Medium Format Camera News

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Dan Havlik  |  Aug 12, 2014  |  0 comments

If you've wanted to make the leap from 35mm full-frame digital photography to medium-format, the start-up costs just got a whole lot cheaper.

Jon Canfield  |  Jun 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Anyone who tells you medium format is dead hasn't seen the recent spate of products coming from all of the major players in the medium format market. If PMA is any indication at all, medium format digital is not only alive, it's thriving.

 

Hasselblad had the new H2D-39 on display in a private area. A solid digital update to the H1 system, the new version...

Joe Farace  |  Jun 28, 2016  |  0 comments

When people asked legendary editor Herbert Keppler why he sometimes wrote about cameras costing more than the average photographer could afford, he told me it was because of the Maserati factor. “Most people,” he said, “can’t afford a Maserati but like reading about them.” And I get that. My personal dream car is a 1961 Maserati 3500 GT, which sells for north of $450,000. Fortunately, medium format cameras, while expensive, cost less than that.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Hasselblad has embarked on a new frontier of hi-resolution imaging with the introduction of its H6D-400c MS multi-shot digital camera that captures 100MP images in the single shot or four-shot mode, and gigantic 400MP files when used in the six-shot mode. In addition to the incredible resolution, Hasselblad says the camera also raises the bar for image quality and accurate color rendition.

Jon Canfield  |  Jul 01, 2007  |  0 comments

You'd think that with 12- and 16-megapixel digital SLRs so readily available that demand for digital backs and medium format digital bodies would be languishing. But 2007 looks like another good year for the big guns with both Rollei and Hasselblad showing very impressive new products, Pentax still showing a prototype digital body, and Phase One still doing very well...

Robert E. Mayer  |  Jan 01, 1999  |  0 comments

The recently introduced Pentax 67II medium format SLR camera extensively updates the original model Pentax 67 which was introduced in 1969 by incorporating today's technologies. This resulted in improved performance, excellent maneuverability and...

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 27, 2016  |  1 comments

Phew, what a busy month it’s been for new photo gear! While the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has not, traditionally, been a major event to debut high-end photography equipment, CES 2016 was definitely an exception with dozens of interesting imaging releases. (And hopefully this is a trend that continues at future CES events, which, in recent years have been rather ho-hum for photography gear.)

Jason Schneider  |  Sep 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Combining hypermodern styling with the classic high-performance modular design Hasselblad has pioneered for 75 years, the new Hasselblad X1D is a striking statement that promises to move the company forward and it’s certainly generating lots of excitement at Photokina. And two new H-Series models confirm Hassleblad’s commitment to moving that line forward.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this month DXOMark named Nikon’s D850 as the best camera they’ve ever tested, giving it their first-ever score of 100. It turns out that the D850’s reign was short-lived, as the Hasselblad X1 D medium format mirrorless camera just received a DXOMark score of 102.

Roger W. Hicks  |  Jan 01, 2006  |  2 comments

Do you love black and white photography? If so, does this sound like a dream camera to you: inexpensive, easy to use, forgiving, and capable of the finest results in the world? I thought it might. Welcome to the world of 5x7".

 

Inexpensive? Yes. The last 5x7 I considered, but didn't buy, was a twin-lens (!) on its own studio stand. It...

Edited by George Schaub  |  Mar 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Ricoh Imaging’s Pentax 645Z is a “medium format” digital camera with a 43.8x32.8mm CMOS sensor, 1.66 times the size of a standard full-frame sensor. The sensor features a very high resolution of 51.4MP (8265x6192 pixels) and can record in JPEG and in Pentax’s own Raw (PEF) or Adobe DNG format.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 04, 2014  |  0 comments

Pentax's parent company Ricoh Imaging just announced some product news big and small: a whopping 28-45mm F/4.5 lens for its 645Z medium format camera system; and a tiny, retro-style Q-S1 mirrorless compact system camera.

Jack Neubart  |  Jan 23, 2012  |  First Published: Dec 01, 2011  |  0 comments

It isn’t often that as a camera reviewer you get the chance to test a camera with the technical experts right at hand, but that’s how I got to know the Phase One 645DF and IQ160 back. Actually, I attended one of the company’s Phase One Digital Artists Series workshops in Chicago with other photographers (see PODAS workshops sidebar for further info on this and other workshops the company is offering). Beyond the guided portion of the workshop, we were given time to go off and work with the camera at our own pace. It didn’t take long to find my comfort zone with the new IQ system. By the end of day one, I had a working familiarity with the camera and back and hardly paid attention to the big bundle I was hefting. Although I often felt quite at ease shooting handheld, for night photography and some other occasions I did employ my trusty Benbo tripod, with the camera seated on a Foba Superball M-2 on one day, an Acratech GP-L ball head on another.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Phase One kept pushing the megapixels at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany this morning, announcing the new IQ1 100MP medium format digital back. Phase One also announced two new Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses today: the 150mm f/2.8 IF and 45mm f/3.5.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Phase One today announced the new Phase One XF IQ4 Camera Systems, which are built upon the new and expandable Infinity Platform. These three new full frame medium format camera systems from Phase One include the 150MP IQ4, the 100MP IQ4 100MP, and the 150MP IQ4 Achromatic.

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