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Re: Thinking about diving into medium format


The costs of MF hardware, film, and even processing are not really that great, assuming you 'revert' to thoughtful, deliberate shooting.

IMO, the biggest PITA is digitizing the resultant negatives. A $200 flatbed will give you decent images, but will not begin capture all the available detail and tonality. Your local pro lab will be happy to scan your stuff with a drum or high-end flatbed, but the cost will be steep. If you really get 'into' MF, you'll likely want to find something like a Nikon 8000 or 9000 series dedicated MF film scanner. This level of scanner will cost a cool grand or so... Maybe there's a MF group in your area that allow members to share a medium-high end scanner?

Another option is to digitize the negative with a DSLR + Macro lens, and stitch the shots together. This can work quite well.



Jul 24, 2012 at 04:55 AM



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