In fact we edited our own video of the process from production stills, as I thought it was more stylized and showed a more positive view than the Phase One video.
Both are great videos, the P1 speaks more of the back...
Likewise good to take a refresher look on your website, much very respectful work, as I recall from a few years back.
Respectfully, here are a few friendly questions then:
- why claim that the Cambo + Aptus 22 will offer a completely different aesthetic than the D800 + T/S lens when you have not shot with either of them?
- more generally speaking, why comment on DSLR image quality when you have not shot any since the Nikon D200... announced 7 years ago?
- why compared the cost of a MF system with one lens to that of a DSLR with several lenses?
- why claim that DSLRs have a shorter life span than MFDB when yourself have been using 3 different backs in the last 6 years (if my memory serves me well Mamiya ZD, Leaf 65 and now 12)?
- why call a D800 bulky when it is 1 full kg lighter and overall has the same size as the Afi you shoot with (but lenses are more compact)?
Leaf Afi: 2,180 kg (including standard lens), 157 x 112 x 78 without lens
Nikon D800: 1,185 kg (including standard lens), 146 x 123 x 81.5 without lens
Puh! See no point in being asked like this to defend my experience, learnings and suggestions... I made a suggestion, either you like it or not.
You are comparing a Rolleiflex Schneider Xenotar 80/2.8 PQS to a 50mm Nikon lens??? FWIW I had both 50/1.8 and 50/1.4 during my SLR days and found them unimpressive. The 80/2.8 Xenotar on other hand is sharp wide open and with a wonderful character, and is flat the best lens I have ever owned. So you compare your Toyota to my BMW... Also weight wise you hold the cameras different and D800 may also include MB and a heavy zoom lens. Albeit if we compare D800 + 24 tilt/shift, the Cambo RS400 is the likely the lesser weight... And your point? Mine: MFDB is not as heavy as most people think.
Regards to my change of MFDBs. Is this relevant???
1. ZD had faulty design and was a clear no go.
2. Aptus 65 was stellar, 3.5+ years
3. AFi-II 12 was much change of camera system when selling off nearly all of five systems and stepping from a low end to a high end back (financed by selling gear). In combo with changing mount due I was fed up with issues with Mamiya AFDIII system.
James Russel still uses his P30+. Why should I as amateur not be content with the 80MP for at least 6 years when I find it as capable as I do in regards to colors and fine gradation of tones and more?
Now I have replied a number of your questions which I frank did not find worthwhile. Can we politely be content and leave it at that?
Allow me also point out regarding above image, that - at least to my eyes - I do not like the colors and there is something in the character of the image quality I find lacking compared to what MFDB is capable. That is per my experience from ZD, Aptus 65 and AFi-II 12. Yes, your image have shallow DOF, but there is something that makes it still look DSLR like to my eye. It is nothing wrong with it, simply I personally value the file quality in pictures from larger formats. Part are the Dalsa sensors of MFDBs - which I like, parts also the different formats etc. Like BC says you can also really push MFDB files, and that is even more true for the latest backs. You may not agree, which is alright since I understand you are happy with your tool.
, SLR contain single lens + mirror + prism. My Hy6 have WLF, no prism.
The truth of the matter is that it does not take much today with the products available to
show someone that they don't necessarily need MFD and that the investment is no longer necessary.
One just has to put the pictures side by side.
Perhaps you do not value the differences, which is fine. Let me put it in another way, you value your Fuji. What is wrong then with letting talented photographers in digital step into MFDB then? They too may wish to use a tool they find equally more impressive in digital.
Notably my experience is that there is plain no marketing BS from any MFDB companies, compared to for DSLRs. Heck general public appear of mind that Nikon and Canon equals that you have a camera that can take good pictures, per marketing BS. In contrast in all my dealings with MFDB I really do not feel I have felt sold anything more than informed correctly. Instead I have been given chance to demo and use equipment to see with my own eyes if it was for me and worthwhile for me. Politely speaking what you constant write against MFDB makes no whatsoever sense, is wrong and is very misleading to many people.