Medium format photography the old way, is it advisable?

Started Feb 24, 2014 | Questions thread
edhannon
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Re: Medium format photography the old way, is it advisable?

I have a Hasselblad 500C. I no longer use it.

However, when I was taking photography courses recently at the loal college, I used it in my film classes.

Some of the dissadvantages that I found were:

  • Getting hard to find places to develop medium format film. In the St. Petersburg/Clearwater there is only one place - a custom lab. Not sure how long they will be there.
  • If you plan on scanning you find that dust will drive you nuts. Scanning a negative becomes a losing battle to get all of the dust off the negative and scanner.
  • Turn around time is in days or a week compared to minutes with digital - no one hours developing with medium format.
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