|Quoting LIPH (Reply 2):|
Full format have some disadvantages for us, aviation photogs. Of course if you're going to use it for portraits, landascapes and so on, then it would give its best.
He's not talking about a digital camera, he's talking about a film camera that uses large sheets of cut film to yield huge, high quality images.
|Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 3):|
I have only taken a handful of photographs using a real large format camera and I found the slow thoughtful way of working (the best English word is ponderous) a great experience and a great educator.
I would have said "contemplative" instead of ponderous...
Funny you posted this today because I've been thinking about a 4x5 or 5x7 camera a lot lately. I have MF
gear but no lenses wide enough for serious architectural work, nor any tilt/shift capability.
A lot of pro labs can develop and print large format images, but so many people are dumping enlargers and other darkroom equipment these days that you could supply an entire large format darkroom for well under $1,000. D&P in a darkroom takes a lot longer than it does in PS
, but it's far more relaxing and I still love the site of an image appearing in a developer bath....
This site is a Canadian guy who decided to turn his LF
camera passion into a bit of a business. I don't think he carries Linhoff, but has some cool stuff, a newsletter and links. http://www.bigcameraworkshops.com