Despite the proliferation of digital imaging systems, learning about and understanding the characteristics of the different formats in film-based systems provides an important starting point in the understanding of photography and can make the process of deciphering the complexities of digital imaging easier. Indeed, it is often the use of film cameras and the joy of watching a print appear under the safelight that initially piques the interest of a would-be photographer, even today. Without first considering film-based systems, there is no benchmark for evaluating the merits of digital camera systems. Additionally, at the time of writing, although ...

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