Photography Equipment/Medium Format

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Systems[edit | edit source]

Digital systems[edit | edit source]

Medium format digital systems differentiate themselves from 35mm DSLR type cameras by having a larger sensor, usually a CCD. However many medium format cameras can also be described as Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR).

  • Hasselblad H system, eg HD3II-50 (50 megapixel 36×48mm sensor), leaf shutter lenses
  • PhaseOne digital backs, compatible with a variety of cameras, eg P65+ camera back (53.9x40.4 mm, 60.5 megapixels)
  • Leaf system using the Rollei mount, Leaf Aptus-II 10 (56x36mm sensor, 56 megapixels) [1]
  • Sinar Hy6 system using the Rollei mount

Scanning type[edit | edit source]

  • Seitz 6x17 Digital

Film systems[edit | edit source]

Medium format film photography systems generally use roll film that is 6cm wide; either 120 film that is 72cm long with a paper backing or 220 film that is twice as long with no paper backing. Different systems use different aspect ratios, such as the smaller 6×4.5cm film size (also known as 645), the square 6×6cm format up to the panoramic 6×17cm format. The actual image size on the film is slightly smaller than the stated value, for example the Mamiya 645 system creates images sizes of 5.6x4.15cm[2].

6×4.5cm[edit | edit source]

  • Hasselblad H system, eg H2F camera, autofocus leaf shutter lenses
  • Mamiya 645 system, eg 645 AFD III, autofocus, focal place shutter

6×6cm[edit | edit source]

  • Rollei, eg 6008AF camera, autofocus on selected Schneider lenses. Zeiss manual focus lenses also available. Leaf shutter.

6×7cm[edit | edit source]

  • Mamiya 7 system. Rangefinder with leaf shutter.

6×17cm[edit | edit source]

  • Linhof Technorama, 5 Schneider lenses, groundglass and shift adapter available