Long Term: Full Frame (645) Mirrorless Future vs Current 44x33 Offerings

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Long Term: Full Frame (645) Mirrorless Future vs Current 44x33 Offerings
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Some background: After 10+ years of shooting 6x6 medium format for fine art in my free time, I finally reached point over the past year where the time and effort demanded to process and scan medium format film became impractical. Having a full-time job outside of photography, it always seemed that so much of my time was consumed simply getting a digital image, never mind the time to edit to a desirable result.

In hopes of staying as close to full frame (645) as possible, I was close a couple years ago to purchasing refurbished IQ260 and Phase body...I am thankful I didn't take that plunge.

The GFX was the first digital MF that seemed like a worthwhile compromise to medium format film...more approachable price point, somewhat light (compared to P1, at least) amazing glass, and generally a product line that (for now) appears to have a bright future and adequate support. I have little to complain about, it is a great rig.

Having said that, I'm at a bit of a crossroads in terms of investing in this system: I'm considering investing in several thousand dollars in G glass over the next 6-months, though I'm struggling to make the jump wondering if a full-frame 645 sensor will make it's way into a Pentax/Fuji body for a reasonable price in 2018. I'm aware of Sony's sensor roadmap, and I'm somewhat hopeful that their larger sensors will be within grasp (financially) in the not-so-distant future.

Any thoughts and opinions on holding out vs going all-in on the GFX would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

David

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