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Thread: Any 6X9 SLRs?

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    Any 6X9 SLRs?

    Right now the only format I have larger than 35mm is my Pentax 645. I love it, but want to go larger. I had a Pentax 6X7 MLU, but wasn't using it and sold it to fund other gear I wanted at the time. Now I miss the 6X7, but may as well go as large as I want. I DON'T want large format. I want something that can be put into a camera bag, set up on a tripod quickly(or used handheld), and allow me to get several shots without having to change film. Also I like eye level finders and don't like waist level. Don't care if it has autofocus or meter. I see there are the Fuji 6X9 RFs, but I prefer an SLR. Any out there?
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    I asked a similar question and ended up with several P67s. And it has taken this long to get close to the system I wanted so I am almost ready to start shooting them.
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    Fuji has the 6x8 GX680.

    There are 6x9 field view cameras. A Horseman VH-R, for example, has an integrated rangefinder. Maybe these are better called press cameras? Well, they fold down relatively compact.

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    The Plaubel Makiflex is not easy to find, but has an eye level Porrofinder and takes 6x9cm film.
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    If you were considering rangefinders, the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 Kodak Medalist cameras give you a negative of essentially the same size - on 620 film.
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    2 1/4 x3 1/4 Graflex

    Musashino Rittreck/Optika SLR

    But you'll be restricted to longer focal lengths with all of these SLRs.

    PS: I should add, without custom hacks these two are waist-level viewing/focusing only.
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    I have a 120mm Angulon in barrel on a recessed board that focuses to infinity on my Makiflex. But that is really pushing the limits of the camera design. 125mm would probably be better, but I love the old Schneider lenses.

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    There is a 6x8 option for the RB67, but it isn't particularly easy to put everything together for it, and if you also require eye level viewing, I'not entirely sure the viewing system will give you what you want.
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    What you want is a Fuji GW or GSW 690 with a flapping mirror box. It has not yet been invented, except for the Plaubel Makina Reflex which is an extremely rare item.

    The point is that a pentaprism finder for a 6x9 format has never been manufactured until today.
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    The Fuji GX680 is a really big camera, but very versatile, combining movements on the front standard with an SLR design. There was one for sale recently in the classifieds, maybe still available.
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