Like many others who love photography, when something new, different, but not that different comes along the excitement level elevates and the must have buttons get pushed and only intense self control saves your relationships. In the case of medium format that I shot years ago when film was everywhere, the larger size negatives were pretty desirable.
But with Medium format digital, a photographer really has to think a lot more than just twice about the many thousands of dollars that a system would cost. I mean some folks could by a nice Harley, or small car for the same amount of money.
This opinion article from a pretty respected author really breaks down the why and why not of making a medium format decision. As much as I love my Fuji X system gear, and as much as all my buttons got pushed heavily with the introduction of the Fuji GFX medium format gear, common sense prevailed as well my budget and now I am even happier about that after reading this article.
But it is not just about Fuji medium format. It is also about all the others that are out there as well.
I hope you find the author’s article as enlightening as I did.
Recent medium format digital announcement has turned a lot of heads, and for good reason. However, some of us are less excited than others. Technical Editor Rishi Sanyal explains why he’s not quite convinced. Read more