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Old Nov 19, 2009, 4:31 PM   #4
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Large formats require large lenses too. In the days of film, Hasselblad bodies weren't a lot more expensive than top-of-the-line Canon and Nikon bodies. But the lenses were very expensive, and there weren't enough large format cameras to inspire third party lens manufacturers to make lenses for them.

Of course, a 50MP 36x48mm image sensor costs a lot more than a 24MP 24x36mm image sensor, so that also plays a big part.

And a pentaprism for a medium format camera costs more than a pentaprism for a 35mm or FF camera.
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