Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Do you need a medium-format camera?, part of Advanced Photography: Medium-Format Digital Cameras.
- [Narrator] In the days of film it was pretty easy…to understand if you needed medium format…rather than 35 millimeter film.…Of course, a piece of 35 millimeter film and a piece of…120 film both can use the same emulsions so you're not…actually going to get a difference in tonality,…dynamic range, any of those things if you're using…the same chemicals on each piece.…What the bigger piece of film got you was the ability to…enlarge more, or not have to enlarge as much.…Medium format captured a lot more detail than 35 millimeter…and of course because of the different frame size you had…a different type of dynamic range and so on and so forth.…
With digital it's not so cut and dry because we don't…enlarge, we don't project light through a negative to create…a positive image, we enlarge arithmetically,…we enlarge by rearranging the spacing in the pixels.…Dynamic range much more complicated because it depends…on the value of a bunch of different numbers across a grid.…It's just not as easy to say go to medium format and you'll…
- SLR and mirrorless design
- Focal length and aspect ratio
- Exploring camera options
- Workflow and tethering
- Shooting with small, medium-format cameras
- Dynamic range and medium format
- Medium format and commercial, architectural, and landscape photography
- Determining if you need a medium-format camera
Skill Level Advanced
1. Medium-Format Basics
2. Medium-Format Cameras
3. Medium-Format Shooting and Noise
4. Medium-Format Applied Uses
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