Hi Good Folk,
I'm looking to this forum and it's long time readers for their expertise and advice for entering the MFDB world. I have been a long time shooter of 35mm full frame digital and while convenient, have been finding my more critical work to be more methodical in nature and usually under controlled or addition of strobes.
I'm looking to get into the Mamiya 645 system and have narrowed it down to the AFDiii or DF. I know the AFD iii was the last true cross platform system that could take a film back, but i've heard concerns over the longevity of the shutter mechanism compared to the DF. Most of what I've read is that the two bodies are very similar save AF improvements, but I wonder how dramatic this is between the bodies as I'd be using AF primarily for portraiture.
Outside of that, are there any compatibility issues I should be aware of for lenses that would limit their use? (ie can older M645 lenses be used on the DF).
All your feedback is appreciated.