Its the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. That's all. I wrote above why the backs don't fit my workflow or style anymore. In order to be workable I need semi clean 800. The P30+ was hit or miss at 800. It was hit or miss at 400, but more hit than miss. The P65 looks like it makes a nice 800 iso file, at 15 megapix. But so did my 1ds2. The P65 is $40k+, to do what a $2k (used) 1ds2 could do handily. I know IQ is better, but for small print, web and broadcast, come one. If I want the MF look, I can shoot film, get a better and more pronouced MF look. Or shoot 4x5.
If I were still shooting beauty, I would no doubt use a back. But for everything else I do, dslr, M8, or film does it all, cheaper, with less pain in the ass factor.
Without a doubt you are right.
My workflow is however 90% working with strobes and shooting at ISO100 as a max so for me it's a different story.
Heck when I go above ISO200 I immediately take out my DSLR, they are great for that.
I think it's like it has always been, horses for courses.
I really don't like my 5DMKII at f16 and above to be honest and I love it at f2.8-f8.0
The good thing is you can switch as much as you want, I shoot some sessions with both cameras next to each other, some available light with the DSLR and the strobe shots with MF, both tethered to the same laptop.
IF one would indeed do a lot of work with available light, location work and stuff that needs to go fast indeed now a days the DSLR is more than capable.
To be honest I really would not know IF I would have switched if I had to do it now....
Probably would if I had seen the quality, but I'm afraid I never would have even tried out the quality because I could live with the 5DMKII at the moment.
But now that I am shooting MF and have my system complete and know the quality I'm not selling it any day soon, unless....... the 5DMKIII is much better with less difraction