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Questions tagged [medium-format]

Cameras that record images on film or a digital senor larger than 24x36mm (the size of 35mm film) but smaller than 4x5" (large format).

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What is this medium format military rangefinder camera?

I came across pictures of an old photography magazine, that features pictures of a camera that seems to be a Medium Format camera with interchangeable lenses. I am curious to try and identify it, as ...
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Focusing techniques with old folding camera (Agfa Isolette/Jsolette V)

I inherited one of these from my grandmother recently. Bought new in Romania in the 1930s or 1940s, can't remember. Anyway, I've been shooting all kinds of films with it, and have gotten ...
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What is the difference between medium format and 35mm amateur photography?

I am looking at getting a film camera to have some fun with (e.g. won't be using it professionally) What is the difference, as an a amateur, between using a medium format and a 35mm camera (and the ...
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Where can I find a manual for a vintage Coronet Captain box camera?

I recently inherited a Coronet Captain box camera. Where could I find a manual or some instructions on its use?
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Film digitizing adapters for medium format [closed]

I know there exists digitizing adapters for 35mm format. However, I have not found any for medium format (6x6). Does anyone know if they exist?
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I dropped my pentax 67 (not 6x7) and the shutter won't fire — how can I determine what's wrong?

I dropped it and now it will not fire. How can I diagnose the problem myself? And, once I have figured that out, how can I learn to fix it?
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Viewfinder and focal length in film medium format

I just got a Hasselblad 500cm. I'm used to the rangefinder system where framelines indicate the frame corresponding to a certain focal length. In my Hasselblad there is no such a thing. So I'm ...
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Long exposure and IR with Hasselblad 500cm

I have two basic questions about the Hasselblad 500cm since I could not find an answer elsewhere. Which remote cable release (possibly brand/model number) can hold the shutter down, for very long ...
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Does the Pentacon Six TL have a built-in light meter?

Does the Pentacon Six TL have a light meter built in? If not, how does one measure light with it?
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Understanding the differences among Rolleiflex TLR cameras

What's the difference among the following Rolleiflex cameras: Rolleiflex 3.5T Rolleiflex 3.5F Rolleiflex 2.8C Rolleiflex Automat What's the right one to choose for beginners of medium format ...
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Workflow for processing medium format film into digital form

I'm considering to try a medium format photography. Coming totally from DSLR background, the workflow step I'm used to is: take digital image save the image (JPG/PNG, whatever) into the disk. I ...
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Are there cons of buying medium-format lens for 35mm film SLR?

Right now I have Pentax ME Super SLR camera and I want to buy some telephoto lens. Additionally, I plan to buy medium-format camera in some (near) future. In consequence I wonder: Is it reasonable to ...
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Can you tell if a photo was shot on Medium Format by looking at the result?

Sometimes I see some photos that look so good! Is it a matter of training the eyes to know if something is shot on Medium Format? For example these: http://monrowemagazine.com/2018/01/15/dream-of-...
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Canon EF to Pentax 645

I'm interested in doing some projects where I'm able to capture the entire image circle. I have at my disposal Canon EF lenses and a Pentax 645N. The EF lenses will have been designed for a shorter ...
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How should I develop old 120 film that has no indication of color, ISO, or process?

My Grandpa found an old 120 film in his Flexaret camera and asked me to develop it. The problem is that on the film is no text and I have no idea about the type (color or b&w?), ISO or what ...
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Can I use my full frame digital camera to set up the exposure for my medium format film camera?

I have a full frame A7R2 digital camera. Can I use it's integrated metering to find the correct settings to use on my medium format film camera? Do I have to convert anything, because of the different ...
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What is this folding camera with pronounced angular or beveled corners?

I would love to know what camera this is: This picture is a detail from a large poster representing a photographer at work on the occasion of an exhibition of his works. I took it 14 years ago and ...
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How do I unjam a Hasselblad 500 C/M body when the lens was removed uncocked?

I've recently been learning how to use a Hasselblad 500 C/M. Foolishly, I removed the lens in an uncocked state, causing the lens and body to become out of sync. Through YouTube videos, I have figured ...
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Does leaf shutter work in HSS with Any strobe?

If we have a leaf shutter lens, will we still need a strobe that Does support High Speed Sync like a Profoto B1 or even with a normal Alien Bee can now shoot at 1/2000 second shutter speed because it ...
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Is there any demand for medium or large format film photography?

Is there any appetite for medium or large format film camera photos? Is there film available for these cameras? I see the occasional camera and lenses available and am intrigued as I have never used ...
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Mamiya 645 metering system

I have recently purchased a new medium format camera - Mamiya 645 1000s. From the results of my very first film I came into the conclusion that the add-on metering system of the camera does not work ...
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Why use larger format cameras for studio photography?

Recently, I did a lot of studio photography (read: improvised hobbyist studio) using an APS-C camera (Pentax K-30). I don't see any major limitations due to the body. However, larger formats like ...
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How do I use new Lomography 120 Film in a vintage Diana F Flash Camera?

I'm relatively new to film photography and have just recently returned to it after a few years of inactivity. I got a vintage point-and-shoot Diana F (the totally plastic one) and it takes 120 film. ...
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What ultrafast 28 mm lens for nikon f mount offers the least compromises?

I've been looking into the wide angle range of lenses to get as close to the medium format look as possible, and the Zeiss Otus 28/1.4 was a reasonable starting point. After a test, however, I think ...
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Camera bag for a Mamiya RB67 ProS

To any Mamiya RB67 ProS users out there: I am looking for a small camera bag to carry my Mamiya RB67 ProS. I am only interested in carrying the camera with a 120 film back and the 127 mm Sekor C ...
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Mamiya RB67 Pro (Original not pro s or sd) DSLR light metering

So I just bought a Mamiya RB67 Pro (not Pro S or SD) and I have heard you can meter with a DSLR. I have a Nikon D7100 and I thought, "Why buy an expensive light meter when I can just use my DSLR?" I ...
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Which DSLR macro setup to buy for scanning negatives?

