Medium & Large Format Systems

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 12, 2014 0 comments

In case you’ve seen some of the afternoon hubbub about how vaunted medium format manufacturer Phase One has gotten into mirrorless camera game with something called the A-Series, take a deep breath.

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 16, 2014 0 comments

Leica introduced an upgraded S-Series medium format camera at photokina this morning: the new Leica S (Type 007) model, which features a Leica CMOS sensor and the Leica Maestro II image processor.

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 09, 2014 0 comments

Hasselblad has just announced a brand new medium format camera body: the Hasselblad H5X. The new H5X has been introduced, primarily, as an upgrade for photographers who use the older H1, H2, H2F and H4X but may now want the H5’s upgraded capability, Hasselblad said in making the announcement. The company also forsees the H5X being used as a backup body for photographers who already own the H5D.

Dan Havlik Posted: 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.

Dan Havlik Posted: 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.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 21, 2014 0 comments

Hasselblad's gone "back to the future" with a new digital back designed to bring its V System analog cameras into the 21st Century. Called the CFV-50c, the CMOS sensor-based back will sell for 11,000 Euros (approximately $14,900) and is designed to work with "almost every V camera made by the company since 1957," Hasselblad said

Fritz Takeda Posted: Nov 13, 2012 Published: Oct 01, 2012 5 comments
Once upon a time a camera wasn’t just a consumer electronic mediocrity but a gem in a show window reflecting brilliant illumination from its matte chromium skin. Such were the products on display at the 34th annual Tokyo Used Camera Show, which ran in the exhibition hall of Matsuya department store late this winter. Unlike many department stores in the US, Japanese department stores are premium boutiques of selected goods, usually with a big exhibition space as a traffic generator.
Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 23, 2012 Published: Dec 01, 2011 45 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.
Jason Schneider with Mark Kalan Posted: Apr 01, 2011 5 comments

The Hasselblad H4D-40 is a formidable piece of machinery in every respect.

Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2011 1 comments

Now I know how my erstwhile colleagues at our sister publication Motor Trend feel when they test drive a $1,770,000 Bugatti Veyron.

Jack Neubart Posted: Nov 01, 2009 2 comments

On the surface, the Phase One 645 AF medium format D-SLR is the identical twin to the Mamiya 645AFD III, albeit with the Phase One logo.

Jack Neubart With Linda Bohm Gerald Marrazzo Posted: Sep 01, 2009 1 comments

Technical Specifications: Mamiya 645AFD III
Type: 6x4.5cm format (actual image size 56x41.5mm), electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter, TTL multimode AE, AF single lens reflex
Viewfinder: Fixed prism viewfinder, with built-in diopter adjustment and built-in eyepiece shutter
Focusing Screen:...

Jack Neubart With Linda Bohm & Gerard Marrazzo Posted: Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

If this is your first excursion into Mamiya medium format, you’re in for a treat.

The Editors Posted: Aug 01, 2009 10 comments

The best imaging products of 2009 were voted on at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly held from April 2-4, 2009 in Budapest.

Roger W. Hicks Posted: Jan 01, 2009 1 comments

Let’s start with the cheapest Large Format (LF) camera at the show, and, as far as I am concerned, the one that is likely to be of the most interest to the largest number of our readers: the Bulldog 10x8” camera (also available in 8x10” for the American market—it’s a reversing back and can be used either way). The UK price is £250, which means that although a...

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