Quote Originally Posted by Aron View Post
I don't wish to take away from your enthusiasm, but if you're after the experience of contact printing, you might find 4x5 a touch small and 5x7 much better instead. There are quite a few photographers also here on APUG who produce wonderful work with contact printed 4x5 (and also medium format) negatives, but to me the relatively small print size is quite restrictive: composition comes through of course beautifully, but fine detail might be too small for certain viewers.
It's easy enough to make digital negatives at larger sizes for use as contact prints from 4x5" negs.