All over the place, I read about photographers splitting their brains in half trying to figure it out if spending years of savings to buy a MFDB is worth it. The dilemma is if spending that kind of the money is, not if the IQ is superior to digital 35. I believe that no digital 35 will ever match the clarity and the hump of a MFDB. Capture size matters and always will.
Because I recently inherited a very modest estate and I am single, I'm in the position to buy a used fine dback like the P45+ for my 500CM. That I can spend this amount of money, it doesn't mean I should.
Recent dslr's make it to the equation even harder. It is a true nightmare thinking overnight about spending the price of several Nikons or Canons for a single used digital MF back just to find out that Canikon announced their own bigger than 35 camera with all the goodies and whistles for a third the cost.
I know I shouldn't mentalize it this much. I'm trying to be impulsive for the first time in many many years. I'm almost 60 (third age crisis, lol) and I know if I don't do it now, chances are I will never do it.
Currently I'm looking for a good deal on a used P45+. Even at these prices, it is insane for me (and too many) to spend this kind of money. But you only live once.
Thanks for listening, it is a lot cheaper than going to the shrink.