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Editorial For Those Considering Medium Format

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Here I offer my view on the Nikon D850 versus the medium format Fujifilm GFX. I have long considered this matter with respect to the Nikon D810; the D850 improves the DSLR argument incrementally (a worthy increment to be sure). I cite both my subjective impressions as well as hard facts of several kinds.

The D850 is a very fine camera capable of outstanding imagery. It will become my new workhorse camera, supplanting the D810. There is that good-better-best thing that Apple likes to use. Except that it is far more complicated, with many other considerations, which all depend not on the gear alone, but on user needs and preferences and likes and dislikes. There is a right answer when all those factors are considered.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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