Medium format photography the old way, is it advisable?

Started Feb 24, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: It depends on size, imo
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Dave Luttmann wrote:

tex wrote:

Basalite wrote:

tex wrote:

FF is catching up with 645 film, if it hasn't already.

It passed it a long time ago. The better ones have matched and surpassed 6x9.

Citations/links please.

That said, you could get(as I have) a nice 645 outfit plus good scanner (Epson V700, for instance) for less money than a 36mp FF camera body.

Sure, but then you have the cost of film and processing.

Over 645---6x6, 6x7, and especially 6x9---you will still exceed what FF digital can do, at less cost, and obviously a fraction of MF digital.

No, you will not "exceed what FF digital can do." There are plenty of comparison reviews online that go back quite a few years.

Links, please. I'd truly like to see these comparisons.

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I use a lot of b&w....and even my d800 couldnt match MF fine grain b&w. By the way...many of us have pointed this out to him many times. Don't waste your breath.

You are not "us;” you are simply you.

He also doesnt seem to grasp that 35mm FF systems render different than MF lenses.....and film looks different as well.

I shot medium format for years and printed it in my own darkroom. I know exactly what medium format is all about. There are many online resources showing very clearly that MF quality was passed over by digital long ago. Here is just one.

http://kbesios.com/blog/2012/07/nikon-d800e-vs-6x9-medium-format-film/

http://kbesios.com/blog/2012/07/nikon-d800e-vs-6x9-medium-format-film-part-ii/

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