The Medium Format Landscape

This image of Siesta Lake in Yosemite demonstrates the incredible dynamic range and beautiful color rendition of the camera’s sensor and the detail possible with the system’s lenses. Hasselblad H4D-60, Hasselblad 35-90mm f/4-5.6 HCD.In 2004, I acquired my first medium format digital camera, a Hasselblad H1 with an Imacon 22MP digital back. I remember opening the boxes from Hasselblad like a kid on Christmas day. My new camera system was a big reach financially, but I had made a decision that going medium format digital would be the best investment for my career as a landscape photographer specializing in the sale of my fine art prints, so I took the plunge. My new camera system required an external battery pack that took Sony video camera batteries and a long cable to attach the back to the battery pack and hard drive. It was a bit unwieldy and attracted a lot of attention when I was out photographing, but I was able to produce images that were of amazing quality for that era. I also f..