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September 16th, 2014

Phase One and ALPA of Switzerland Announce Partnership For New Fine Art Camera System

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Phase One and ALPA Capaul & Weber Ltd announce partnership
With a desire to create a compact medium format camera solution, Phase One and ALPA Capaul & Weber Ltd. have announced a product development partnership. ALPA co-owners Thomas Weber and Ursula Capaul along with Phase One President and CEO Henrik O. Håkonsson comment on the partnership in the press release below: Phase One and ALPA of … 
September 16th, 2014

Hasselblad Announces WiFi Enabled H5D-50c Camera

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Hasselblad H5D-50c with Wi-Fi
Earlier this year Hasselblad launched the H5D-50c digital medium format camera using Sony’s 50-megapixel CMOS sensor. Now the company is already announcing an updated camera, adding WiFi capability to control and view images from a smart device. Other updates include a 50 capture per minute speed increase, an extended exposure time to 34 minutes and … 
April 15th, 2014

Ricoh Imaging Announces Medium-Format Pentax 645Z

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
PENTAX 645Z
This small bodied, 51-megapixel CMOS medium format sensor camera is packing serious punch. The AA filterless design has increased the resolution for incredibly sharp details. Of particular interest to night shooters, the 645Z can reach 204,000 ISO, with delicate noise processing ability. Including a new SAFOX 11 AF module and increased sensitivity, the AF system … 
January 27th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Zabriskie Point. Death Valley. July 5, 2011′ by Bill Leigh Brewer – Death Valley National Park, California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white image of Zabriskie Point from overhead in Death Valley National Park California landscape
This is one of those shots where I almost feel that I don’t deserve credit for the image. After all, Zabriskie Point is one of the most photographed places in the world. In fact, on this day, I almost skipped it in my drive through Death Valley National Park. I had already shot there on … 
July 10th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Island Moon’ by Peter Scott Eide – Between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie on the North Shore of Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white double exposure of moon and landscape along the Great Lakes Lake Superior in Ontario Canada
My photograph titled “Island Moon” was taken along the northern shore of Lake Superior, within Ontario, Canada. This has been a favorite location of mine since I first came upon it well over a decade ago. I continue to use film for all of my photography, and this image was made using in-camera double exposure, … 
June 10th, 2013

Pro Talk: Does Size Matter? Medium format digital vs. DSLRs

Posted By Ian Plant
Alder-grove,-Quinnault-Rain-Forest,-Olympic-National-Park,-Washington-corrected
(© Ian Plant) I recently got a question from a reader: does it make sense for the aspiring landscape photographer to use a medium format camera system? Back in the old days of film, most serious landscape shooters used medium or large format cameras (the notable exceptions to this were nature generalists who shot a …