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Why do large format cameras seem to keep vertical lines vertical rather than converging?

I've noticed that large format cameras seem to keep verticals vertical whereas me shooting with 35mm lenses I get much more convergence. Is this just because the photographers are using architectural ...
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Use of DOF adapters in stills photography

The camcorder guys figured out long ago how you can get the shallow DOF of a larger sensor system (typically full frame) on a camcorder equipped with a much smaller sensor (typically 1/2.8") by doing ...
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Medium / Large Format Pinhole Camera

I'd like to build a large format pinhole camera using photographic paper as the medium. I've found several articles and how-to guides for building small/medium format 4x5 pinhole cameras but nothing ...
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What's the formula for f-stop equivalence between different sensor sizes?

The famous Group f/64, to which Ansel Adams and several other prominent photographers of that day belonged, were named that because of the f-stop: The term f/64 refers to a small aperture setting ...
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Multi-Image Meshing: Image Stitching an Array

I've got a large 1 meter by 2 meter pattern printout for a garment. I'm not able to capture fine detail with a single shot, namely the sensor on my camera captures poor detail at distances past a ...
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Could I do glass plate photography myself domestically?

Hi I recently came across the works of an old photographer named [Jean Gilletta](http://www.past-to-present.com/photographer.cfm?lastname=GILLETTA_. He worked in Nice, France around the turn of the ...
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My 4x5's Rangefinder image is shifted horizontally

I have a Busch-Pressman Model D 4x5 camera (1940's I think) with a synchronized Meyer-Opticraft Rangefinder. I have been trying to fine tune the rangefinder in order to make it useable, but there is ...
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Help identifying a camera during the London Olympics games 2012

During the final competition of the individual all-around gymnastics (won by Gabby Douglas) I noticed a photographer (if memory doesn't fail me, he was placed behind the russian team) with a very ...
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What are Medium Format and Large Format cameras?

What are they and what are they used for? And how are they different from regular SLR or DLSR cameras?
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What is a banquet photo?

I recently read a New York Times article about Banquet Photos and am wondering about them. I am not sure what makes a photo one. What are the requirements?
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Why invest in high end large- and medium-format digital cameras?

I've been reading about Hasselblad, Mamiya (medium format) and Sinar (large format), both offer lots and lots of megapixels and the frame format. On the other hand, I've been learning about concepts ...
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What's a good application to view large images (100 to 1000+ megapixels)

I'm generating some large imagery and am trying to find a decent application that can handle these well. I realize there are various flash based ones for viewing on the web but I'd ideally like an ...
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What is the best technology for large, permanent digital printing?

Few questions: What is the best printer/plotter for printing large format images (best means best visual quality) What material and inkjet is the most permanent? I'm thinking of printing images ...
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Is a “Zone” Large Format Camera with gold plating legit?

Has anyone heard of the brand "Zone", who makes large format cameras? I've been looking into buying a 4x5 large-format camera, and have been digging through eBay items. I came across this one: NEW ~ ...
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With all other things equal, in a DSLR, will a larger sensor produce a sharper image?

I asked a question a while ago here about the "sweet spot" of a lens, which led to a really interesting discussion of "sharpness", the physics of light, and general image quality. 1st Question In ...
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Buying high-quality papers for use with large format fine art ink jet printers?

I'm at a loss as to where I can buy nice, high-quality ink jet papers (Hahnemühle, Museo DFA, Breathing Color, Ilford, etc.) at a local store (rather than on the internet.) There are a couple local ...
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Should I consider a used Tachihara 4x5" Large-Format camera or an equivalent new alternative?

As my primary photographic interests lie in landscape photography, I've been seriously looking into buying a large-format camera. In my research, I encountered the Tachihara 4x5", which is a ...