The forbidden fruit of photography that once tested, will make you go to hell again and again, until you finally make yourself broke with a brand new MF camera :)
For me it started with film (of course). There is a ton of explanation online on what is it and why it is still a thing. People say it is "medium format look", for me it can be described simply - dynamic range and perspective.
The dynamic range of medium format is insane. A small example can be seen on this 6x6 image. Yashica Mat 124g, ilford delta.
This is a photo without modifications. You can clearly see all shades from white to black and how smoothly their transition is captured. And this is film. You can literally recover anything in GFX like sensor.
The second is perspective - simple physics - the biggest the capture area of the sensor, the more close to what your eyes see.
I made a small comparison shots between two images. One is APS-c of the Fuji X100F with a teleconverter (to get 50mm) the other is Fuji GFX with the 63mm lens. Both are set to the same settings (iso200, f2.8, 1/125)
This is the best I could get to a comparison.
There is something in which of the images? Since I wanted to be objective, which cannot be done when I show it to other photographers, I presented it to my clients - all of them choose the medium format image. I asked why and they didn't know why.
Medium format is not for everyone, obviously both images from above can serve the purpose, BUT I'm telling you... once you shoot on MF (and you know what are you doing), there is NO turning back.
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