Large Format Digital Adapter Plate

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  1. smoke665

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    Stumbled across one of these FotodioX Pro Canon EOS Large Format 4 x 5 Adapter 4X5-EOS-P B&H and found it interesting. This one was for Canon, but they make them for all brands. Supposedly allows you to mount your DSLR to a 4x5 back. By moving the plate up/down/side to side, you can capture individual shots which you then stitch together post. Anyone used one of these, and comments on how well they work???


     
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    Can't comment on how well they work, but my first reaction is they're a solution in search of a problem.
     
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    Maybe. Might depend on how accurately you could control the adjustment, and the stitching in post, but at the least a tortuous route to a digital 4x5, when you could simply scan a 4x5.
     
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    True that. With the cost of scanners equal to the cost of this gizmo, I'd much rather go that route. Plus, I'll still have a negative large enough to use that makes old-fashioned wet printing fun.
     
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    I tried one and quickly went back to shooting and developing film.

    I spend more time trying to deal with stitching issues then I would spend developing and scanning film.

    For stitching to work well you have to have about 30% overlapping on the images plus good content for the computer to match up. So stitching sky’s can be quite problematic.


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