These links take you to various articles relating to using press cameras
Why Use A Speed Graphic
BEFORE CROPPING, Hand held, of course.
AFTER CROPPING, the real reason for the big negative.
The usable area of the negative is still larger than a 6x7 negative.
All: 4x5 Pacemaker Crown Graphic, 135mm f4.7 Optar.
Scan courtesy of Bill Owens.