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    Confused: Beseler 6x6 negative holder isn't square!

    Hi.
    I was just setting up my Beseler 67 to print some 6x6 negatives and I'm a little confused; I went to put a negative into the Beseler #6741 6x6 negative carrier only to discover that the mask in the carrier is isn't square! It's 6.35cm wide, and 5.4cm tall. The images on my negatives are 5.6 x 5.6cm - square. Is this mask designed for 6x6 AND 6x7? Why doesn't it say 6x7cm on it, if that's the case?

    Thanks in advance for clearing my confusion :-)

    -Jesse

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    A #6741 carrier is square, and does say 6 x 6 cm on it.

    What you have is the #6742 carrier for 6 x 7.
    Matt

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    Well, except that it actually says 6741 and 6x6cm on it. But it's definitely NOT square. I'm a bit baffled. Maybe it was mis-engraved at the factory? That seems pretty unlikely though.

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    Here's a photo of it. It doesn't show any signs of having been modified.

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    The very nature of the piece is modified (man made). Likely someone modified it to suit their needs and did a good job about it. Or it was just miss-stamped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpwphoto View Post
    The very nature of the piece is modified (man made). Likely someone modified it to suit their needs and did a good job about it. Or it was just miss-stamped.
    I think that someone has enlarged the opening on your negative holder to permit use with 6x7 negatives - but not in the usual orientation.
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    I filed my 35mm carrier for a full frame. I wasn't as neat though.
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    to show the rebate ?
    i love non center weighted images
    im empty, good luck

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    a lot of people file out the opening to suite their needs just about every one i have bought used had been filed some good some ruined if you bought yours used it has probable has been filed. warrenbruce

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    This equipment was previously owned by a now-retired coworker. Whoever enlarged the window did an impeccable job. We're mostly engineers, scientists, physicists, and machinists here, so there's a good chance it might have found its way into a water jet, wire EDM or laser cutter. Then again, in with the pile of darkroom equipment I got is also a homemade 6x6 negative carrier made out of matte board, and it looks like it was made by someone with a butter knife and a cast on one arm.



 

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