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Hi all,

An article written by ~suntech, reviewed and layed out by the ~photo-class team, aiming at an introduction to the different available camera and film types...

Brief:

Most of us are either used to consumer-range digital cameras or to standard 35mm analogue cameras. However, many other types of supports and cameras exist and are used daily by profesionals.

Letís have a peek at the most common ones.


Please leave us comments if you found this useful or if you have any suggestion.


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Originally submitted: Jan 19, 2004
Resubmitted: May 22, 2007

Article by ~suntech
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marisakarisa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
I cannot view the bigger picture, nor can I download it. I think it needs to be re-uploaded. I just keep getting an error that says "file not found". :\
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marisakarisa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
I cannot view the bigger picture, nor can I download it. I think it needs to be re-uploaded. I just keep getting an error that says "file not found". :\
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vejuzchill Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I also think this page should be updated a little. the prices are way off, and we are up to 39mp with the H3D 39 that came out. it goes for around :wow: $35,000, not bad with the current exchange rates. (not that i'm going to get one, or can afford one :p :D
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vejuzchill Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i agree with :iconevariste:, vintage cameras kick a**. we shouldn't stop using them, just like the vintage audio equipment, now priceless, vintage cameras will gain appeal again. i have a 70's pentax k2, that i picked up from my gramps and a 70's model of the k1000 not the re-release from the nineties, that i learned on, and i found a mamiya 645 in an old dusty box of junk. i haven't gotten the mam to work yet, the shutter sticks. it has double exposure feature too, i never heard of that until i saw this camera.
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Evariste Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Quite a useful read.
I myself have an affinity for vintage cameras, and am starting to learn to handle a few of the ones I have acquired.

While digital is certainly the way to go in the modern world, especially if photography is your professional career plan, I would recommend to any hobbyist/experimenter, hardcore or not, to try and get their hands on the old-timey stuff and see what they can crank out.
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Radioactive-LoVe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I have a Pnasonic DMC-LZ7 and i got if for 199
And they said it was 7 megapixels i am kinda confused its a digital camera too
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pspthemes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007   Interface Designer
a image size of 500Mb !!! wtf! my 400D makes images around 10-20 mb in RAW... and thats 10mpx ;P and for "proffesional use" it's wise to have a camera that take images that have a size of at least 32 mb.. (full format CCD) like the markI etc .. so 500mbs would enable you to print out an image at the size of a jumbojet hehe .. nice!

Nice tut!

Cheers from *mangatobbey
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oguzkalafat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Film dimensions are 36x24mm, not 35x22mm.
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Pytheas Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Student Photographer
I like this general info, just like trivia! :thumbsup:
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mantrasiva Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
great! thanks

why is in the Miscellaneous directory?
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LittleSnowFox Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
...I clicked "download to desktop," but it displayed a "file not found" error. Could something have broken the link? Perhaps you should check it... or maybe this computer is just misbehaving, as it is sometimes wont to do... You have excellent, useful tutorials. I plan to put the photoclass icon in my journal to recommend it to other people. =D (Regretably, I'm not yet good enough to contribute anything... but perhaps someday I can help.)
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ParadoxicalBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
This was very useful, though I wonder if you have any other information about getting the cross processing effect from polaroids?
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Nikolaj Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
It' ectually not the megapixels that count, because when you have 6 MP but your CCD is small, your better of with another camera.
Likewise, the most detail, last time I checked was a camera with 1,5 MP but a huge CCD

A large format digital camera
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cryptix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
:camera: I use a digital camera: SONY DSC-P32.. although i love photography. i do suck in it. very interesting article by the way... :camera:
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nofear-deepblue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
thanx thanx thanx. great job..
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Angel--23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004   Photographer
Thanks so much for all this info...really well laid-out, extremely useful too. :)
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pervert-11 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
Thanks a lot, I found this helpful and a lot of this had more information than I learnt in 2 years of photography and a few more of Studio Arts in high school! The Polaroid stuff sounds very intruiging!
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achfoo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004  Professional Photographer
Great read and a solid overview.

+ 12megapixels for ~$3000? :o I only know of the 1ds and 14n and those are both at least $6000. (The Fuji one doesn't count!)
+ Also, in the Large format section...any specific dimensions on size?

:thumbsup:
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In-Apt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2004
Hi there, thank you for the comment.

About the camera prices - maybe *suntech was talking about the S2Pro. It does have a "fake" pixel count... The full-frame, 10+Mp cameras are far more expensive.



About the dimensions of the large format medium... It depends greatly, because many are custom build to the specification of the photographer. There may be a standard size as well, but I am not aware.
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olivegreenewe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2004
very interesting
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katwoman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004
great article :worship:

thank you soo much!
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:icondegauss:
degauss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
Thanks a lot for this great article. I learned a lot!
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euphoria-angel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
VEry informative, I love it! I really do admire the work that you are doing here :thumbsup:=) Keep up the great job!
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suzums Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004   Photographer
Keep it up fellas!!! :w00t:

very proud of you guys;)
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grindL Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
thank you very much
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blackzer0 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
More info never harmed anybody. Especially that I didn't know that those "accordeon" cameras are still in use (tonight I sleep less stupid :D )

Frankly, what I'm really looking forward to is the Sharpness and Lighting tutorials.

Thank you so much, guys. Keep it up, we love you.
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wwwchrisde Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004   Photographer
Good one! Not too much of a help for me as I have not the money to buy me a medium or large format cam. But it's informative for those who didn't know already.

Hope to see more tutorials like those already posted here!
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papertigress Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
Nice one! I like it a lot!
How about doing one like this about pin hole? :D
I never did get good enough(for me) results...
:blowkiss: just a suggestion... :blowkiss:
Loved this article!








:kiss:
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:iconbzed:
bzed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
well done, as usual!
There are still some other unusual types but they really don't need to be mentioned here....
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infra5 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
very cool thank you guys.
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iceline Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
Ey! This is cool info! Well done! ¦o)
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suntech Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004   Photographer
Nice presentation guys, and thanks for liking it to both the viewers/commenters and the staff :) Wait for more articles! Working on a darkroom tutorial/tips series right now :)
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xEXILEDx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
you should updat ehtis.
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:iconsuntech:
suntech Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005   Photographer
like what parts exactly ? as far as I'm concerned all that's changed is the mpixel range for digi cams but I could be wrong ... enlighten me :P I haven't been doing much on DA lately at all so I'm a bit out of the loop.

Anyways, looking forward to a clarification, and thanks for takin' a look at this stuff :)
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xEXILEDx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
I think It would be nice to explore digital:
-pointandshoot
-DSLR
a little further.
And maybe even the gigapixle cameras.
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CathieHeart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
A great article for those who are unsure of what media type to get .. I think I'll be sticking with digital, but will splurge in the future to get one with manual controls :D
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padilha Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
well presented and extremely informative!
keep it coming! :)
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mnmsfreak Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
Good information once again. Thanks for this you guys. :blowkiss: Keep it up!
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