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    Keep the hassy, buy an anchor and throw that in your bag. It'll weigh the same and its a great workout!
    Let me know if you're serious about the fuji, I had the chance to get one last time I was in l.a for cheap.
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    I used to proof a 120-roll's-worth of 6x9cm negs on one sheet of 8x10-inch paper regularly. Should be no problem with the Fuji 6x8 (which is basically the same).

    FWIW, 6x9 (or 6x8 in your case) gives you a whole lot more negative area than 6x6 unless you plan on printing square. Cropping 6x6 gives you 6x4.5 or something similar for that aspect ratio; cropping 6x9 to the same aspect ratio is your 6x8: 27 vs 48 sq. cm. That's a major difference if you are planning on enlarging much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    Keep the hassy, buy an anchor and throw that in your bag. It'll weigh the same and its a great workout!
    Let me know if you're serious about the fuji, I had the chance to get one last time I was in l.a for cheap.
    Thanks Vinny,
    I know I can always rely on you for a witty comment
    Yes, I'm serious about the Fuji. The HB is great, and I DO plan on keeping it, but Doremus brings up a good point; if cropping 6x6, I'm basically getting 1/2 the negative size-wise after that crop vs. shooting 6x8 right off the bat.
    I plan to drum scan the majority of film, like what I already do with 6x6, but making optical enlargements is on the agenda as well for those shots where I feel that a better option, or if I just want to

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    Keep the hassy, buy an anchor and throw that in your bag. It'll weigh the same and its a great workout!
    Let me know if you're serious about the fuji, I had the chance to get one last time I was in l.a for cheap.
    It would have to be a pretty large anchor though.

    I think it was on PhotoNet a couple of years ago when I was researching the GX680 that a guy took his backpacking

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    I just googled up one of these Fuji things. GOOD LORD! What do you tote it around with?--a hand truck? Maybe a pack mule. I believe I'd get a Crown Graphic and a 6x9 roll film back and live with 8 negatives per roll than 9. Seems like it would be a ton cheaper too. Or a view camera with roll film back if you've got to have the movements. On top of that, I don't have a very high personal opinion of Fuji lenses. I'd be afraid of light falloff from doing too much movement.

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    ya, they're not small by any margin

    But I don't plan on backpacking this thing around, it'll be mostly local/from the car shooting.

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    Unfortunately I don't have my negatives handy - the only shot I have of one that shows the edges is this: http://ph.otographer.com/landscape-p...7-bryce-canyon ... and it's a bit fuzzy.

    As far as traveling with it - there's a shot here in use out near the Mojave desert with the case that I carried everything in: http://ph.otographer.com/the-photographer

    It wasn't that bad carrying it around outside without the case, I did some walk abouts in San Francisco with it and the monopod, and also some just carrying it around.

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