12 Sep The Right Tool

Source: Olafs Photoblog

Nothing has been more enjoyable than writing, exchanging ideas and making photographic friendships on this blog. It has been my home for the last seven years and I can’t express how grateful I am for knowing you.

There has been lots going on in my photographic life in the last few months. I started some new projects, large and small. Among them is my involvement in the newly formed MediumFormat.com platform. This membership community and the accompanying Medium Format Magazine was created for digital medium format shooters around the world. When I started to work with a medium format camera I quickly realized that there are certain technical and visual aspects which differ from other cameras. Please note that I used the word “differ.”

In recent weeks, I have seen heated discussions on the internet about APS-C vs. Full Frame vs. Medium Format, which I believe are based on a false premise. Each format has its advantages — they simply differ in certain aspects. Whichever we choose to work with, we must combine genuine and unique seeing, crafting the image and executing it with the right tool. “The right tool” is our personal choice.

For me the answer in the last few months was the X100F and the GFX50S. They are very different cameras, both of which I’ve enjoyed tremendously. Although there are many resources on the internet regarding operating and seeing with the X100F, there is not much about digital medium format photography. I’m fascinated by the subject and

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