I am a long-time Nikon DSLR user as hobby, but years ago I converted into professional, due to all kinds of coincidences. So I have some budget (and reason) to raise this hobby. For DSLR I just follow Nikon all the time, and for mirrorless, initially I was with Olympus then turn to Fuji X system. I take mirrorless for fun, but now I am considering put them in professional use - well, still not there.
I know Medium Format is different, and produce better result but with higher expense. With digital solution, the price is even higher. I tried MF in film but the fact is that it is inconvenient today, compared with digital. It takes longer, expensive to develop - I don't mind 'think and take photo', but these facts do pose barriers.
Last week I was checking online as usual and find a quite good deal. In the end I got a set of used Mamiya 645 AFDIII + 80 F/2.8 AF + Leaf Aptus II 6 . Since I also have a film RZ67 PRO II, I think I can play with the digital solution for it as well.
I have to say, it is a correct decision!
In our lives, sometimes we spend money but feel it doesn't meet our expectations, but NOT for this one! Pure resolution by number is not all of MF, the dynamic range, the details, the color, they just help me open my eye! Yes the difference is subtle, but after I took and checked more than 100 thousands (I believe here you did more than me!) photos, I can say definitely "yes it is better!"
This forum helped me a lot. Thank you! I hope I can learn more here, and it is a simple pleasure to check great MF pictures here!