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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    hi onnect17


    5 or 10 years ago or when this site was on lusenet, or even on Pnet the membership would have
    all stood up and left the room or it would have been a bar-fight like in a hollywood western
    if they were told smaller than 4x5 was permitted here.
    ( the moderators would have had to moderate )

    not so much now.

    while the faq might say " it has to be 4x5 or euro equiv. sheet film"
    there's stuff of every size and genre here. even submini can be posted here in the lounge.
    ( its kind of non-exclusive nowadays )
    Last edited by jnantz; 18-May-2016 at 16:41. Reason: fergot where.
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    there's always the lounge and yes some small format stuff gets sensible answers in there, sometimes.

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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    Must I repeat? Large Format is a state of mind, not a camera size.
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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    Just to make it clear, I have nothing against smaller formats, which I like as much as any other. It's the discrepancy between the criteria stated in the FAQ and the sorting of the images in the corresponding forum.

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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_1856 View Post
    Must I repeat? Large Format is a state of mind, not a camera size.
    Well I want to make LF prints using small format negatives and that is considered not LF so I think its more a taking capture size. But then again if you print a LF digital neg from a 35mm film frame to then use as a LF contact sheet it gets confusing. So I think the definition should be original taking equipment capturing a minimum 4x5 image area which covers it without needing to specify film, paper, digital or any other medium.

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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by onnect17 View Post
    Agree with the approach but if I am reading it correctly, it does not match the FAQ. Here's a copy and paste:

    ...Commonly accepted definitions base large format photography on 4"x5" and larger sheet film (or the 9x12 cm metric equivalent), regardless of the style of camera being used. This is the definition we will use. We would also consider a digital back with a nominal sensor size of 4"x5" or larger to be LF, as well, regardless of technology....
    large sized roll film qualifies, right?

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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    large sized roll film qualifies, right?
    Sure. If you had, say, an aerial camera that made 4x5" or larger pictures on large rolls, that would qualify. Cirkut cameras, too.

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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Sure. If you had, say, an aerial camera that made 4x5" or larger pictures on large rolls, that would qualify. Cirkut cameras, too.
    Or a 110 camera

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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Or a 110 camera
    Yup. And 53, 54, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 123, 126, 515, 523, 526...

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    Re: LF definition used by the forum

    Thanks to all for the posts but it seems like somebody carved the FAQ in stone. I found a thread on the same subject here: http://www.largeformatphotography.in...-LF-definition

    In any case, thank to Sandy King for make it clear what was/is going on.

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