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Price Announcement: Hasselblad H5D-50c (CMOS sensor Medium Format) for $27,500, March 3, 2014
One of the early themes of 2014 is the arrival of CMOS sensors for Medium Format cameras with Pentax, Phase One and Hasselblad making product announcements. Today we find out the price of innovation. Hasselblad issued a press release revealing... Continue

Pentax will announce new CMOS-based 645D medium format camera by CP+ 2014 (also: new 645 and Q lenses coming), February 5, 2014
The Medium Format action is picking up steam again. Earlier on, Hasselblad and Phase One announced new CMOS sensors for medium format cameras and digital backs respectively. Now it is Pentax-Ricoh's turn. Pentax has officially announced that a new 645D... Continue

Medium Format CMOS Sensor Mania Week: new Phase One IQ250 digital back with Sony CMOS sensor, January 24, 2014
This is the unofficial medium format CMOS sensor week. Earlier on, Hasselblad went CMOS. Now we have the new Phase One IQ250 digital back with a Sony CMOS sensor and a starting price of $35,000. The IQ250 will be available... Continue

CMOS sensor arrives at Medium Format: new Hasselbad H5D-50c is a 50mp CMOS sensor medium format camera, January 21, 2014
The world of medium format has a new first, a CMOS sensor! Hasselblad has just announced the new H5D-50c medium format camera using a CMOS sensor instead of a CCD sensor previously used in medium format monster. Hasselblad's press release... Continue

New Sinar p-MF-L for Leica S-cameras, December 12, 2013
The Leica and Sinar marriage had a baby! The new Sinar p-MF-L offers View camera features on Leica S-series medium format cameras. Details via Photography Blog and Capture Integration and Fotointern.ch and Photoscala.de (computer translated). Continue

M&A: Leica Buys Sinar, November 26, 2013
Leica's resurgence, both in financial and photographic terms, perhaps gave it the extra liquid $courage$ to get the deal done, they have now purchased Sinar! Medium format did not become a "hot" field during the digital revolution, and remained a... Continue

New Leica 45mm f2.8 Medium Format lens, October 2, 2013
Leica has announced a new medium format lens, the 45mm f2.8 ASPH S-Elmarit. It will be priced somewhere between a used Honda Civic and a used Honda Accord. Press release parade at dpreview and Photography Blog and Photoscala.de. Leica also... Continue

Hasselblad Lens Prices Going Up starting October 1st (5% to 12%), September 25, 2013
Perhaps the lunacy that is the Hasselblad Lunar is bleeding the company dry, so perhaps [pure speculation] they have to increase prices on their normal Medium Format Lenses to fund their lunacy. This part is pure speculation, but the upcoming... Continue

Schneider Kreuznach announces new 2x teleconverter for select leaf shutter MF lenses, September 4, 2013
Medium format action! Schneider has announced a new 2x teleconverter lens that can be used with select leaf shutter medium format lenses. The price is $2,000 and it was developed according to the press release with close collaboration with Phase... Continue

New Leica S-adapter for Contax 645 SLR lenses, June 4, 2013
Beyond 35mm news! Leica announced the new "Leica S-Adapter C", C for Contax 645 SLR lenses to be used on Leica S-system (medium format) digital cameras. It is priced at 1700 euro in continental Europe and 1400 GBP in the... Continue

Interview: Leica head of Photo talks Medium Format with Forbes, May 9, 2013
If your name is Stephan, the chances are you will have a great career path at Leica ;-) Head of Professional Photo Stephan Schult, not to be confused with Stephan Daniel, gave a two page interview to Forbes talking about... Continue

New Medium Format Digital Backs: three new Phase One IQ2 series (one is Black and White with no Bayer nonsense), March 4, 2013
New cameras alert! Of the mainframe variety! Well, digital backs, not proper cameras-cameras. Phase One has announced three new IQ2 series medium format digital backs, the conventional IQ280 and IQ260 and the IQ260 Achromatic, which, as the name suggests, is... Continue

Pentax 645D body can now handle stabilized lenses (firmware update), December 28, 2012
Don't you forget about me sings the Pentax 645D medium format camera! Pentax did not forget as they have released a new firmware update that allows the camera to use stabilized lenses. Currently there is one recently-revealed Pentax MF lens... Continue

Pentax launches Pentax 645D MF without IR filter (100 copies), December 12, 2012
Oppa Pentax style! It may be mid-December, but the new product announcements are not dead yet! Pentax Japan has announced a new really-limited-number of Pentax 645D medium format cameras with the InfraRed filter removed. The camera is aptly named "Pentax... Continue

New Hasselblad H-system Macro Converter lens for 1200 euro, December 11, 2012
Yes, it is December, and we rarely get big announcements in December, but that does not mean December is a barren month. In addition to companies trying to leap-frog backwards the busy time of CES and PMA 2013 which happen... Continue

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