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      10-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #1

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Let's discuss Medium Format

So Rodi, whats up?

I'm seriously considering investing for commercial purposes. Lots to learn about for digital applications.

First off, I know a little about the brands but curious about others opinions on whats out there.

Hasselblad, Phase One (made for/by Hasselblad?), Mamiya, Rollie, Leica... (am I missing some major players?). Also need to consider what size I want to play with?

My needs will not need some $45,000 back for 80mpx files but I do want the larger sensor for better images, 16 bits per color sounds great with a 20/30mpx file.

I was considering a Rollei 6008 AF with a digital back (I think a Phase One P20 fits with an adapter). This would likely be cost effective and under $10k with a few lenses to start out. This is purely based off the fact that I have played with a Rollei before and just always liked the little box feeling of them and a 90deg view finder. They are a little heavier though.

So anyway, just wanted to open up discussion and hear opinions of those who might have some experience in this format.

Last edited by UdubBadger; 10-14-2012 at 05:18 PM.