Quote Originally Posted by snaggs
I've got a bit tired of the "stress" associated with digital. Recently my large format friend gave me his complete large format darkroom, 2 enlargers, film washer, chemicals and a 2 foot high stack of Oriental Seagull papers (which I've been told are great).
How come I don't have friends like these?

I've never had medium format, but I can trade in my D70+3 lenses and exchange it for a
Absolutely, trade it in! Do it now before next year when your d70 is worth about as much as a floating point error Pentium PC.

2. Will I be disappointed with the quality of MF? Ive seen reviews about how the Canon 1ds is better than any MF camera (they showed some RB67 pix vs it on Luminous Landscapes)... Am I just being sentimental about film? Should I
just be buying into the Canon system?
I think I saw this and unless you want to take pictures of bland buildings and cropping a section so you can put it on a web site, then go for it.

3. Should I just skip MF all together a just get a Linhof Technica III for peanuts.
Well, now you are talking!

I'll gladly take a few inches of that Oriental Seagull if 2' stack is too big for you to use

PS. The worst thing about digital is having to have your Body+Lens+imaging device (CCD) all from the same company!
And that company sometimes doesn't even remotely have anything to do with photography!