what do these terms mean?

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  1. tinkerbell50404

    tinkerbell50404 TPF Noob!

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    What is the relevance of these terms?

    -Medium format camera .. does it apply to digital cameras as well?

    -1/125 at f/5.6.. I know the f/5.6 is the aperature but what is the 1/125?
     
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    D-50 TPF Noob!

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    1/125 is the shutter speed.
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Medium format refers to film cameras with a negative size larger than 35mm but smaller than 4x5. In almost all cases of medium format cameras being made today, they use 120 roll film. Negative sizes range from 1 5/8" x 2 1/4" to 6cm x 7cm.
     
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    Medium format also refers to digital. You can get digital backs or full digital medium format cameras. It just refers to the size, as said above, between 35mm and large format (4x5 and up).
     

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