Some years back, I got curious about digital medium format (I was mainly shooting a Mamiya M645 w/film at the time). The lowest price for an entry-level DMF body and sensor was around $10k (IIRC, a Mamiya ZD). It seemed a bit steep, considering what other digital SLRs and my M645 cost, but I figured that over time, prices would gradually become more reasonable.
Fast forward to today and I'm ready to sell my medium format film gear. Had a look around at DMF kits, and it seems that prices are exactly where they were 4 years ago - nothing available (new) for under $10k.
So I'm wondering what the deal is with DMF pricing. Perhaps my thinking is out of whack, but $13-14k for a camera body, a sensor, and a couple of lenses puts the price of entry at about the same level as a fairly decent car. I understand DMF is a smaller market than film MF was, but still, this seems awfully steep, all things considered.
But perhaps there is a good explanation?