My goal is to have a more portable but "almost as good" alternative when I don't want to lug around the 4x5 or 617 view camera. I do not mind rangefinder since I have been using Leica for over 10 years.
I know that the Mamiya 7 does not do head & shoulder portraits or closer. I know that according to MTF etc., the Mamiya lens are better. The Mamiya kit will be lighter.
I know that the Hassy (501cm/503cm) is a more flexible system with more lens and portrait possibility, and also long (multiple hours even) exposures. It can use multiple backs.
I will use a tripod. Shooting mainly color neg film and some slides.
Given all that, the print size requirement is that it has to look good at 30x40 or even higher. I have a LS-9000 scanner and will pay for drum scan if needed.
Is the Hassy up to the task with respect to the print size requirement?
I actually used an Mamiya 7II for about a year, and also a 503CW for the same length of time, albeit only with a P25+ and not really the film back. My requirements were different then.
Comments and suggestions? Thanks