Medium format photography the old way, is it advisable?

Started Feb 24, 2014 | Questions thread
Daro31 Forum Member • Posts: 97
Re: my take...

I did make the next logical move to 4x5, and I even still have the camera, it is my den and makes a neat conversation piece. The reason I got into 4x5 was for swings and tillts, and rise and fall of the lense plane. Most people never realized that my buildings weren't falling over backwards and I had fantastic depth of field from the tilting lense and film planes. 4 x 5 Cameras were not normally used for the resolution but rather for image control. Now I just go into Photo Shop lens correction and do the same things. Yes resolution was fantastic, but how may 40 x 60 inch prints does the world need. Now you are down to every shot costing you $4 for B&W and $12.00 for colour. You probably can't get it anymore but the most fun with photography I ever had was 4x5 Polaroid P/N film. You use a Polaroid back in your 4x5, and you get the positive print in 60 seconds, (Ambient temperature dependent); and then a peel off negative that your dropped quickly into hypo. absolutely beautifully negatives and some of my best portraits. I guess that was the same excitement 30 years ago as chimping. If I remember the film was 25 ASA. Are you really ready to trade in your digital.

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