The majority of photographers do not start in the medium format. Most often they move up from a smaller film size, such as 35 mm, hoping to produce better quality pictures or more saleable images or to simply become more successful photographers. All this is possible, but only by being aware of the possibilities and limitations of the format and equipment.

There are also professionals normally working with larger negative sizes who move down to the medium format because of its convenience, faster shooting capability, and portability. This is happening more often today because of the superb definition of the modern color and black-and-white films. In the words of many photographers, large format image quality is now obtained on medium ...

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