Medium format photography the old way, is it advisable?

Started Feb 24, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: It depends on size, imo
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D Cox wrote:

Basalite wrote:

MoreorLess wrote:

Basalite wrote:

Medium format film is simply a larger version of the same 35mm film. There's nothing magical about it.

The smaller the format the more important the performance of the scanner becomes though for the same size prints.

When you go right down to 35mm you do have the advantage that high quality scanners become somewhat less expensive.

The size of the film format is irrelevant when it comes to the actual quality of *the film* (not print) 4000 dpi scanning of an area of film the size 35mm film will yield the same detail as a 35mm area of film cut out of a piece of medium format film.

Not necessarily. Bare film held in the Epson film carriers seems to be in better focus than 35mm slides in slide mounts.

The big problem with a scanner is that it has no way to focus accurately.

That's because you are using a cheap scanner not up to the job.

That also has nothing to do with the film qualities I was talking about. You're talking about scanners; I'm talking about film.

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