I know these types of threads are a little taboo... I've been reading these forums for a while trying to glean whatever knowledge I could, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the important differences between these systems and figuring out what would be better for me. I also don't have any local dealers, so that isn't very helpful. The nearest dealer is in Dallas (4hrs away) to check out some PhaseOne gear, but nobody anywhere near here sells Hasselblad, for the sake of comparison.
In terms of the things I shoot... architectural, environmental portraits, family portraits, weddings are the bulk of my work. MFDB is clearly not going to be for -everything- as the flexibility of my Canon system is important to me (at this point anyways) during weddings, for example.
So here's some of what I -do- know:
Hasselblad lenses all have leaf-shutters: high-speed sync = win.
Ergonomics/weight it looks like PhaseOne = win.
That's pretty much the extent of my knowledge... they both use microlenses I think, but I'm not interested in large-format tech cameras and don't foresee myself getting into that...
So what are some other practical things I should maybe be aware of? Battery life? Types of batteries? Comparison of viewfinder size/brightness? Design of the camera itself (Hasselblad vs Phase/Mamiya vs Contax?)...?
Furthermore... anyone near San Antonio want to let me play with their gear? Lunch on me, haha.