I hate the car analogy we always use on here but the fact that a 2 seater high-end sports car cannot be fitted with 2 child seats in the back, which most cheap/ used compact family cars can easily do, does not mean it is not a good sports car or that its manufacturer should be embarrassed because it can't be used for school runs...
There are some very good (photographic) reasons for using Dalsa sensors these days as they do a fantastic job for may typical MF/ LF applications
Yair, the car analogy is actually a good one.
You see, it highlights where Medium Format sort of lost its way in the digital age.
In the film age, a Medium Format SLR or rangefinder could do ***EVERYTHING*** that a 35mm SLR or rangefinder could do; in some cases it could do it technically better with greater control (faster flash sync etc.), and in all cases it delivered much better image quality.
With film, if 35mm was a "compact family car", then Medium Format was a top-end Range Rover, with the same number of seats (and yes, plenty of room for the child seats in the back too!), but more space, more power, greater visibility, and more confidence in challenging conditions. You lost nothing in moving up to Medium Format; a little less of the automation bells and whistles perhaps, but nothing fundamental to image making, and nothing that a good photographer couldn't do without. You gained - well, we all remember how much we gained in moving up.
Now with a very large segment of the Medium Format digital market, we've gone backwards - the "tool which can do-it-all" philosophy has been discarded, the child seats have been tossed out and it's become a "2 seater high-end sports car", good for some things only.
I cannot be the only photographer who is saddened and annoyed by this.