Quote Originally Posted by Mark Feldstein View Post
IMHO 8x10 work is hardly a "major learning curve" as someone claimed above. Sure, it's more labor intensive by virtue of size and bulk, but involves the exact same photographic principles as any other type of view camera traditional photography, ie. "exposure, lighting, perspective, depth of field, subject movement (you mean moving targets?)", swings, tilts and so on.

The same person above said they shoot 8x10 because of ". . .the tonal and intense image granularity blow [you] away." I really wish [s]he would explain what tonalty and granularity has to do with the format you're using rather than the way the film is exposed and processed.
I must be wrong Mark. Having never touched a 4x5, 5x7 or 8x10, I am just guessing. Blowin' it out my ass. And never having taught photography classes, I would have no idea the issues raised when formats get bigger. <rolls freaking eyes>. I have to admit, every format is the same. Film is film. Never mind Lucy. Just listen to Mark.

And I suspect you have never even seen an 8x10 negative. Or you would realize how ignorant your second comment is.

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