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    Square composition and Rectangle compositions work differently. It is hard to get much side to side or top to bottom motion in the square composition. A square is much more center oriented. I never center anything in a Rectangle.

    Personally I can't help but compose full frame with whatever camera. So when I get tired of the square with the Rolleiflex, I switch to the Pentax 67 and go with the rectangle. I have cropped the 67 down to a square far more than cropping the 66 down to a rectangle. When cropping significant parts of my negative I feel like I failed to see what was going on in the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bentley Boyd View Post
    To me the beauty of 6x6 is the choice it gives you of
    printing ... any proportion you want without having to
    turn the camera ...
    The square format always projects on the easel
    a correctly oriented image for easy viewing, portrait
    or landscape. Not so with 6x4.5 and 6x7. Those two
    benefit from a revolving negative carrier.

    On an 8x10 basis the 6x7 negative has 50 + percent
    more area; 8x10s vs 10x12. On the same basis the
    6x6 and 6x4.5 have nearly the same area with
    square having the advantage.

    I'd be interested in a 10x10, 4 inch square, SLR
    with two or three of the basic view camera
    movements. Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancqu View Post
    The square format always projects on the easel
    a correctly oriented image for easy viewing, portrait
    or landscape.
    Not necessarily; it depends on whether the camera runs the film through horizontally (like a folder) or vertically (like a TLR). With my enlarger, positioned to work with it "head-on," the latter produces images that are always projected with 90-degree rotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram View Post
    Square simply rulez bitches yo
    I take it you're speaking of my former employerz?

    "What Would Zeus Do?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by srs5694 View Post
    Not necessarily; it depends on whether the
    camera runs the film through horizontally
    (like a folder) or vertically (like a TLR).
    Too much focused on the horizontal. I the owner
    and user of the Mamiya C2 in the early 60s. Dan

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    I usually shoot 645 and 6X9 - very rectangular. But I do shoot some 6X6. I usually intend to crop these to rectangular for printing - the viewfinder on one of my cameras even has some guidelines for it. It seldom works out that way. I've been too well trained to fill the viewfinder frame. My square shots usually come out either very square or nearly so. This is not a bad thing. (I just get a slightly weird and guilty feeling about printing 11X11 on 11X14 paper - like I'm wasting some paper. I'm not really being wasteful, but habit and training make me feel that way.)

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    About square on 4"x5", I recently made a kind of mask out of a rigid black plastic sheet (unexposed colour slide) and mounted it in my Linhof between the back standard and the focussing screen, now I have 4"x4" on the film, the Polaroïds and on the prints with a very nice black border...
    It might be a little odd but I like it this way!
    "...If you can not stand the rustle of the leafs, then do not go in to the woods..."
    (freely translated quote by Guido Gezelle)

    PS: English is only my third language, please do forgive me my sloppy grammar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leicam5 View Post
    About square on 4"x5", I recently made a kind of mask out of a rigid black plastic sheet (unexposed colour slide) and mounted it in my Linhof between the back standard and the focussing screen, now I have 4"x4" on the film, the Polaroïds and on the prints with a very nice black border...
    It might be a little odd but I like it this way!
    I had been wondering if there was a cheap & easy way to get square format LF. Thanks for writing in about this.
    "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Jim Horning

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