After much deliberation I ordered the Pentax 645Z and took delivery of the kit with the 55mm 2.8 lens just over a week ago. Also bought the 75mm and 120mm FA lenses.
I took the camera and the 55mm to Austin this past weekend when I went to visit my son. Was not able to use it much here due to the weather we were having.
I must say I am thrilled with this camera. In so many ways it is way better than the Phase 645 DF+ and the CMOS sensor is superb. I am finally able to use just like I do my 1DX - hand hold and shoot, even out of a moving vehicle if I need to. The live view is a pleasure. I no longer worry about the ISO or the amount of light. If I just be careful of watching the highlights (expose to the left with this one), the shadows are so easy to open up it is unbelievable.
I walked all over Austin downtown, camera in hand, shooting anything I felt like, it is a big camera but nobody paid any attention.
I am still playing around with it and this weekend will try it out here in New York, hopefully the weather will be better.
The Phase system is going on sale this weekend
Thank you all on this forum. It was a difficult decision (http://www.getdpi.com/forum/medium-f...uld-i-not.html)
I am so glad I did it.