I heard that I can get a good amount of information about medium format here. I currently have a D3X but have been looking into medium format for a while. I really don't know which route to take. I have seen some great deals out there. Some being an h1 body and phase one p30+ digital back (dent on digital back) for 7K. I have also seen h3d ii 31 going for around 7.5K and a h3d ii 39 for around 11K all with the bodies and stock 80mm lens. Obviously I'm trying to find a good deal, but have no problem paying a little more for something that is quality and is going to last.
What do you guys recommend in terms of hasselblad vs. phase one or mamiya etc. Do any of the deals above sound really good?
Also about lenses. I currently use a 24-70 and a 70-200 2.8 VR II as my lenses. I like zooms because it makes my work easier. But I have heard that the medium format zooms are very heavy and very expensive. Is it worth it to get 1 zoom for everything? Or should I have a normal lens, telephoto (possibly macro telephoto) and a wide angle? What lenses are good?
I've also heard that phase one has a great hand-in program for older backs. So I figured I could always get one and then later on down the road hand it in for a newer one? Any more info at all would be awesome! I'm very excited to give medium format a shot and I know I will be happy with the results!