and resolution/sensor wise too, but i need more experience here in practical work.
i just visited an exhibition in Munich of my bangkok photographer friend Ralf Tooten: Bangkok Noir .
oh man. so nice photography, so atmosphaeric. and not any miss for my taste for detail even at 5" wide prints.
beautyfull grain ( digital ), great colors. all done with a kodak slr and a nikon 3d with 12mp but with a great eye .....
my direction clearly goes another way than to raise up detail sharpness. and DR depends very much on how you shoot and how you post.
i do many if not most of my mf shots stacking exposures too, so no real problem to spread that 1/2 step further or even 1stop working with 35mm.
i will start to use the canon right now in smaller and also personal projects, i have a very small shoot on sunday but also i have to go to south africa in february
for a larger project, for both i will shoot with the canon system only.
i will report.