I've been reading/researching up a storm on Digital MF systems. Lots of great info here without much of the bias that seems prevalent on other sites.
So I would like to get into a digital MF system, BUT I have a pretty tight budget for this. I mostly shoot landscapes and some portraits, all amateur. I have been shooting a Mamiya M645 Pro for the last year and just love it. So I was able to get a used 645 AFDII from Adorama for $1300.
So for the back I have around $4k +/- to spend. I could get a new ZDb ( $3700 @ B&H) or haunt the auctions for the next several weeks looking for a P21, Leaf 17 or maybe get really lucky with a P25. I am really concerned about the lack of warranty and potentially having a $4k paper weight. Most of the legit phase & leaf dealers seem to sell the lower end used & refurb stuff starting around 6k.
So my question would be should I chance the big auction site?
If it works when I get it..... should it continue to work?
The ZDb, while not quite the equal of some of the others, sure works for my budget and sounds quite capable if used within its limits.
Any Advise yee sages of the 9micron pixel