To get away from head to head battles between the dark angel and the peoples dslr for one second Ive been following the latest developments in medium format backs and it seems the way things are going, within five year we will have blad backs that could make LF contact prints look pretty average. Having been to a major photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery here in London and eyeing up the amazing LF close-up portraits I have realised that perhaps the sheer potential for texture, detail and tonality possible in just a few years could redefine the photographic art as a whole. Think about it: in a decade your average amateur MF shooter could have systems of unprecedented photographic power in their hands. Could you image the awesome enlargements that would be possible: imaging capabilities that would previously only have been open to scientists and the military could be in the hands of a well-off amateur. p.s. I'm begging you not to bring up "it's the photographer, not the camera". This is true to a large extent, but we are talking about a photographic revolution here.