Trade my Mamiya 7II for a Second M9
I'm at a crossroads here and could use some feedback. We are all aware of the stellar performance of the Mamiya 7 system. I've had the 7II with 43/65 lens combination for several years now and use it on and off again for local projects. However, when I'm travelling, the Mamiya stays home and I take an M9 and M7 (although the last trip to Louisianna was with just a pair of M7s). I like using a pair of Ms for street work for the versatility and speed. When I work with the M7's, I have a 28 Cron Asph on one body and a 50 Cron on the other. With the M9 I use the 35 Cron Asph. I could use a second M9 to cement my 75 Cron Asph to because it is a real nuisance switching lenses, especially on a sensor that has no self-cleaning mechanism. Not to mention the reliability issue of any digital M (please, no kick-back on this statement having owned three digi Ms now I've had my fair share of QC issues). But to fund a second M9 I would need to sell the Mamiya. I did this once before to fund a pair of M8s, and then a year later repurchased the Mamiya. But the M9 is a much better beast for large prints, making it a much better competitor against the Mamiya in this regard. However, the thought of sinking yet more $$ into a digital body makes me cringe....