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RDMAX

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Best Mirrorless option available today?
« on: February 23, 2017, 10:33:29 AM »

What is the best mirrorless camera that is comparable in IQ to a medium format camera?
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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 11:59:16 AM »

Probably the new medium format mirrorless cameras from Fuji and Hasselblad?

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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 12:16:41 PM »

The Sony A7R2 is no slouch when it comes to image quality...even the older A7R is great.
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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 12:19:24 PM »

What is the best mirrorless camera that is comparable in IQ to a medium format camera?
IMO, for landscape specifically, almost any recent camera with a 4/3 sensor or larger is roughly comparable to MF film.

16-20mp 43 sensors should be able to make excellent prints up to 16" x 20". At that size, high resolution 35mm sensors will give you a little more detail. The advantages of higher resolutions are more apparent with larger print sizes.

35mm sensors will have very good dynamic range, iirc around 14 stops. Smaller sensors have a little less. In my experience, that usually means you need to be more precise with exposure and/or work a little more in post with smaller sensors.

It also helps to know how much weight you're willing to carry; what's your budget; what's your usual output; what lenses you want to use.
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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 12:42:38 PM »

Probably the new medium format mirrorless cameras from Fuji and Hasselblad?
Not exactly available right now :/
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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 01:03:37 PM »

Sony A7RII, the high resolution mode available in the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II (64MP) and Pen-F (80MP), Fuji X-T2/X-Pro 2.

You should really wait for the Fuji GFX-50s since you want something comparable to medium format.
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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 02:30:47 PM »

Not exactly available right now :/
the Fuji GFX 50S Should be available Feb 28th
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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 04:35:29 AM »

Not exactly available right now :/

Well, you did not specify a time frame. These two cameras have been announced, and are/will be available soon.

If you want right now, there are myriad choices, from 43 to FF sensor size.

You also do not say what is the end use, what is your background/experience. There is already a long thread a few posts down about MILC, that might help you too.

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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 07:37:24 AM »

Odd question really... depends on your standards and needs... have you seen the 100mp files from phase one?  Nothing compares yet. 

Clean darks after 60 minutes of exposure?  Don't know many non digital backs that will do it. 

Really depends on your needs.  Studio needs?  A7r2?  Kinda. 

Reproduction and still life... Olympus high res mode from the 20mp sensor.  And better color and no moire.

I have both m43 and MF digital and film.  M43 matches or exceeds the film.  I get very similar results to my digital back with m43 but half the file size.  I pick which one is appropriate.

Mirrorless that's like MF ....how about the x1d?  Mirrorless mf.  Do tech cams count?  They don't have mirrors.   ;)
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Re: Best Mirrorless option available today?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 11:37:13 AM »

I shot MF film for years, with Technical Pan being my favorite.  Now I shoot Sony a7r 1 & 2.  They are better than MF film, in my view.

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