Quote Originally Posted by JLMoore3
Let's try a couple of films:

Agfa APX 100 120 roll - $2.00 gives you 5 panoramic shots = $.40/shot
Kodak TMX 100 4x5 sheet - $40 for 50 sheets = $.80/shot
Your math is fine, just biased towards B&W; I think you will find most people shooting these backs are using color.

Try this:

Fuji Velvia 100 120 roll - $4.00 gives you 5 panoramic shots = $.80/shot
Fuji Velvia 100 4x5 Ready Loads = $68.99 for 20 sheets = $3.45/shot
Fuji Velvia 100 4x5 - $106.99 for 50 sheets = $2.14/shot

(plus I can buy 120 film locally, I can't for 4x5 of any type - add shipping costs)

Major difference in price!!! FWIW, the Horseman 6x12 back is about $800 new, versus $thousands for a dedicated 6x12 camera.

Panoramic formats are big-business in some areas