MFT as good (or better) as film medium format ?

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  1. Solarflare

    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The Online Photographer: When Will Micro 4/3 Equal Medium-Format Film? We Have the Definitive Answer
    ... okay ?

    I'm a bit baffled, because well I was under the impression that medium format lenses eat even Leica glas for breakfast.


     
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    petrochemist TPF junkie!

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    As with so many of the format questions the answer is it depends.
    I'm fairly sure any of my native MFT lenses will be better than any of my (cheap) medium format lenses.
    Comparing modern digital with film there are many ways that digital wins whatever the film format.
    There are of course over ways where larger sensor/film area makes a important difference, DOF being one of the oft quoted ones.
    Many who still shoot film, will tell you it has characteristics you can't get via digital.

    Pentax 6x7 lenses would be considerably better than my medium format kit, and in some circumstance will I'm sure be better than any of my MFT lenses. With the right subjects though the difference will be none existant, and I've not got the most expensive MFT kit!
     
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    Anyone who uses different formats will likely say some formats excel at certain requirements. A mft camera is great when you want a good size vs quality output, such as but not only going on holiday etc.

    Comparing vastly different formats probably makes little sense. It's fair enough to compare maybe m43, crop and full frame if someone is looking at a portable camera.

    Specialized formats are different purpose tooling
     

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