The field type of large format camera photographed below --an old Linhof 5x4 Technika IV film camera --- is very much the opposite of the automation of the modern, medium format digital camera, with their possibilities of auto image stacking, stitching, automatic perspective correction, and sharp lenses that go in the direction that folks call 'clinical'. With the Linhof everything is manual. Nothing is automatic. It is rudimentary equipment albeit (albeit over-engineered) and it's slow photography.
The Linhof does offer a different kind of photographic experience --a more contemplative one--as well as a different aesthetic in that it enables the extended toe and shoulder of sheet film.
With the advances in digital technology the world of medium format digital cameras has changed and, with the 33x44mm cropped medium format 50 megapixels digital cameras --(eg., Pentax 645Z, Fujifilm's GFX and Hasselblad 1XD), are now within people's financial grasp. These cameras, especially the Fujifilm GFX and the Hasselblad X1D, are attractive options as they avoid the need for the expensive digital back the Linhof Techno needs, have lightweight bodies, smallish lenses, rich and full quality files, and are able to be carried around in the field. They also avoid the pitfalls of second hand digital backs.