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These systems are hugely expensive, so make the right choice for your own needs (full frame vs medium format).
How does the very best perform in the field?
High performance moderate wide angle
Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses.
Performance both in the field and controlled conditions.
Tips on Getting the Best Results.
Medium format telephoto lens, 74mm equivalent.
Telephoto macro lens, 99mm equivalent.
Fujifilm skips full-frame to go from APS-C to to medium format.
Adapting lenses delivers degraded results in most cases.
Experience, reader insights, etc.
Tips on getting the best results.
Image quality assessments.
Ultra wide angle equivalent to 19mm f/3.3.
Mid-range zoom lens equivalent to 26-53mm f/3.3.
Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3.
Standard normal lens equivalent to 52mm f/2.3.
Ultra high speed telephoto equivalent to 90mm f/1.6.
High performance macro photography on medium format, equivalent to 99mm f/3.3.
How does Hasselblad’s 3rd generation medium format entry measure up?
Lens performance at 80 megapixels.
The Mamiya DL28 offers the Mamiya 645 AFD III, the new Sekor AF 80mm f/2.8D lens and the Leaf Aptus-II 6 digital back. Image quality is outstanding and the DL28 should definitely be considered by anyone looking into medium format.
A price/performance breakthrough?
50-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR with Live View
High end image quality, but what about lenses?
A variety of 645 lens tests on the 645D
Ultra wide angle lens for Pentax 645.
Moderate wide angle lens for Pentax 645.
Wide angle zoom for Pentax 645.
Medium telephoto macro lens for Pentax 645 digital and film.
How does Leica’s medium format entry measure up in ergonomics, image quality, etc?
Examples and comparison from the various lenses
Lenses for the Leica S2 (original Leica S2 material)
The last CCD-sensor Leica S model.
Extreme wide angle with ultra high performance.
All-arounder zoom for Leica S
Pleasing moderate wide angle performer.
Moderate wide angle with low distortion.
The fastest S lens.