This is my first post, so hello to everyone...
I am thinking about my purchasing strategy into the world of medium format digital. It is something I want to do fairly soon. However, like many of you, I am befuddled by the choices in front of me, mainly because of the rapid pace of technical development in this arena. I want to jump into the technology, but don't want to commit to something that will rapidly date or be too expensive to upgrade.
My criteria are resolution (or course), dynamic range and low noise. Nothing original there of course!
Here's my question... One of the ways of avoiding being left behind by technical advances is to use interchangeable backs which can be replaced as things improve. On the other hand, Hassey emphasises the benefits of an integrated system, partly on the basis of the possibility of precise focusing compared to interchangeable backs (with their inherent need for an interface between body and back, which might hamper precise sensor to subject distances). From your experience, is this a genuine issue in favour of an integrated body? Or is it just marketing-speak, leaving the possible benefits in favour of interchangeable backs? On the other hand, perhaps Hassey's policy of supporting upgrades negates this benefit?
Best wishes in advance.