Is there still a need for Medium Format cameras?

3 years 3 months ago #552701 by Roman Omell
First let me say that I understand there is a big difference with noise and dynamic range, however its only a matter of time before Full Frame camera sensors will match the performance of Medium Format cameras.  

What do you think?  

I think I'm onto something.  :evil:


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3 years 3 months ago #552735 by effron
Want usually trumps need....The buyers will decide.

Why so serious?
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3 years 3 months ago #552828 by EOS Man
IMO not much at all.  I've some some comparisons and honestly I'd save the bucks and go with the FF. 

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3 years 3 months ago #553205 by MYoung
Honestly I can't justify the cost of a medium format camera.  Seriously, 40 grand?  60?  No thank you.


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3 years 3 months ago #553307 by Randy Shaw
Personally I would stick with the Nikon D850 or similar, take the savings and buy a new Mustang cash. 


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3 years 2 months ago #553634 by Joves

Roman Omell wrote: First let me say that I understand there is a big difference with noise and dynamic range, however its only a matter of time before Full Frame camera sensors will match the performance of Medium Format cameras.  

What do you think?  

I think I'm onto something.  :evil:

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Uhuh this is much like the phone will be as good as a Dslr, or is as good as a Dslr. So no as the FF evolves so will the MF cameras as well. Also it is a matter of what the images will be used for, and whether they are to be printed. Granted many industry pros are using the FF cameras, and even crops for magazine, and small print formats, but for the jumbo images it is MF all the way.
If I could spend pocket change on one, and all of the glass for it, I would so have a MF with a couple of different backs. Then of course I would need a new computer with massive drives for the file, and a Tb of memory.


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3 years 2 months ago #555656 by Chris Yates
I think that as long as there are photographers, there will be some market for film – though it's likely going to continue to shrink with time. If you can order chemicals for photographic processes that were antiquated 100 years ago, I'm sure that medium format cameras will stick around for a little while longer.


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