I have been out of the MFD field for just over a year, and already miss it, so I am giving serious contemplation to re-entering Dante's Inferno :banged: (I know. I am a glutton for punishment)
For the past year I have been shooting my Canon 1dx for my sports/action and for landscape it has been a combination of my a7rII and my 5DSR. The two are extremely similar with a slight edge going to the a7rII with regards to the DR (which is still short of the MFD backs that I have been used to for the past 5 years).
In shooting the 5DSR side by side with the a7rII I can honestly say that the naysayers who have put down the Canon, it is never as bad as people claim it to be so I had to see for myself. While the DR is not on par with the MFD backs that I have used, it is not as bad as the Canon haters have stated it to be, and I found that I could bring the shadows up a lot more than I had anticipated, based on what I had read, without seeing a huge amount of noise, which is what I had come to expect. Prior to my 5DSR I had also had a Nikon D810 and the Canon was sharper due to the MP difference, but the DR was off by at least 1 stop, so I had to make sure I was a little more precise in my exposure control. I tended to fair better when I slightly overexposed the image, but enough of that.
That being said, the files are not as "fun" to play around with as the MFD files, and while they are sharp as anything, due to the 50MP, they don't have the same "POP" that the MFD files had, and since I do like to print my landscape stuff on a larger scale and like the aforementioned "POP".
My only issue now is which way to go. I have always had a Phase digital back, but have had it with different systems, be it a Hassy with my H2F, the Phase One DF+ and my tech cam. For now, I won't be going the tech cam route, but may eventually build back into that, as by going the DSLR route I will have more flexibility.
I have been reading and looking at images posted by several people with the Phase backs, as well as the Hassy CFV-50c and the Pentax 645z. The main issue I guess is the difference in my workflow since I am now used to doing my post in C1Pro and would have to re-learn lightroom, Photoshop, Phocus, etc.
I have yet to shoot the new XF but have read that it is a tremendous leap forward from the DF+, and then my question becomes which back to go into. I would presume that I would need to stay at at LEAST the 50MP level (CMOS) or go the used route and go 60 or 80 (cannot even think of the 100MP route as it is way out of my price point)
With the sale of my Canon gear , I will have enough to take a large chunk out of my initial re-investment. Any thoughts or input would be welcome.