Medium Format Digital

Shortly after taking this photo I realized I was being inspected by a pack of wolves.

Shortly after taking this photo I realized I was being inspected by a pack of wolves.

Like most photographers, I love cameras. Using different methods to create images is one of my favorite hobbies. I've made cameras out of pumpkins, created some frankenstein cameras, collected speciality bodies, and am currently in the process of having one of my digital cameras converted to full spectrum. While I've been able to play and mess around, I've also been fortunate to be able to use some of the best camera equipment money can buy- The Phase One camera system. 



As the Technical Sales and Support Manager at Mega Pixels Digital here in Colorado, I work with digital medium format cameras systems on a daily basis- and occasionally get to make some work with them. These cameras are special in that they manage to marry the unreal resolution and control of large format film with the speed and versatility of modern digital cameras. The Phase One XF100MP in particular has been an amazing piece of gear to use and test. The sharpness, dynamic range, color, and depth these cameras are able to capture is unbelievable. As a photographer, you can't help but be impressed with what Phase One has been able to do. 

What's even more interesting to me is the precedent Phase One sets with the release of the XF100MP. Phase One is committed to still photography. Instead of tinkering with video because they can, Phase instead is focused on feature driven products and lasting support for their cameras. I've been spoiled by getting to use these systems for my work, and now when I shoot something on a 35mm DSLR I always wonder how it would've been different with medium format. 


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