What is a medium format camera used for?

3 years 11 months ago #521041 by Ben Mayer
I was reading an ad for a Hasselblad X1D-50c medium format mirrorless camera and the comments.  Someone was talking about sensor size is 50% larger than full frame sensors.  

What are these cameras used for? 


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3 years 11 months ago #521050 by effron
Mostly superior image quality....

Why so serious?
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3 years 11 months ago #521055 by ThatNikonGuy
Print magazine photographers and fashion photographers use these cameras.  


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3 years 11 months ago #521110 by Scott Klubeck
+1


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3 years 11 months ago #521126 by WhiteCranePhoto
One of the more significant benefits of these higher end cameras is their color and detail; the highest end models use 16-bit imagers and have more accurate color rendition than most prosumer cameras.

The dynamic range and color depth have more to do with why they're common in in higher end magazine work than their resolution. Some commercial photographers still shoot with 12 megapixel bodies, and get hired regularly for magazine shoots.

You do see more of the benefits of 16-bit color as compared to 14-bit as you increase the sophistication of your post production.


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3 years 11 months ago #521127 by Screamin Scott
High end commercial work.

Scott Ditzel Photography

www.flickr.com/photos/screaminscott/

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3 years 11 months ago #521149 by Kenta
People that want crazy high resolution ! 


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3 years 11 months ago #521230 by Gene.Culley

effron wrote: Mostly superior image quality....



That's one way of putting it!!


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3 years 11 months ago #521619 by Neillien
Higher resolution, better color quality, artistic preference – people all have their own reasons, but medium format cameras produce beautiful results.


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