Sensor Size & Versatility

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sensor Size & Versatility
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Biggs23 wrote:

Portrait photography? You're arguing that the majority of today's portrait photography would be improved had they been taken with a medium format camera? Living in the world of portrait photography I have to strongly disagree. Sure, some studio portraiture would but outside of that context, no way.

Resolution would be improved, at least. It's a one trick pony.

The big problem here is that most of today's "medium format" cameras really aren't good old medium format that we knew from film era, they have small sensors. Add the lens lineup issue - EF-mount and F-mount systems crush all medium format systems when it comes to lenses. There are some mighty sweet lenses for FF, favorite among portrait shooters (among others), that have no medium format equivalents..

And we haven't even scratched the surface of the areas where FF DSLR are the default choice, where they are used daily in both professional and amateur capacity, the areas where medium format (or the smaller-sensor cameras) can't compete.

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