I recently road tested the Leica S007, the first time I've examined a MFD camera, and was astounded at its image quality (3D look, buttery smooth tonal transitions, almost filmic rendering), and saw large differences in rendering vs. my Leica M.
It was reminiscent of the differences I see between MF Film and 35mm Film - the former being much smoother tonality, much better 3D'ness etc.
Anyhow - clearly the Leica 007 is a huge price, so I am contemplating dipping just a toe in ..... a shop near me (not specialising in Phase, but with a strong reputation in another high-end brand) has a Phase One 645DF, 80mm LS, and P45+ back for the equivalent price of approx USD 4.5k. Supposedly in very good condition, 6 month guarantee etc ....
(i) is that a good price for that Phase kit, assuming all is in good order?
(ii) more importantly, what should I expect in terms of IMAGE QUALITY from this Phase One kit vs what I've seen from the Leica S007 .... eg, in terms of rendering / "look"?? Clearly the 007 will surpass at high ISOs, but was wondering what the image quality will be like between the two up to (say) ISO 400?
(iii) I used to shoot a lot of large format film, and one attraction of the P1 set-up is to be able to use the same MFDB on a tech cam too (eg, an Alpa STC). If I used it on a tech cam, how well does the P45+ work when using (mainly) front rise for architectural work - the STC has a maximum rise of 18mm?