Out of curiosity, what realistic path forward would you like to see? Genuinely asking. I'm in the same camp as I'm invested in Alpa, and the costs of migrating to the XT for me also far outweigh the benefits. Right now, as long as back manufacturers keep making backs with electronic shutters, and as long as existing manufacturers keep making adapters for those backs, the only thing I want to see personally is for the manufacturers of the backs to allow for entry of movements in the metadata....and all that would require is a firmware update.The migration cost issue concerns me. I bought into the A-S system ten or so years ago and have not regretted the choice. It seems to me however that the marginal costs of moving to, for iinstance, the XT platform and changing out the Copal shutter far outweigh the marginal benefits that would accrue from making the change. Perhaps the cmaera makers think there is a whole new market out there and, if so, good luck to them. However I wonder if there is a small but comitted user base among the technical camera community who see know realistic forward path other than gradual obselesence ?
Hopefully P1 realizes that the people asking for that feature aren't going to plop down the cash for the XT anyway.
Automatically applying the LCC frame in the back in the field before you start offloading to the computer would also be nice. With they whole "Capture One inside" thing on the IQ4, that was something I was expecting with the IQ4/XT, but my understanding is the IQ4 won't do that (XT or not).
I'd also like to see a 100mp 33x44mp back, and for SK to get back in the game....the latter is probably off the table though.
As far as questions for tech cam manufacturers, I'm curious where they see the field going. There hasn't been a whole lot happening in that space. (XT aside) I don't mean that in a negative way. I've only really paid attention to Alpa - who gave us the Pano and 12 Plus recently - and then theres the $13k+ 138 rodie from Rodenstock - curious as to "what's next", or if they think the field has gone about as far as it's going to on their end.