I would like to make the move from 35mm to MF. I photograph nature, landscape and abstract. I do not do studio work.
I want to make (and even now often do) prints 20x30 and preferably larger. I do appreciate the "micro contrast" look for MF.
I am considering the Lecia S2 and the Hasselblaud H4D-40 and of course
the PhaseOne IQ140. (I am "coming from" the Nikon 35 mm world.)
I am trying to weigh the pros/cons, the advantages/disadvantages of these two systems. I have been fortunate enough to
use the Leica for 4 days and must admit that I was extremely impressed by the image quality and of course, its form factor
is very similar to the Nikon D3X, so it did feel "familiar" to me. I have not been able to try the Hasselblaud, although I am
trying to arrange that. I used the IQ140 for a day.
But a couple days of use is not the same as weeks or months, and I would deeply appreciate comments or advice from
anyone who has had the opportunity to work with both of these systems "in the real world." I am interested in comments
relating to (a) the body/back and (b) the "glass".
I know that this is somewhat an "open ended" request, and that there is not a conclusive or absolute "answer", but I accept this.
I must also in fairness admit, that my greatest hesitancy with regard to the Leica is the price and this is especially noteworthy
since it is a single integrated system, without an obvious upgrade pathway and from a company without a track record in MF
(i.e. may or may not stay in this format).
Thank you, I deeply appreciate your help.