I’ve been shooting in the studio throughout my career, mostly 4×5 transparencies. My clients began asking for digital when capture sizes hit about 6MP. It was time to bite the bullet.
To keep my clients, I made the investment. The cost was all mine, and the savings (film, processing, polaroid, messengers) went to them. When I was told that the images from my Megavision S3 were too small, reality sank in; This was going to be expensive, and would probably never end.
“Digital stitching with MultiStitch can triple the useful life of your most expensive gear.”
I made my first large format camera mount for a DSLR in 2002. A light came on when I was shooting some flat art; I used the rise-fall-shift on my 4×5 camera to shoot 4 frames for digital stitching in a 2-over-2 pattern. The files were great. I needed this for every digital still life job, not just dead-level setups. I got to work.
If you shoot stills and want larger files, don’t buy a new digital back, get a MultiStitch!
Digital still life shooters hate being trapped in small-format. Those that tested my prototypes all said the same things: “Can I keep it?” and “How much do you want for it?” Check out some sample images here.
Remember the sweet feel of a long, fast lens on a 4×5? Controlling depth of field & perspective…shooting jewelry at 2:1 …well it’s possible again because true large-format digital has finally arrived.
If your capture device is over 3 years old you need a MultiStitch!