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While much of what you present below has elements of practical truth - I don't find it useful. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that the full frame Canons and Nikons use CMOS. DMR, M8 and Medium format backs use CCD. I do have choices of sensor technology to the same extent I have choices of systems. It would seem that a discussion of technical comparisons of the two technologies would have value and effect on which system one may plan to 'buy into' for various types of work. Can't help but wonder: with the relative cost savings of the CMOS why we don't see it being used in the medium format world - it would seem that those folks could have a true 6x6 CMOS back for the cost of some of the non-FF backs???? Fond regards, George email@example.com www.imagist.com http://www.imagist.com/blog Picture A Week - www.imagist.com/paw_07 On Mar 10, 2008, at 2:52 PM, Frank Filippone wrote: > CCD or CMOS is NOT your choice. Maker A offers sensor A in > technology A. > Maker offers sensor B in technology B. > > This is NOT mix and match. You do not know the tradeoffs, can not > use the > tradeoffs even if you did know them, and otherwise are wasting your > time in > analyzing what those tradeoffs of sensor technology are. You can only > evaluate completed cameras. > > And you have NO SAY in the decision, other than your pocketbook.