Essentials is a brand new series where thephoblographer rounds up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what the thephoblographer personally recommend.
Medium Format photography is what many shooters yearn to do. While the digital counterpart is extremely expensive, its film predecessor is probably more affordable than most digital setups overall. An excellent kit can be had fairly cheaply and you’ll be rewarded with images that aren’t totally possible with most digital cameras.
So why make the move to medium format? Besides the obvious benefits of a significantly larger negative area, medium format film blows its 35mm brethren away in terms of not only overall sharpness but also in color depth, tonality, and more. And with the right lighting, it will beat anything that your DSLR might be able to produce.
Ready to take the plunge? Here’s our essential kit for the person ready to step up.