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| p.3 #2 · Medium-Large Format tips |
Jacob D wrote:
That's such a great shot.
I have been thinking about delving into MF myself and was looking at the Pentax 67 II or possibly a Mamiya 7 but not sure I want a rangefinder, or if I do, maybe I want to go with a 6x6 TLR of some sort. I used to play around with these in my high school days, shooting my 5N from the waist is strangely enough what got me thinking about MF again.
So many options
What I really want to know is, what am I in for when it comes to scanning? Drum scans seem...Show more →
Scanning is a pain, there's no question about it. I also scan with an Epson flatbed, and my personal experience is I get files with detail comparable to a 12MP digital camera (though the scanned file is much larger). Larger negatives definitely help for scanning, so I'd definitely lean towards 6x7 vs 6x4.5. The different cameras really all do have their own unique aspects, so they're very hard to compare. I personally shoot both with the Pentax 6x7 and a 6x6 TLR, and I would not be able to pick between them: they're just too different.
If you really do commit to shooting a good amount of film, the new Plustek 120 scanner should be a step up over the flatbeds, at about $2K.