In my ramblings as a photographer over the last decade and a half, I've shot with almost every brand of commercial digital camera out there. However, most of my experience has been in the realm of common crop-sensor and full-frame cameras. I've always seen the more exotic offerings in medium format digital as beyond my reach and therefore, not worth thinking about.
Still, I've always been curious about what it would be like to shoot with a camera well beyond my means. Thanks to Dan at Hasselblad, I was given the opportunity to finally test out one of these behemoths: an H6D-100C full-frame medium format camera with an HC 100mm f/2.2 lens.
In the accompanying video, I go over my experience with the camera. What is it like to shoot? How is the autofocus? Color? Is it worth the cost? And most importantly, who is this kind of camera for?
To be clear, this is in no way a review of the camera. There are many more qualified people out there to do technical reviews than myself. However, I thought it would be fun to give you my thoughts on the handling and experience of shooting something that the vast majority of photographers will never touch (myself included). Spoiler alert: It's a fantastic camera, but with some major caveats.
I even had the opportunity to put the camera up against a Sony a7R IV for a few shots. Let's just say the results surprised me. Now, to get my hands on a Fuji GFX 100! Christopher Malcolm, are you renting yours out? Let's put it up against an 8x10 camera!