For someone still shooting 4x5 and medium format film, how does the quality of the resulting prints obtained from scanning with an X5 (or X1, 949, 646) compares with what can be achieved with MFDB.
Also, I am mainly interested in B&W, and even with 4x5, I can't achieve the same richness of tones with the Epson V700/Epson 3800 combination that I could in the wet darkroom. Would the X5 narrow the gap sufficiently to make this almost irrelevant?
A new Imacon X5 is about the same price as a P25+ these days, I might afford one but certainly not both!
Any thought (technical or philosophical) about this dilemma would be greatly appreciated.