No it isn't only about the equipment it is about the selective focus due to thinner DOF. It is about film speed plus larger apertures on longer lenses. Its about the inherent differences between LF lenses and 35mm lenses. Its about the inherent differences between LF film and digital. Its about having to think more and shoot less. Its about making the shot count.
Originally Posted by steve
For the most part I think the DSLR is great for PJ -- that is not to say it is the same as or even close to LF or roll film with regard to image quality. Just as 35mm can not stand-up to LF or MF. Your post, in general, is insulting and in this instance ignorant. I can say this without being psychic, just as I have seen the LF PJ work and found it to be rich and unique without having an ax to grind.