My (main) camera is currently a Sony a6000. That camera has an APS-C sensor, meaning it's a little bit smaller than the sensor on a full frame camera, like a Canon 5D or a Nikon D750. But I do actually also have two full frame cameras. They just happen to be film cameras instead of digital: a Praktica TL3 and an olive green Carl Zeiss Werra 1.

A while back I was looking at some photos taken with medium format cameras and was struck by how rich and deep in detail they were. So I did a little bit of research into bedium format cameras, and watched a bunch of videos, and found that there are a whole lot of medium formats around for a reasonable price. At least if you're willing to shoot film instead of digital. Given the current price range of digital medium format cameras I doubt I'll ever delve into that field. But film on the other hand...

As you can see in the image above, the size difference between the sensor in my Sony camera and a medium format camera is pretty huge. 6x7 medium format is actually about 11 times bigger. That's not to say that medium format is better. I like my small format camera. It's a handy size when you're out walking or on a trip, and because the sensor is so small I get a longer zoom from my lenses. A 50mm lens on my camera effectively becomes a 75mm lens. Whereas a 50mm on a medium format camera would be somewhere around 25mm.

So no format is really the one perfect format, they're just good at different things. And I had never tried medium format, so...

I am now the happy owner of a Mamiya RB67 - a professional medium format SLR camera originally developed in 1974. I bought it from Japan, and unfortunatly had to pay taxes on it when it entered the country. The photo above is taken in my hallway, with two flashes on the wall behind it.

It's not quite a Hasselblad, but then again it's not too far from it either.

I've bought some 120 film in Stockholm, and it's gonna be fun to try it out.

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