Architectural Photography: Merits of Medium Format vs. DSLR

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ajendus Regular Member • Posts: 160
Architectural Photography: Merits of Medium Format vs. DSLR

Hi all... I'm curious to hear people's thought about what system would be ideal for professional architectural photography. I'm in charge of a team who will be documenting the construction of building  over the next few years. We'll be filming mostly but also will need to do some high quality photography.

Budget isn't an issue per se; we are looking for the right tools for the job. But I don't want to spend money for the sake of spending it. It has been discussed that we use medium format for the photos but we've also considered high resolution DSLRs like the Nikon D810. Given its 36mp, it is giving us just about as much resolution was we need but a little more portability and flexibility than medium format.

On the other hand, it has been suggested that the 16-bit color that we get some medium format is crucial to our endeavor as well as the sheer quality of medium format.

I have limited experience with medium format so any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Any thoughts?

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