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The Medium Format Advantage, 2nd Edition by Ernst Wildi

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CHAPTER 7

Image Quality

Image quality depends on many factors such as precision in the camera design, especially the lens/body and lens/film magazine connection, accuracy in the mirror and focusing screen alignment, film flatness, and the quality of the lenses. Image quality is also determined by the camera/lens operation, accuracy in focusing, exposure, and camera steadiness.

The superb sharpness and definition of today’s film requires that we be more critical about everything that affects sharpness if we want to be assured of capturing images of the utmost quality on these films. We must be more precise in focusing and exposure; we must be more restrictive in the use of depth of field, pay more attention to the precision and workmanship in ...

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