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    I'd be happy with 6x7 I assume your referring to the Mamiya. I looked at the specs RB67 and as warned it weighs near double the SQ-AI.
    I've been using a rolleicord a bit recently and I really like the different composition of the Square format. and there's also plenty of room to crop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JammyB View Post
    I'd be happy with 6x7 I assume your referring to the Mamiya. I looked at the specs RB67 and as warned it weighs near double the SQ-AI.
    The GS-1 is the lighter and more compact than the Mamiyas. It's the same weight as the P67.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-S View Post
    Why square? Seems 6x7 would be a better choice, especially since you can get 6x6 backs for them.
    I've looked at getting a 6x6 back for the RZ, but they are pricy. There is one on eBay now but it is $230 + $25 s/h from Japan. That's why I have both an SQ-A and RZ. Ok, that's not why, but I love them both.


    Quote Originally Posted by JammyB View Post
    I'd be happy with 6x7 I assume your referring to the Mamiya. I looked at the specs RB67 and as warned it weighs near double the SQ-AI.
    I've been using a rolleicord a bit recently and I really like the different composition of the Square format. and there's also plenty of room to crop.


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    The RB/RZ are heavy (RZ might be lighter due to plastics) but they are fantastic machines.

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    I haven't used one, but the RB/RZ (effectively 7x7 camera systems) look much bigger & heavier animals than a 6x6 SLR.

    To shoot verticals on a 6x7 without a revolving back is quite cumbersome (almost impossible with a WLF) and requires a big tripod head to hold the camera vertical (or some kind of 'L' bracket). My Pentax 6x7 is relatively easy to hand-hold vertically (without the left hand grip attached) - just like a 35mm SLR with my left hand cupping the lens.

    IIRC the Rollie 6xxx cameras allowed you to rotate the 6x4.5 back for verticals, I thought that was a very good idea.

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