Medium Digital Format

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  • retreadretread Posts: 484Member
    I like my D500 for things that move fast and the D7200 for those that don't. I am no expert but feel there is a difference.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 5,947Moderator
    I can actually see a difference in detail on the wings of my butterfly shots so that means I will not go backwards. The results I get with a 24mp DX are good enough so I am not holding out for a 30 mp DX, I do think 24 is just enough.
    Always learning.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 1,984Member
    While I understand medium format has a certain look to it, I don't understand why people would still go for it in this day and age. Full frame DSLRs and mirrorless are so much more flexible with much more lens choices that for the price of even a medium format digital body you could buy a D850 with a few lenses and get started right away with what you wanted to shoot.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,814Member
    You can achieve medium format IQ with FX, especially if the medium format is full frame like Phase One, not cropped like Pentax, Hasselblad or Fuji.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 1,984Member

    You can achieve medium format IQ with FX, especially if the medium format is full frame like Phase One, not cropped like Pentax, Hasselblad or Fuji.

    That's what I'm trying to say, I think you can do more with FX DSLRs rather than medium format digital.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,814Member
    Actually, that was a typo. My mistake, sorry. What I meant to say is that FX cannot achieve the quality of medium format. Note that I am talking pure IQ, not ergonomics, where Nikon and Canon reign supreme.

    The cropped MF sensors are clearly superior to full frame 35mm, though perhaps not worth the price premium. But MF cameras are certainly not action cameras. And remember that this is achieved by small producers with small R&D budgets compared to Canikon.

    Now full frame MF (Phase One) leaves FX in the dust.

    If Nikon or Canon came out with full frame MF with the ergonomics of their full frame 35mm, I would be very interested. If they could do it for half the price of Phase One, I would be all over it.
  • Capt_SpauldingCapt_Spaulding Posts: 416Member
    I'm holding out for a 6x6. I have a Rollie that's a few years old (oops, older than me). The square format offers a lot of flexibility.

    I love looking at transparencies under a loupe.

    Now, how much would it cost? LOL
  • DenverShooterDenverShooter Posts: 337Member

    I'm holding out for a 6x6. I have a Rollie that's a few years old (oops, older than me). The square format offers a lot of flexibility.



    I love looking at transparencies under a loupe.



    Now, how much would it cost? LOL

    Square formats hurt my brain. Which is why I never owned a Hasselblad.

    Denver Shooter
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,814Member
    I like square formats, 4:5 even more. And it would eliminate the need for a vertical grip. All you would want would be a battery pack.
  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,138Member
    Phaseone make a angle plate which allows you to use the camera in Portrait or landscape position. They also can supply a Phaseone Grip for Portrait use, but at £1500 00 and very heavy, its not on my shopping list.
    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
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