Last Friday, I had my first encounter with a medium format camera – a Mamiya RZ67.
The second I stuck my eye in the prism to look at the bright, gigantic viewfinder, I knew medium format was for me. It’s like looking at a giant HDTV up close – the detail you can see is unbelievable, though of course that’s required when using manual focus. Even the full-frame DSLR’s like the Canon 5d Mark II and Nikon D3S can’t compare with the viewfinder size and quality you see in MF cameras.
I’m still researching exactly what I need, but odds are I’ll go with a Mamiya 645 or Pentax 645 system since they’re so cheap and somewhat hand-holdable.
So coming soon – how to use Aperture with scanned images shot on film!