There is no doubt that digital has surpassed the quality of 35mm film, but medium format film still offers tremendous quality and is significantly cheaper than digital medium format. How does it compare to a modern medium format camera? This great video takes a look at the two and the results you can expect from them.
Coming to you from Negative Feedback, this great video compares the results between a Mamiya RZ67 and Fujifilm 50R. Modern digital medium format produces incredibly detailed images with huge amounts of tonal range, but it is also some of the most expensive camera gear you can buy, and as such, it might not be a practical purchase for most photographers. On the other hand, a good medium format film camera and lens can be obtained for under $1,000. Furthermore, a 6x4.5 negative has about 86% more area than the 44x33mm sensor size found in all but the most expensive digital medium format cameras. And compared to a 35mm sensor, a 6x4.5 negative has over triple the area. It can be a really fun way to experiment with something outside your normal realm (just take it easy on the shutter; medium format film is expensive)! Check out the video above for more.