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Why One Photographer Is Switching Back to Full Frame From Medium Format

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Medium format is more affordable than ever, and its resolution, tonality, and dynamic range make it a dream for landscape photographers, who almost always prioritize image quality above anything else in a camera. So, to switch back to full frame from medium format might seem like a strange decision. This interesting video essay features an experienced landscape photographer discussing why he is considering doing just that anyway. 

Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this great video discusses why he is considering pivoting away from medium format and back to full frame gear. No doubt, cameras like the Fujifilm GFX 100S are stunners that are tailor-made for the landscape genre, but I agree with Heaton that there is an issue in medium format in general with telephoto lens availability. I’ve probably done the math on selling all my gear and switching to medium format five or six times now, but the thing that always stops me are my more specialized lenses (many of which are telephoto focal lengths) and knowing that there are no close equivalents to them in larger formats. Nonetheless, it really comes down to your needs. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Heaton. 

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