Experiments in Medium Format
Some years back Phase One offered to loan me a 40 megapixel medium format camera to try on flying insects. As well as the much larger chip with larger pixels and larger pixel count, this heavy and clumsy camera promised a dramatic improvement in image quality. At the same time I tweaked my flash units to produce a speed of around 1/60,000 second - this proved particularly useful when photographing small insects with ultra fast wing-beat frequencies or jumping insects such as grasshoppers. I was not disappointed - the combination of these various improvements produced astounding quality.
Unfortunately though such seamless image quality only became really apparent when viewing huge prints of A1 or larger. If you need to fill a wall with one of the little beasties on this page, such images are ideal.