I've got a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II (non-D) being delivered tomorrow, and whilst I am happy to develop I thought it would be interesting to investigate digital backs.
I have read almost everything I can find on the internet about this, but it is still a little confusing.
This question was recently asked, very similar:
How can I get into MFD for minimal money with my RZ67 Pro II?
As far as I can conclude:
ANY digital back less than (probably £3,000 is going to have poor low light performance (due to older CCD sensors)
EVERY digital back is going to crop the flip out of my photos and I can forget the nice 6x7 size that I bought it for
In addition, if I adapt my non-D Pro II for Mamiya digital backs, I lose the ability to load film, which I don't want.
This was a useful resource:
Essentially I can use the Hassleblad V systems and avoid having to adapt the camera and sacrifice film.
So, my questions!
1 - Forgetting money and just in fantasy land, what is the best possible digital back I could buy today for my RZ67 Pro II?
2 - And at the other end of the spectrum - forgetting entirely any consideration for quality - what is the cheapest possible digital back set-up I could get for my RZ67 Pro II that doesn't sacrifice the film capability?