First some background: I am a photographer who likes to use film negatives, and who mainly shoots 6x6 medium format (Hasselblad 500CM) and some occasional 35mm (Pentax KX). I own an Epson v550 ...
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Would it be possible to make a 36×36 mm “full frame” sensor?

since all lenses are round, full frame cameras' sensors can be 36 × 36 millimeters. Correct? Is it possible, and if so, why it has not been done yet? Would that qualify it as medium format?
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Does F number stay the same between 35mm and Medium Format?

Rented a medium format camera to see "what is this medium format look" everyone talks about! and evaluate if it is awesome enough to start saving money for it or not. So my own camera is a Nikon D-...
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Scanner for uncut medium format film?

I have a couple rolls of medium format slide film from my holga. I was playing with the thing, shooting images without worrying about the frames. So, the whole film is one series of overlapping images ...
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How do you remove a film back from a Mamiya 645 Super with no darkslide?

Just got a Mamiya 645 Super with two film backs but have run into a problem. The film back attached to the camera is missing the darkslide (so it won't let me remove the back from the camera) The ...
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How does the sharpness of the Pentax 645Z compare to Canon 5DS R with high-end lens?

If you pair a 5DS R with a Zeiss Otus... and you pair a 645Z with any of its typical, similar lenses... Larger sensor and much more expensive body (Pentax set), vs more expensive lens. (Canon set). ...
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Fastest place to get 120 film developed? [closed]

What is the fastest place to get 120 film developed? Preferably mail order because the pharmacies/walmarts/targets in my area don't process film. Also I'd like it to be under 10 dollars to develop ...
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How can I get everything out of 120 film?

I've just started shooting 120 film in a 1956 Yashica Mat LM. I am new to film photography, but I know that 120 film is supposed to have resolution equivalent to a 100 megapixel sensor. Most film ...
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Is it still possible to purchase 220 and 10×8 sheet film?

Is it still possible to purchase 220 and 10×8 sheet film? I am retired. previously owned three pro. Photography studios looking to get back into work again. Need help locating materials.
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Is there a medium format film scanner that has an automatic feed?

I have a huge stack of old medium format negatives, I want to somewhat automate the scan (there are 1000 or so!) I'm wondering if there are any medium format scanners have some sort or automated feed.
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How can I hack 35mm film into a 120mm camera and have it safely received?

I can simply put 35mm spool in place of 120mm one. Spring will hold it all right, and I can get it to wind on the receiver spool. Of course I can't know frame number and need to do it "by the feeling",...
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Why do medium format (digital) cameras capture better dynamic range? [duplicate]

Why do medium format (digital) cameras capture better dynamic range than smaller sensor cameras?
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Where can I get replacement parts for a Mamiya RB67 film back?

I bought a film back for my Mamiya RB off eBay over a year ago, and it has this stupid problem where the little piece that holds the top of the film spool (not the takeup reel, and not the piece that ...
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Use of DOF adapters in stills photography

The camcorder guys figured out long ago how you can get the shallow DOF of a larger sensor system (typically full frame) on a camcorder equipped with a much smaller sensor (typically 1/2.8") by doing ...
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120 film with 6x9 frame numbers available?

I just loaded an old Voigtländer Jubilar (early 30's) with a roll of Ilford 120 film. This only has markers for 6x6 frame numbers, so for every other picture you have to more or less guess how long to ...
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Why are medium format cameras considered superior? [duplicate]

It is widely believed, that medium format delivers better image quality. Because, as they say, size matters. But. According to this article , 1DX pixels are physically larger than pixels in Leica S2 (...
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Is there anything in medium format systems which can beat pro-level 35mm digital with fast lenses in low light?

When someone wants to compliment a 35mm sensor, he can say that it's [almost] as good as medium format. Medium format appears to be the gold standard where image quality is concerned. But. I'm ...
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About Raw file format of Hasselblad H5D

We have a very good image manager which reads the Hasselblad H4D raw files and I want to ask some questions: Does someone know if the RAW format of Hassy H5D is the same with the H4D? IOW, if we can ...
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Mamiya 645AF *not* Digital: Can A Digital Back Be Attached?

I was poking through my "old gear" -- you know, the stuff that started collecting dust as soon as digital SLRs became viable? -- and dug out my Mamiya 645AF. I forgot what a wonderful experience ...
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Konica Omega Rapid Viewfinder usage

This is the view through the viewfinder. Im confused by it and where Im supposed to frame my shot with it. As you focus, the lines change for parallax correction apparently. I don't get what is meant ...
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What's the formula for f-stop equivalence between different sensor sizes?

The famous Group f/64, to which Ansel Adams and several other prominent photographers of that day belonged, were named that because of the f-stop: The term f/64 refers to a small aperture setting ...
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Are older Hasselblad H series cameras worth investing in?

I have been looking at getting a medium format camera for a while, and I particularly want a Hasselblad (I know it's a brand thing). What are the pros and cons of the V series (e.g. 503CW) vs the (...
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What are some of the implications of using a medium-format lens on a DSLR?

Medium format lenses can be used on DSLRs via tilt/shift-adapters (Mirex, Zoerk, etc.). A medium format lens with a focal length of, for example, 80mm, has as equivalent focal length on small format ...
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What is shutter latency in a Phase One medium format camera?

What is shutter latency? The camera I'm using (medium format from Phase One) has the option to set the shutter latency to short or long — what's the difference between the two and when would I use ...