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On a few recent jobs I brought my DSLR and my large format camera. I set up with the DSLR in mind, (what my clients were expecting) and then brought in my 4X5 and the MultiStitch with a Leaf Aptus 22MP back I rented from Richard at Foto care. The next 2 sample images show the difference:
Architectural MF 4-way stitch with 100% inset
Same interior shot with a Canon 5D with 100% inset
Vertical interior shot with large format digital capture
This next photograph pushes limits. I shot this interior with a 22MP Leaf digtal back and a Nikor 75mm lens with the MultiStitch set up for a vertical. I made my four exposures and then used the lateral shift on my Cambo Ultima D to add images on either end. The result is an 8-way stitched image that is a ridiculous 52.53 x 39.14 inches at 300DPI. My client’s computer could not open the files, and the designer called to ask me how I did it. The 22MP back resulted in a 150MP native capture that is 1.14 Gigs (16 bit). The effective chip size is 90 x 126mm or 3.54 x 4.96 inches; very close to a true 4×5 digital capture!
This image was made using camera shift to add extra images. An 8-way MultiStitch!
Here’s another 8-way stitch. This interior of the Jacob Javits Convention Center was shot with a Schneider 47mm XL using lateral shift to add images at either side of the 4-way vertical MultiStitch. The capture was 50 x 42 inches at 300DPI and 1.05 Gigs (16 bit). Does 50 x 42 sound like 4 x5 to you? I left the rough edges so you can make out individual images and look for the seams.