Just as a comment I actually think that Phase is a great company with what to seem to be nice people. True, I don't use their products, and that has a lot to do with cost and a lot to do with need.
I also see that Phase One has done a great job building a decent camera system after Hasselblad locked everyone else out from their system. I understand that Phase tried to acquire rights and tools for Contax 645 from Kyocera, but no agreement was made. Great pity, Contax 645 was and still is a great system.
One problem with MF for me
is that I really love live view and I'm also a quality freak. The combo I would find attractive would be a camera like the Alpa but using LV for focus. The ultimate camera for me may be the Hartblei H1, but with LV. Honestly, I still guess that I would not spend the money, but the attraction would be there.
It seems that CMOS is essentially needed for live view to work well. I would not rule out that Phase One would be able to source an MF CMOS sensor, like Leica has done for the new Leica M, that sensor is designed by CMOSIS and fabbed at STMicroelectronics. It seems that a small company like Leica can develop a CMOS sensor of they own. Phase has built up a camera system to fit their sensors, so I think they may have enough muscle to develop their own sensor, like Leica did.http://www.chipworks.com/blog/technologyblog/2012/10/25/full-frame-dslr-cameras-part-iii-new-entrants-and-look-forward/
I would still not buy a Phase One Hartblei combo even with LV and CMOS, because of the cost. But in the unlikely event anyone gave me something like 30000Ä I guess that a combo like that would be my first priority.
Yes maybe so. Just interesting that on the art side of the house folks are seeing this as well. Maybe also a good diversion of how much I hate Phase negativity. ROTFLMAO
Alright you folks have fun, need to get back to some projects.