I am a lurker that finally signed up and this is my first post..
Anyways, I am planning on jumping into the MFD camera system. I currently use 35mm digital with some nice lenses (85 f1.2 and some others) and am looking into the Mamiya 645DF with a Leaf back.
My current options due to my budget for this are either the DM22 or DM28, with the kit 80 f2.8 LS lens.
I was then planing on making a few other purchases, including an 80 f1.9, and possibly a 105-210 f4.5. Those would be a bit after the initial purchase.
I shoot a majority of my work in studio with a 2400 ws Profoto pack, so enough light shouldn't be a problem..
The draws of this system over the Hasselblad H4D-31 is the fact that the camera has both a focal plane shutter, and that there are leaf shutter lenses which allow for 1/1600 flash sync. That I find handy for shooting much cheaper lenses than Hasselblad, while also benefiting from the 1/4000 focal plane shutter where as the H system is limited to 1/800.
Given that I am pretty decided on what I want to do, which back would you recommend more and why?
The Mamiya rep I talked to said that I should go for the DM28 as I am pretty much going to only shoot people with the camera (Thus the Leaf for skin tones as well) and that it would make the lenses a bit longer and the resolution would be good for potential advertising work.
I however understand the draw of a larger sensor for several reasons (just like going for full frame over a 1.6x crop DSLR) but am wondering if I really need it for this system..
I obviously would love the DM33 back to solve my problem, but sadly it is out of my reach in terms of funding.
anyways thanks for reading and look forward to any replies! My work for reference: Los Angeles Fashion and Portrait Photographer - Rick Rose