I am considering taking the plunge and investing into medium-format. I have been a Canon user for quite a few years, and even with the relatively high-resolution of the 1Ds3, I am disappointed with the results.
Having never handled or used a medium format system, and with the associated price tags with them, I'm obviously intent on doing some thorough research before committing! I have no dealer within 100 miles of me, so am relying on professional and impartial (one can wish) reviews and advice.
My usual lenses at 35mm are 50 1.2L, 24-70 2.8L and 70-200 2.8L IS for my work, which is in the majority portraiture and catalogue work. I am looking to expand my portfolio with more commercial work, such as product photography. I have been advised by an agency that I need to invest into a MFS before even considering looking to work at the higher end of the fashion/advertising/product market in the UK.
I'd be grateful for feedback on which H3D body that Hasselblad users are using for both location & studio work for fashion/portraiture. If it's of any relevance, I use Bowens QuadX lighting system.
Also, I would love to hear what lenses people use. I've heard quite a few contrasting reviews. Some people tell me the 120 macro is a perfect portrait lens, but others say it's heavy and best suited only for tripod work. I do like to vary my shooting styles, and shoot hand held a fair bit. Others have said that the 100 2.2 is ideal for portraiture.
I was considering purchasing a HC 3.5/50, 2.2/100 and the 4/120 for product/macro photography, and tripod studio work, and the 1.7x for the occasional longer focal length requirements. The UK kit currently comes with a 2.8/80 - am curious as to how much use this lens receives from H3D users?
Please excuse me if my questions seem amateurish and obvious, and if they've been asked time after time. I did glance through the first 3 pages, and couldn't find a relevant title before posting.
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to post any advice/information etc.