... what makes this discussion interesting is that .. this has been talked and talked over so many times... but now there is a slightly different flavor to it. DSLRs have come so far in recent years they replicate many of the specs of digital backs that would have been produced 5 years ago. What is more is that they offer much more functionality and versatility.
Hmpf... right?... wrong? Lets touch on the last one first, yes DSLRs offer more versatility because they are more general photographic tools, as compared to MFDB who are for LOW ISO or LOWER ISO and OPTIMUM IMAGE QUALITY at decent light. DSLR and MFDB are different TOOLS for different PURPOSES.
Now to touch on the first.... namely "specs of digital backs that would have been produced 5 years ago
", we have a very good example test referenced here;
- Nikon D7000
Objetivo: Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 36mm
- Phase One P25+
Cuerpo: Mamiya 645DF
Objetivo: Phase One 80mm f/2.8
But uhh... is it not that P25+ has same Kodak sensor that the old P25 had, thus that (although it is a + back) it has a sensor that is around TEN YEARS OLD
To comment more about that comparison, was the DSLR using f/11 and P25+ f/22
Come on gents, if you are really content and happy with latest DSLRs give it rest and enjoy them and please keep posting your great images instead. Yet for those few who are really looking for a higher image quality for lower ISOs it is worth to check out the 20, 28 and 33MP digital backs or even the newer higher spec backs. Postings of false information is misleading.