Medium Format digital cameras have sensors that are significantly larger than full frame DSLR's. That also means the lenses are larger and the price tag is usually much larger, as well. Hasselblad has long been one of the top manufacturers of medium format cameras, and this series of videos compares medium format with full frame. The videos are produced by Hasselblad, so I'm sure you can guess which one ends up being better, but they give a fair insight into some of the advantages of medium format. Hasselblad, Fuji, PhaseOne and Pentax … [Read more...] about Medium format vs. full frame
If you're just getting into photography, there are several things to consider when buying a camera. Why do you want a camera in the first place, and what's drawing you toward photography? While the question of "which camera should I buy?" may be a simple one, the answer is anything but. What to Ask Yourself Once you've decided you want to get into photography, it's good to know what you like to photograph, and how you like to do so. For instance, do you enjoy capturing scenes on the street? Are you the person at the restaurant table that … [Read more...] about Answering the Question, Which Camera Should I Buy?
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Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com talk with commercial photographer Joel Grimes about using the Pentax 645z medium format camera. https://youtu.be/UhxkuahHZjo Gear Discussed Pentax 645z - http://bit.ly/1um4yO2 Brought to you by LensRentals - http://bit.ly/pflensrentals SongFreedom - http://bit.ly/songfreedom Photofocus - https://photofocus.com About Joel Grimes Joel is a commercial advertising photographer with a distinct style. His unique approach has earned him work from top advertising agencies … [Read more...] about Pentax 645z Medium Format | Joel Grimes – What’s in Your Bag
Recently, I was cleaning out the dreaded "room of stuff" in my house when I came across piles and piles of old portfolio pieces from school. It was a fascinating trip down memory lane. There were things I'd forgotten about; paintings, etchings, prints, and yes, even photographs. As I sifted through all of it I started getting sentimental and then, between two binders of old negatives, was an 11x14 print I had completely forgotten but instantly remembered. It was (now looking back) my very first wedding image! I remembered the day well. I was … [Read more...] about My First Wedding (And I Didn’t Even Know It!)
Canon just made headlines again this week with the release of the worlds highest resolution 35mm DSLR, the Canon EOS 5DS and the 5DS R. Designed for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape, and architectural photography, this camera is also being positioned as an alternative to medium-format. At roughly $20,000 less than traditional medium-format cameras like PhaseOne and Hasselblad, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allows for larger printing and extensive cropping capability, while maintaining fantastic image quality. 5DS … [Read more...] about More Megapixels? Introducting the Canon 5DS and 5DS R
Pentax 645D, 55mm f/2.8 lens, f/2.8, five frame HDR, ISO 200. I recently bought a Pentax 67, which is a medium format camera that shoots film. This was my first real taste of shooting this way. Why's it called medium format? Let's explore the origins of the formats. Large Format. Well, large format refers to film that is at least four inches by five inchesthese cameras are the big ones with bellows on the front, a hood over the shooter's head, and the film is on a plate that mounts in the back of the camera. Medium Format. Medium … [Read more...] about Shooting Landscape Photography with the Pentax 645D
Pentax 645D, 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW Lens, f/11, five frame HDR, ISO 200. Lately, I've been exploring medium format photography. I recently rented a Pentax 645D digital medium format kit from LensRentals.com. This let me really test out the format and the camera. What I Got The kit I tried included the camera body and three lenses. I also found that the battery was really good. It lasted all day without dropping below half. It's a wonderful setup, and LensRentals' service was superb with phone calls to help me with a question, and clear … [Read more...] about Is Bigger Better? Exploring Medium Format Photography