I'ld like to begin by saying what a great resource this place is. I spent every evening for the past month on this forum researching medium format kits and found tonnes of useful info.
I'm located in Canada, pretty far from the nearest dealer. I shoot a little bit of everything, mostly focusing on weddings and especially portraits. I'ld like to add MF kit to my gear list. Basically I'm looking for a general use camera kit for 10K, not more.
I'll be shooting tethered almost exclusively, accept for weddings of course.
What I'm looking for in MF back, besides quality, is high flash sync speed for thinner DOF even in mid day. My location lighting is Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS (1100 W/sec) with one "S" head. I trigger with Pocket Wizard Mini or Flex TT5. I'm planning on using MF camera for all formals at weddings, and 35mm for prep/receptions.
I'm getting DF+ body with LS lens (probably 80mm Schneider) and still not sure about the back I need. My first 2 options were P25+ and Leaf Aptus II 5. Resolution of these two backs is more than enough for me, and both deliver great files, but honestly I prefer how Leaf's files look.
And I also started considering refurbished P30+.
1. Should I be concerned with P30+ being crop sensor? I remember going from DX to FX on 35mm camera and the difference was incredible. Is difference in level of image detail as noticeable with MF backs?
2. Aptus II 5 will sync at up to 1/6000th with DF body and LS lens. Was anyone successful at 1/1600th or 1/800th? Any issues?
3. How fast can P25+ and P30+ sync with flash, is it 1/800th for both of them?
Were there other improvements done to image quality of P30+ comparing to P25+ besides resolution?
I'm also trying to think long term. I heard Phase One has some very attractive offers for upgrades. Does Leaf have similar schemes?
I appreciate any of your help.