Here are the key assumptions :
1. Cost isn t a factor the IQ3 by itself means that you either have sufficient resources or a legitimate business reason (or both) to buy into this level system . By definition almost everything is less expensive and probably good enough for the intended application .....so its not about best value .
2. Landscape/Seascape would be the primary application ...assume you are going from one PODAS workshop to another equally terrific location . You would be using the system extensively and the process itself is important .
It seems today Phase has two distinct offerings ...the XF system using the Schneider AF lenses and the “A” Alpha system with the matched Rodenstocks .
Its obvious that if studio applications were important that the XF system clearly has greater versatility ...but for a dedicated landscape kit ...which would you choose and why ? This is not a completely hypothetical discussion as a buying decision maybe in play .
Up front I own up to not knowing much about landscape photography ..my primary interests being street and sports .