Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
But was this that enlarging technology got advanced and the 4x5 detail was no longer needed?


~Stone

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4 x 5 detail was essentially wasted in the process used to put the photographs on to newsprint - have you ever looked closely at the half-tones used in old newsprint photos .

As 35mm cameras and lenses and systems became common, and 35mm film was improved, the smaller format was quickly recognized as being much more appropriate for deadline sensitive work.