I’ve been a photographer in New York City for 30 Years. I grew up on big film and assisted back when catalog fashion was shot with 8×10 cameras and Ascor Sun Guns. (Yes, they did blow up on occasion.)
As the industry shifted to digital capture, I found myself frustrated working with small cameras. I was an early adopter of large format digital. In 2002, I mounted a Canon 1D DSLR on my 4X5. I wish I had patented THAT!
Over time I bought the D30, D60, 20D, 5D, and now the 5DII. Where image improvements used to come with new film (which I billed my clients for), now I was spending $3500 every few years to get larger digital captures. Digital backs are worse: $25,000 minimum every 3-5 years!
If you shoot stills, own a digital capture device, and want larger files, get a MultiStitch!
I started experimenting on a way to work on my ground-glass again about 8 years ago. The result is MultiStitch, US Patent Nos. 8,538,253 and 8,639,110 . I now shoot with my 4X5 using an image area about four times what I’ve been trapped in. I produce 44MP files with my old 5D and 72MP with the 5DII. Using a 33MP digital back with a 36X48mm chip, I have true large format digital capture and HUGE 112MP files.
If you shoot architectural and want to shoot 4×5 again, get a MultiStitch!
The NEW MultiStitch 2.0 for the Graflock “universal” mount is now available for digital backs (Mamiya 645 and Hasselblad V-mount), Canon, Nikon, & Sony DSLRs (full-frame and APS-c), and mirrorless cameras by Sony, Samsung, Leica, and others using adapters.
We make the original OEM MultiStitch for eight 4×5 /capture device combos: Sinar/Horseman and Cambo cameras in combination with Phase One/Mamiya 645 & Hasselblad V-mount digital backs, and Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. We support chip sizes of 24X36, 36X36, 33X44, and 36X48mm. We have 3 units left of the discontinued MultiStitch for Ebony cameras, get in touch for information on our limited stock.
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