Upload & Sell: On
I was just reading Philip Bloom's glowing review on the Z this morning. Here are a couple of reasons that it isn't a consideration for me personally. Another 15 grand (granted that's a drop in the bucket compare to the Phase One system I have considered), an additional system to haul around, no real architectural application due to lensing options. And, the real big clincher for me, even though Philip loved it, all the images he posted were very nice, the Phase One images, those posted and those I have taken myself, are virtually three dimensional, a quality I just don't see in the Pentax Z images. I even downloaded two of Philip's RAW files at 5 this morning and processed them, but they didn't have that intangible something that makes me want to go insane and invest in P1.
I haven't ever held the Z system in my hands, but it appears a bit clunky, and reviewers hint at that, but keep going back to the amazing value as compared to Blad and P1. Glad dropped out of the running for me some time ago, but every time I get an email from P1 it tempts me to make time for a week or two with as demo system. If I ever do actually do that demo, I'm all but certain that would clinch it and I couldn't live without it. Maybe, subconsciously, that is why I have put it off. That , and the fact that a free demo would cost me a grand for it all to be added to my insurance schedule.
So there you have my perspective on the Z as far as it being an option for my work flow.