Regarding older Medium Format bodies

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
GodSpeaks Forum Pro • Posts: 12,572
Re: And is it equivalent?

Leonard Migliore wrote:

GodSpeaks wrote:

Now consider that for $3000, you could get a 36MP D800. That's a saving of $1500 over that 22MP back, and you still have to buy the camera AND lenses.

Just be aware that medium format digital is EXPENSIVE. I have shot with Hasselblad, Fuji, Mamiya and Bronica medium format cameras back in the film days.

I even had a Mamiya 645 AFD with digital back. I recently sold off all my MFD equipment and bought a D800E to replace it.

Just saying, give it plenty of thought before you leap.

I've heard comments that the D800 is as good as MF. What's your opinion on that (your actions strongly imply that you agree with that assessment)?

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Leonard Migliore

It is certainly as good as the entry level medium format digital (ie: 40MP or less).

Yes, there are some differences, but considering the cost difference (~$3000 vs ~$10000), I think the D800E wins by a landslide, especially in the areas of speed and handling.

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