Medium Format vs DSLR: Ask David Bergman

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Today’s Question: Why would you use a medium format camera over a normal DSLR?

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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Zoom Lens

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Hops chang says:

Want to know best focal length lens for portraits in particular 80mm,120mm,150mm and 35mm for medium format hasselblad

Jordan Laine says:

3:06 that dude in the bkg is definitely taking a piss.

Patrick Nehls says:

I have been shooting medium format for 50 years. I have a Mamiya RB67 and Mamiya M645 1000s plus all the necessary lenses. But I only shoot film (black and white plus color). There is just something about slowing down, and the subtle differences from 35mm film or digital.
Great video David, thanks.

Scrap Maker9090 says:

Why medium format: it is fun. It forces you to truly learn the camera and hone the basics elements of : ISO, shutter speed and aperture. The gear is out there. It lasts multiple lifetimes. Affordable high quality gear. Film camera gear is getting up in price with the resurgence of interested in film, but it is still relatively affordable. A Hasselblad 500 with a rocking Zeiss Plannar glass can be found, between $800.00 and $1,900 hundreds dollars. Expensive, somewhat, but the Canon 5 DS body costs around $3,400 dollars! If you are paying that kind of dough, you better be making some money with that camera. A roll of 120 film is cheaper than the 35mm stock. Less frames, but again the beauty of the whole concept, is you really have to think about what you are going to shoot. Developing film is magic and today is easier than ever with companies like Cine Still producing affordable developing chemicals and gear. I can’t recommend medium format enough, just don’t forget the tripod.

ganzonomy says:

I shoot a kodak medalist II. 8 shots per roll of 120 re-rolled to 620. each negative is 56mm x 84mm. With the Ektar lens on it (5 element Heliar), the mass of it, the lack of anything electronic… it truly forces you to slow down in composition. I don't care that it's almost 75 years old, it is enjoyable more than almost anything I could think of in photography short of MAYBE a full-on large format camera.

onepoorguy says:

In the film days you had better resolution. You would get the same image on bigger film. I suspect that advantage is gone in digital, and I was unaware that you could have a digital back at all (the few folks I know what Hasselblad are doing film).

Rons Lens says:

Welcome back, Dave!

DonFisenkos says:

Erica is simple gorgeous !

I B says:

So we should shoot MF because ‘it’s a whole lotta fun’? There’s slightly more to it that that, isn’t there?

Kenneth Rosenstroem says:

@1:21 60 x 60 centimeters…….that's a hell of a huge medium format David 🙂 Pretty sure You meant 60 x 60 millimeters…

R0dan says:

Nice👍 I still have my Mamiya 6×7❤️

William says:

All that for one photo.

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