Hi all you who love spending other people's money ...
I'm after "optical character." The only "system" of lenses I've consistently seen that look I crave has been the Zeiss V FE range of lenses ... of which I still have from 50FE to 350FE and both extenders and all the tubes. IMO, these lenses are different from the leaf shutter V lenses which are for the most part, shall we say, more perfect () ... I sold all my V mount C type glass because frankly (IMHO) the HC series did the same job @ 1/800th sync as well as AF.
The FE lenses do not work on my H camera, and I've given up hope waiting for a focal plane shutter H body.
I looked very closely at the Leica S2, and simply haven't loved any of the images yet. Really wanted to love them, but didn't. If there was a V adapter for the S2 I'd rethink that option in a NY heart beat.
I'm thinking a focal plane body with a Phase One back ... using a V adapter. The 203FE with CFV/39 is an excellent solution but not readily useable in portrait orientation, is limited to 1/2000th, and can never take an AF lens later on if desired. So I decided to keep an original 203FE unaltered for occasional film photography with the e-film backs the way it was designed.
Now I'll be up front, I never took to the Mamiya 645 camera ... but have not experienced anything past the AFD-II ... I've never had the Phase One version in hand, nor even touched the new Phase One D body.
Does this new Phase One D camera provide for in-viewfinder focus confirmation? Are there manual focus split diagonal screens available?
In your opinion, is 60 meg pushing the FE lenses to far? Keeping in mind that it's the character of the lenses I love ... but would like a much higher resolution capability than available from my Sony A900 and Leica M9 which both deliver the character desired but are limited in resolution and all the other things that come with a near 645 sensor and high meg count.
Your thought would be most welcome ... and dealer PMs most welcome.
Thanks to all you knowledgable folks on this forum,