First post here..
I've been steadily heading towards MF Digital for several years and I think I'm going to be picking up a film body soon, going digital a bit later in the year with a used/refurb back.
I find the Rollei(flex!) system to be the most compelling and am probably going that direction... especially for the lenses and high-sync speed.
So my question ... coming from someone who will NOT have the money for the latest/greatest - is the 6008i a viable digital platform? Or is the 6008AF the way to go? And for those of you (Graham?) who have the 6008AF, do you actually use the AF or is manual focus easily accomplished with the viewfinder?
I've been a photographer for about 10 years, but have been brought up on small-format AF cameras... and attempted to manual focus throughout the past few years with my 5Ds with mixed success. The viewfinder just isn't crisp enough. Bright? fairly... but focus doesn't "snap". I'm also trying to slow down a bit, and especially to get away from all the OoF induced by "focus/recompose" (and the 5D is definitely a focus/recompose camera).
The short version of this post? I like Rollei, but am concerned about manual focus and will go towards 6008AF is needed.
Thanks for the thoughts...