Is Large Format necessary?

Started May 10, 2008 | Discussions thread
Martin Frost Senior Member • Posts: 2,149
Do large format backs exist?

Jon Stewart wrote:

Absolutely yes. You are only focusing on one of the differences
between small format and medium or large.

There are many other advantages, such as noise (the lack of it) and
especially long exposure noise (I'm thinking 5mins to 1 hour
exposures here), higher dynamic range, no AA filter (so fewer moire
issues, or none) etc.

The backs are (nearly) all 16bit, and not only give more detail, but
better colour than small format.

Do large format backs exist ?
How much do they cost ?
Can you tell me the name of one ?
Thanks
Martin F.

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