Quote Originally Posted by Karl K View Post
I am stating a fact: with all other factors being equal, the larger the negative, the higher the quality the print.
PDH is stating a fact too.

The problem with your argument is that in the real world the factors are rarely if ever equal (except in labs or controlled tests) and the expectations from photographer to photographer or viewer to viewer, almost never are.

Sure when a grainless print with an abundance of sharp detail is the target or correcting parallax or getting a Petzval swirl or ... is important and your subject will stand still for a bit larger formats do offer some very distinct advantages that can improve the final product and make our darkroom work easier.

A grainless print with an abundance of sharp detail is not always the defined quality standard.