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I'm also following the medium format backs (with sensors that really aren't that much larger than the better "35mm" chips - unless you're talking 22-30mpx). If you get into the chat rooms and blogs of the medium format shooters you'll find that all of these deep sensors have quirky stuff to consider; including the DMR, which I'm using. Yet, when they're working right the files are incomparable. Just this morning I photographed an interior with the 15mm Super-Elmar-R on the 5D and also on the DMR, both at ASA 100. This is the first comparison I've done (same lens, same subject, same lighting) The 5D shadow noise is horrible compared to the creamy depth of the DMR file. Absolutely No Contest. YMMV. It's quite interesting to me that the 20D and 5D do work remarkably well at high ISO's - much better than the M8 and DMR. Yet at speeds below 400. The 20D and 5D files can't come close the the M8 and DMR in terms of dynamic range, fine detail in highlights and shadows; as especially in recovery of true, noise free shadow detail in post processing. Regards, George Lottermoser email@example.com On Jun 15, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Leonard Taupier wrote: > I have also been keeping track of the Hassy back for my 501CM. For > the last couple of years they have really been out of my price > range. I see there now is a $1000 rebate on the 16MP CFV version. > How does that compare to the DMR? Anybody?