Previously, we compared a 4x5 film camera to the Canon 5DS R, and the film camera was able to produce incredible results. We mostly focused on the differences in depth of field for that comparison. With 4x5, you're able to produce beautiful bokeh and extremely shallow depth of field. In this latest video, we decided to look at the differences in resolution.
In our latest video, Anete and I were testing an 8x10 large format film camera from a company called Intrepid Camera. We decided the best way to properly test it was to put it up against some of the best digital cameras currently on the market. The digital cameras we settled on were the Canon 5DS R, the Hasselblad X1D II and the Fujifilm GFX 100, which we received from Hire a Camera.
Personally, I was really interested to see how the GFX 100 compared against large format. This is because in my view, the GFX 100 is one of the best medium format cameras currently on the market. The GF lenses also produce really sharp results, and I thought this would be the perfect system to compare.
When it comes to the large format side of things, 8x10 is huge. The film size is so large that the crop factors are somewhat ridiculous. For example, when you're shooting at f/22 on large format, the depth of field equivalent on full-frame (if you're trying to match the frame) would be somewhere around f/2.8. This is great when you need a super shallow depth of field; however, it can be a huge pain when you need more depth of field. Exposure times can run away with you, and this is one of the major issues that can make shooting with large format inconvenient.
Nonetheless, the results you can produce with large format really are in a different league. Check out the full video to see how all four systems compare to one another.