Just added to DAP: my review of the 28 megapixel Mamiya DL28. Medium format is assuredly higher quality than today’s DSLRs, a premium some will find worth paying. I’ve included two RAW (mos) files for readers to play with on their own.
The Mamiya DL28 with its Leaf Aptus II-6 digital back offers outstanding image quality at a very reasonable retail price of US$14999 (for medium format standards). Anyone looking for the image quality of medium format should be looking hard at this camera. Unlike the proprietary Hasselblad offerings, the lens and camera body can also accept other medium format backs, so there is a clear and flexible upgrade path.
I liked the DL28 quite a bit for its image quality. Considering that a Nikon D3x is pruning US$8000, the DL28 at $14999 (retail) with the Mamiya 645 AF-D III and Sekor 80mm f/2.8D lens is not so much of a stretch for anyone looking for top image quality—and I’m certain the D3x won’t deliver what the DL28 can, at least at ISO 50/100.
Ghost of the past
Mamiya DL28 + Sekor 80mm f/2.8D AF