Medium Format.

Started Jun 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
JNR Veteran Member • Posts: 3,068
Re: Medium Format.

Donald B wrote:

Tough call. a good friend of mine that shot for Vogue for 30 years sold all his 50meg mf cameras and picked up the d800 and said even for printing bill boards and trains you couldnt tell the difference. he also mentioned that when you get paid 35,000 a shoot the clients like to think they are getting their moneys worth and using MF gear fits the bill. ? must admit only 4 years ago everyone was using 16meg ff 1DS canons for the same work, just up sample your k5 images ?

cheers don

I'm hoping the good friend is pretty much explaining that "trains and billboards" are generally 200 dpi printing, so it wouldn't much matter what camera you used - all the way down to 4/3rds if you had decent optics.

If he's saying he can't see the difference in critical situations that count, then he's admitting to pretty severe vision loss...

Screen capture from DPreview comparisons - admittedly not critical viewing, but you don't need that to see the significant differences.

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