i take it by large format you mean a much bigger image? anyways it is much much bigger than that, i just scaled it down so it wasnt a 3meg d/l for anyone who wanted to see it. anyways i did actually do a couple of shots, but i couldnt mate them in a way i was satisfied with, so i just left it the way it was.[/quote]
No, in this case I am referring to a large-format (film) camera. One of those big jobbies that some folks like to call “old fashioned,” with a bellows and a ground glass and a lens that projects the picture on the glass (and on the 4x5, 5x7, 8x10" or even larger sheet of film) upside down and backwards … exactly how an image is supposed to be.
The key feature of such a camera is that the plane of the lens and the plane of the film can be adjusted independently, allowing one to eliminate converging lines in architectural shots. (Search for “Scheimpflug principle” on Google.) It also allows the shooting of pictures where everything … and I mean everything is in perfect, sharp focus at the very same time.