Things to Think About Before Buying a Camera With a Large Sensor

It used to be that full frame was the largest sensor size most photographers could reasonably afford, with medium format reserved for rental houses and a few rare creatives. However, in recent years, we have seen an explosion of relatively affordable medium format options that open an entirely new system to many photographers. Before you take the plunge, check out this great video that answers some common questions about medium format and illustrates some problems you might encounter.

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this excellent video discusses some of the issues and points of information regarding modern medium format cameras. No doubt, cameras like the Fujifilm GFX 100S are incredible, as they have brought top-shelf image quality from medium format sensors into the same price range as the upper echelon of full frame cameras, something that would be unheard of a decade ago. And for a certain kind of photographer and work, they are absolutely a fantastic option. That being said, as impressive as they are, full frame and APS-C are remarkably advanced nowadays, and they offer capabilities that might outweigh the gains you would get from a medium format sensor. Check out the video above for Denney's full thoughts. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Like always know your gear!! Thank You so much for another geek look at a camera that only using can there be more learning, in this case only a photographers sharp eye reviewing images on site to then switch to focus stacking. I can only imagine getting to the computer and seeing all unsharp after a long day or long trip, UGH!!! Thanks for showing the A7rm2 images it is something I never thought about, focus stacking!