After more than two years of waiting, I have a feeling we’re at a tipping point with medium format. The Fuji GFX 50R is a new medium format digital camera with a 51.4MP CMOS sensor in a rangefinder-style form factor. Most noteworthy is its price of $4499.95. [Read more…]
B&H has the Hasselblad X1D-50c medium format mirrorless camera for $6495 (reg. $8995). The X1D sports a 50MP CMOS sensor for capturing 16-bit color and 14-stops of dynamic range. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
According to Lomography anyway, today April 12, 2017 is the fifth annual film photography day in Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores around the world. If you’re in NYC, there’s a Sacred NYC Tattoo Party Pop-up happening at the Lomography Gallery Store on 8th Street.
If you’re not near a Lomography Gallery or Embassy Store, it’s still a good excuse to dust off your film camera and shoot a couple rolls or sheets. [Read more…]
Fuji previously showed off the new GFX 50S medium format camera and new lenses back at Photokina 2016. Pricing was the big question on everyone’s mind and Fuji is hitting a pretty good price point at $6500, which comes in below the relatively affordable Pentax 645Z (now at $7000) and well below the new Hasselblad X1D-50c (at $9k).
Last summer, I speculated about the coming medium format revolution and what role Fuji would play in it. I think the $6500 price tag for a 51MP medium format camera signals that Fuji means business and wants a big piece of the medium format market share. [Read more…]
Fujifilm has been killing it over the past few years in both film and digital formats. Even though the company killed off the last type of peel-apart film when it discontinued its FP-100c film earlier this year, Fujifilm Instax is the hottest photography product on the market. The Fuji X-Series lures DSLR users over to the mirrorless side in droves. And now, we’re talking about a medium format digital camera from Fuji. [Read more…]
Hasselblad has downsized medium format cameras with the introduction of the new Hasselblad X1D. With the same 50MP 43.8mm x 32.9mm CMOS sensor we see in the much more expensive Hasselblad H5D, the X1D shaves size, weight and price for a formiddable medium format package that could be a sign of the future for photography pros and enthusiasts. [Read more…]