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    Advantages of 35mm over MF/LF

    I was wondering how many advantages 35mm has over MF/LF, such as depth of field, rapid change of position for composition and perspective, quick recognition and exposure, unobtrusive action, to name but a few. Perhaps others could add to this list?

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    High speed motor drives. Wider range of lens, superwides to super teles.

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    Since i hike in, first off is the weight. My RZ67 is HEAVY, compared to my Nikon 35mms. Plus u have to set up the tripod, take exp
    reading, its a whole diff ballgame.
    Also u get 36 exp instead of 10. More lenses and assc. Way cheaper. Film more available. I just bought roll of 35 TriX at CVS drugs. They
    prob last carrried 120 in 1965 , if at all!

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    35mm film is available in bulk rolls (B&W, at least.) That's always been a deal maker for me.
    Those who know, shoot film

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    Beautiful grain. Sorry, but I like grain. I just printed a 11x14 of a scene from a few months ago on Ilford Fiber last night and the grain was subtle and beautiful. God did it come out well. Really makes you appreciate proper tool use.
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    Getting the shot or not getting the shot..but you already knew that, Clive Seriously, that relates mostly to LF though, as most MF cameras are pretty nimble (ok, not a Mamiya RB/RZ67 maybe). Oh, and yes, GRAIN! Grain is beautiful.

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    I did a double-take on this thread title thinking it was the recent one circulating about the advantages of medium format over 35mm.

    I took a nice vacation trip a few months ago and must have had 4-35mm cameras and 3 medium format cameras and a big box of film for each format. Interestingly, I only shot a few frames of 6x6 at one event and the rest were made on 35mm (either slide film in my OM-2 or B&W in my ME Super). Now I'm trying to figure out why I didn't shoot more medium format. Was it because my 35mm cameras are faster, lighter and easier to use? Or was it because I figured most shots didn't warrant the larger negative size? A combination of both reasons? I don't know, but given the choice of the two formats, I chose 35mm so there must be some advantage to that format for was I was doing.

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    Dispite the bulk and limitness of 120 film, I really like MF. I wouldn't give up my RB67 or Rolleiflex for anything.

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    Re: Advantages of 35mm over MF/LF

    for the life of me can never make a decent print w 35mm...but mf no problem !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Schrager View Post
    for the life of me can never make a decent print w 35mm...but mf no problem !!!

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    I share the opposite problem....
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