Originally Posted by thegman
I quite agree that 35mm film can deliver results similar to a full frame DSLR, and probably with better colour. I know that 35mm lenses, pound for pound tend to have more resolving power than medium format. However, I have a 6x9 medium format camera, which I guess has something along the lines of 9 times the film surface area of 35mm. A 35mm lens will resolve more, but nothing like enough to make up that difference.
Of course for your purposes, 35mm makes a whole lot more sense, but for mine as a wannabe Ansel Adams, MF or LF makes a sense too.
Entirely true. Because of course with a 6X9 negative you don't need to do much of a blow-up to produce a sizable picture with great detail.
But yeah, using a medium format camera in concert situations would likely make me very unpopular ( I've had my moments of negative feedback from audience and performers...even while using a Leica...) and might result in a lot of missed shots.
It's a matter of tradeoffs, I guess...