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Hasselblad X1D vs Fuji GXF vs Sony a7R II vs Leica M

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I just wanted to let you know that I did a comparison of the Hasselblad X1D, Fuji GXF, Sony a7R II, Leica M, and Fuji X-Pro2:




Then I sent back the Fuji GFX, and did another Fashion Editorial using the X1D, a7R II, and a Leica Q - while my wife used a Canon 5DS-R:




An excerpt from the first comparison:

"After the first day, I was very disappointed.  The image quality – the big reason for buying a big sensor camera – was not remarkably better than my smaller-sensor cameras!  I also noticed artifacts when lifting the shadows on some of the GFX files (that did not show in the shots taken with the X1D and Sony a7R II).  The images from the Leica M240 and the Sony a7R II held up VERY well in this part of the comparison.  When I brought the comparison images up on my 1440p computer screen, I asked my wife to pick which ones were from the medium format cameras.  She was never 100% correct."

Then I started to use a 42" 4k HDTV...

"I could finally see the 3D depth, tonal gradation, and gradual fall-off that medium format cameras are known for. "



The bottom line is...

I really couldn't tell the difference between the Hasselblad X1D and the Sony a7R II until I started viewing the shots on a 42" 4k screen.


I created a Flickr ablbum here, so you could compare all of the shots I took (for both comparisons, plus others) in higher resolution:






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Very interesting comparison. I just did a comparison of the Leica M Monochrome against my Sony a7(m) monochrome. It is not a scientific study by any means, but it gets

the idea across as to how the two sensors compare. I also have a converted a7R-II(m) that is monochrome as well--the only one currently.


You can see the Sony Leica comparison here: 



The a7R-II(m) has a really nice quality due to the sensor in this camera. Is it Med format quality? I've not done any tests yet to compare, since I don't have access to a Med

format camera. Perhaps someone could lend me their Hassy? 



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