Medium on the move

Are medium format cameras suitable for travel photography? Here we field test a medium-format camera on a shoot in Svalbard.

No, this isn’t the ruminations of a travelling psychic! It’s a camera field test, and a bit of a love story, and what better place than the breath-taking Arctic archipelago of Svalbard to push a camera to its limits? 

My travel companion is the medium-format Fujifilm GFX50R and I want to assess whether it’s a viable and practical option for travel and travel photography.

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By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches photography, mentors and is a competition judge.