Posts Tagged ‘mediumformat’

Rumor: Sony and Mamiya to Release Medium Format Rangefinder-Style Cameras in 2015

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Earlier this year, rumors began spreading of an upcoming Sony Medium Format camera that would be unlike any digital medium format system on the market. The camera would be ‘completely different’ and reports claimed it would also be the cheapest digital medium format option out there.

Well, if you found that rumor far-fetched, hold on to your hats, because a ‘very good source’ is reporting that this rangefinder-styled camera is indeed real… and what’s more, it will have some competition when it arrives. Read more…

CineStill Is Breaking Into Medium Format with 800Tungsten 120 Color Negative Film

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CineStill is a company whose sole goal has been to bring motion picture film into the world of still photography by adapting it to properly work inside 35mm cassettes. And despite having two 35mm varieties already, 800Tungsten and bwXX, the CineStill team is looking to up its offerings in a very exciting way.

CineStill is using the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to bring 800Tungsten film into the world of medium format photography.
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A Conversation with Fine Art Photographer Ken Rosenthal

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Ken Rosenthal received his MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. His artwork is represented by Klompching Gallery, New York;  Etherton Gallery, Tucson; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe; Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco. Rosenthal’s photographs are in many public and private collections internationally including The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Art Institute of Chicago; National Portrait Gallery, London; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Wittliff Collections’ Southwest and Mexican Photography Collection, San Marcos, Texas, which recently established a major collection of his work.

Since 2002 his work has been featured in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions internationally. The first publication of Rosenthal’s work, Ken Rosenthal Photographs 2001-2009, was released in 2011, and was included on photo-eye’s Best Books of 2011 list. Read more…

Tutorial: Medium Format Astrophotography Without a Medium Format Camera

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In this tutorial I’ll show you how I use a standard 50mm prime lens to make medium format sized astrophotos with a regular small format camera. Read more…

Leica Releases 4K-Capable CMOS and ‘Entry-Level’ CCD S-Series Medium Format Cameras

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Looking to make its medium format S-series lineup a bit more robust, Leica unveiled two new S-series camera bodies and a new S-series lens at Photokina this morning. The two cameras are the ‘entry-level’ CCD-sensor Leica S-E (Type 006) and the ‘top-end’ 4K-capable CMOS-sensor Leica S (Type 007), and they’re joined by the Summicron-S 100mm f/2 lens. Read more…

This DIY Pinhole Camera Was Inspired by the Iconic Diana F

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Ray Panduro knows most everything there is to know about pinhole cameras. As his previous design shows, he’s a determined artist who can get the job done using fairly standard material and a healthy dose of elbow grease.

Today, he adds another masterpiece to his creative pinhole lineup, a Pinholga that is a recreation of the iconic Diana F medium format point-and-shoot. Read more…

Hasselblad’s New H5X Brings H5 Capabilities to Your Older, Third Party and Film Backs

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Announced 30 minutes ago as of this writing, Hasselblad has answered many a Hassy users’ wishes by releasing the H5X: a followup to the H4X that promises to bring the advanced H5 body’s capabilities to older Hasselblad backs, third party digital backs, and film shooters. Read more…

Mamiya Leaf Jumps Into the CMOS Medium Format Battle with the New Leaf Credo 50

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The battle of the CMOS-sensored medium format cameras continues! Earlier today, Mamiya Leaf jumped into the fray when it announced the brand new Leaf Credo 50, a medium format digital back that boasts Sony’s very popular 50-megapixel CMOS sensor.

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Lomography Unveils the LC-A 120: ‘The World’s Most Compact Fully-Automatic 120 Camera’

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Lomography has officially announced the LC-A 120, a 120 film model of its successful 35mm LC-A+ and LC-Wide cameras. Small and automatic, Lomography has officially deemed this little guy, “the world’s smallest fully-automatic 120 film camera.” Read more…

Fujifilm to Discontinue Its Medium Format GF670 Folding Rangefinder

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As film stocks continue to die off, so are the cameras that used them. Today, The Phoblographer is reporting that their contacts at Fujifilm America have informed them that the company intends to discontinue the Fujifilm GF670 medium format rangefinder. Read more…