Originally Posted by FStop7
I was also looking at the "cheap" blad, the 31 megapixel model that sells for around $15k. I would like to demo one of those just for a day or two to see what shooting MF is like.
You can rent a MF camera, such as the 'blad, a Mamiya, a Pentax or one of the several other 645 format cameras that are readily available. Many have several digital backs to chose from with up to 50MP resolution. Unfortunately, the cost goes up geometrically as you add mega-pixels.
Anyone seriously considering buying one of these would surely want to rent or borrow one before plunking down at least 10-large with only one lens. If you're going to be hired to shoot billboards, then these are the cameras to use.