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The Medium Format Advantage, 2nd Edition by Ernst Wildi

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CHAPTER 3

Image Formats

SELECTING THE FORMAT

In the medium format, different cameras produce different image formats, so it is worthwhile to determine which format serves which purpose best.

Professionals use the medium format camera daily or at least a few times each week. Your choice of image format is important because the medium format camera is likely to become the photographic tool you use the most. When you choose a camera, price should not take precedence over the camera’s format and design characteristics.

The format decision for the camera should not even be based on the desired image shape of the final picture. For example, you should not choose a camera that shoots rectangular images simply because you or the client prefer such ...

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