Digital Medium Format Thread

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Digital medium format is not a new thing, it's just that recently it has become relatively more affordable and portable.

Since it is a niche with cross-brand interest, perhaps like Sony, Leica, Fuji, Canon and Nikon it deserves it's own communal thread.

Lastest bodies include

Fujifilm GFX 100
https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/products/digital-cameras/model/gfx100

Fujifilm GFX 50S
https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/products/digital-cameras/model/gfx-50s

Fujifilm GFX 50R
https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/products/digital-cameras/model/gfx-50r

Hasselblad X1D being superceded by the Hasselblad X1D II (September 2019)
https://www.hasselblad.com/x1d/

Hasselblad CFV II 50C with 907X (expected early 2020)
https://www.hasselblad.com/cfv-ii-50c-907x/

But we should not forget ..

Leica S
https://uk.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-S/Leica-S-Typ-007

Pentax 645Z
https://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/medium-format-digital/PENTAX-645-Z.html

Hasslelblad H Series
https://www.hasselblad.com/h6d/

Phase One
https://www.phaseone.com/en/Photography/IQ-Digital-Backs
 
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Here's hoping @newbie1 decides on the GFX 100 so we can hear how he gets on :)

I had the Hasselblad X1D with 90mm f3.2, sold them before the X1D II announcment and have now pre-ordered the X1D II and XCD 80mm f1.9 - a month wait!

There actually was a short time I had the XCD 30mm, but I think I'll eventually aim to get the XCD 21mm this time as a second lens to the XCD 80mm

The X1D II has the same sensor as the X1D, but has many usability/quality of life improvements
- Bigger rear screen
- Bigger and faster refreshing EVF
- Faster boot up time
- More responsive controls

It also came out cheaper than the X1D launch price by a good margin!

I'll post a few shots from the X1D, but I did keep a gallery blog with samples.
https://hasselbladx1d.wordpress.com/
 
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Thanks for setting this up Dan. I’m sorry to see my Hasselblad go too, however Fuji GFX has been even better for me. Picked up the 100 this morning. I’ll post some examples within a week or so.
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Thanks for setting this up Dan. I’m sorry to see my Hasselblad go too, however Fuji GFX has been even better for me. Picked up the 100 this morning. I’ll post some examples within a week or so.
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Hey Tim,

I know I'm sacrificing functionality opting for the Hasselblad, particularly with AF features. If I needed a medium format for my professional work, I'd consider thinking more with my head and not with my heart.

What is it that made you choose the Fuji? what are you intended applications for the camera?
 
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Hey Tim,

I know I'm sacrificing functionality opting for the Hasselblad, particularly with AF features. If I needed a medium format for my professional work, I'd consider thinking more with my head and not with my heart.

What is it that made you choose the Fuji? what are you intended applications for the camera?
Starting with intended application - purpose is for large prints, e.g. next assignments are i) art installation in a landscape setting and ii) marketing for a gym.

Choice is head over heart - the Fuji has more capabilities, total cost including lenses is lower, and can adapt canon lenses where there is no Fuji option, e.g. long focal length, ultra wide or wide open apertures.
 
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My MF setup is the Pentax 645Z with a bunch of lenses. It's not ideal for most of what I do normally and I'm more comfortable with the Canon gear but the newer 645 lenses and the Z's sensor render superbly.
Hi Bob, similar for me - use is limited and won't replace the canon gear.
 
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Looking through some of my Hasselblad images, I actual feel a bit sad that I ever sold it..

All these photos probably have had a little processing - but I really do love the way the colours come out of the camera

All taken with X1D + XCD 90mm

X1D - Samples
by Daniel Cook, on Flickr

X1D - Samples
by Daniel Cook, on Flickr

X1D - Samples
by Daniel Cook, on Flickr

X1D - Samples
by Daniel Cook, on Flickr

X1D - Sample
by Daniel Cook, on Flickr

X1D - Samples
by Daniel Cook, on Flickr
Absolutely stunning captures and talent Daniel -- Sublime photography.

Regards;
Peter
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I had a 39Mpixel Hasselblad H3D for a while and upgraded to my current Pentax 645Z. Even though the Pentax is way ahead of the H3D in functionality and use, I preferred the look produced by the Hasselblad, and the difference between 39Mp and 50Mp was clearly made up for by the superior glass on the 'blad. Would love to swap for an X1D but the value of used 645Zs leaves me too much to make up the difference at the moment.
 
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I’m not 100% but is that rear screen only 920k resolution ? It’s what put me off that and the desire to do non square format portraiture.

https://ppl.de/p/hasselblad-907x-sp...QUZWSzVhz-8sinPOhrR_x7rvRcmMCvuHeFoRWHErtTAoI
Yeah I’m going to have to do a hands on with it, depends on the price of the regular version too, the X1D II might be a better choice overall. There’s even the option of just getting the back alone and picking up a 501CM so I could still shoot 6x6 if I wanted.
 
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