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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Budding View Post
    It's been my experience that medium and large format produce results that are far superior to any Leica. There is no substitute for film area. Leicas are excellent, though, if you need something small, light, and quiet for low light shooting. It just depends on what compromises you're willing to make. Sometimes large format isn't practical.
    I find leicas are far superior to LF if in the graininess department. There's also LOTS of situations (street photography) where LF will produce far inferior results - as you've given some tip of the hat to... that particular grainless LF image quality is just one parameter some people chase after. I personally feel peoples' time is better spent chasing after other image qualities... i.e. composition, doing something novel, etc... even if it's with a POS (oops I meant point AND shoot) digi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elekm View Post
    I'm not saying that a better camera won't make you a better photographer. I'm just saying that many buy that expensive body or lens and expect their photography to improve immediately.

    Hey, and maybe it does, because it gives them more confidence to shoot differently. But in the end, it's not for me to say.

    By the way, that hasn't stopped me from owning some very expensive gear at various times. It didn't always improve my photography, but it sure did make my wallet thin.
    Pretty much what I've been trying to say all through this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    Pretty much what I've been trying to say all through this thread...
    See how easy (and short) it can be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    See how easy (and short) it can be done?
    what's the emoticon for 'pulling my hair out'...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    what's the emoticon for 'pulling my hair out'...?
    No "emoticon" needed. Just click the ignore button and be done with it.
    2F/2F

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    nawww... I wouldn't do that unless jorge showed his mug here again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    I find leicas are far superior to LF if in the graininess department.
    You mean when you want a grainy shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    You mean when you want a grainy shot?
    yes - just trying to bring another perspective in - which is funny since I'm a 'LF guy'. But I think there's a lot of people who sit around with the tacit assumption that bigger film = better. Probably not for ralph gibson... I don't think his work would be possible or desirable with LF. As an example of what I mean to suggest...

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