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Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by studentsarah, Jan 20, 2002.

  1. studentsarah

    studentsarah Active Member

    WHAT IS medium and large format?
    (excuse me for exposing my ignorance and little photographic knowledge)
    lol
    Sarah Banks

    'You don't need big breasts and a pretty face to be beautiful'
     
  2. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Sarah there is no such thing as a stupid question, a stupid person doesn't ask in the first place. nor does lack of knowledge of something mean that you are ignorant, So Medium format is generally accepted as being larger then 35mm, not sure what you would classify these panoramic things as, so 4.5cmx6cm up to 6cm x 9mm medium format, anything over that you can say is large format.

    Slimey.
     
  3. studentsarah

    studentsarah Active Member

    ahhhhhh, now I get it. Thanks! I guess people never find out if they don't ask :)
    Cheers!
    Sarah

    'You don't need big breasts and a pretty face to be beautiful'
     
  4. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Why that's how I learned that Leicas are used by tossers Sarah! I asked Slimey and Fangs one day "What kind of camera do you use?" /img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    BigWill
     
  5. Clive

    Clive Well-Known Member

    Just wotchit BigTossPot.
    <font color=red>#

    <font color=black> "Nothing I have is Small Format" (John Donne)
     
  6. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    I call that bold talk for a dead guy! /img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    BigWill "Don't panic Captain Mainwairing!" (Clive Dunne)
     
  7. David Stout

    David Stout Well-Known Member

    Please don't lower the tone of a serious thread BigWill.

    Ta!

    David
     
  8. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Well that would be a first for me!

    BigWill
     
  9. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Yes, the 6x12 and 6x17 formats aren't easy to pigeonhole. They form a sort of crossover area. They take 120 roll film like medium format, but produce an image size more akin to large format. I would say they are MF cameras, if only because they don't take sheet film.

    Nick NRIPN
     
  10. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    In that case, shouldn't 35mm be called 'Small Format' ? /img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    AlanW
     
  11. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    In the past, 35mm was often referred to as "the miniature format"
     
  12. philipbowman

    philipbowman Well-Known Member

    What would they think of APS?

    Phil Bowman, Watford

    "Don't point that Moot at me, Moriaty..."
     
  13. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    Or 110?

    Diane IRIPN
     
  14. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    And 35mm photographers "miniaturists". Indeed, when the Rolleiflex first came out 6x6 was often considered a miniature format. Apparantly.

    Nick NRIPN
     
  15. dogbyte

    dogbyte In the Stop Bath

    Is todays 35mm equivalent to yesterdays medium format in quality - discuss

    Pete
    (I need big boobs and a pretty face to be beautiful)
     
  16. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    No! Next discussion please?

    BigWill

    (I need big boobs.....all donations gratefully received)
     
  17. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Is today's MF equivalent in quality to yesterday's LF? /img/wwwthreads/wink.gif
     
  18. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Agree Will, what are you expecting Santa to bring you?

    Slimey.
     
  19. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Don't mention that foul red suited overweight bearded reindeer loving housebreaker's name around here. I'm still paying for perpetrating the myth that he actually exists to my eight year old daughter! (She has expensive tastes!)

    Big(Skint.....thank you Santa!)Will
     
  20. markb

    markb Active Member

    A a rule of thumb, medium format uses 120 (or 220) rollfilm, whether it's 4.5x6, 6x6, 6x9 etc. Large format cameras are designed to take film at least 4 x 5 inches (but can usually take a rollfilm back). There are LF photographers who look at 4x5 as 'small' and think that 10x8 is the 'proper' film size.

    Personally I think that the larger size of film AND camera movements combine equally to define LF.
     

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