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    6x6 with movements?

    I'd like to get a 6x6 capable camera with movements. Can you get 6x6 backs for 2x3 Graphics? (probably can't afford a Linhof 6x9!). Is this my only option apart from the Hasselblad flex? I don't want to spend too much money!

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    6X6 With Movements

    Your best bet would be a 4X5 view camera with a roll film back. A Graphic type camera will have more limited movements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sar-photo View Post
    I'd like to get a 6x6 capable camera with movements. Can you get 6x6 backs for 2x3 Graphics? (probably can't afford a Linhof 6x9!). Is this my only option apart from the Hasselblad flex? I don't want to spend too much money!

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    I have seen 6X6 backs for baby speeds and crowns, the 6X9 is the most common back. The are also a few MF view cameras around as well, but most are 6X9 not 6X6. The Rollie SL 66 has some movements, shift, not sure about tilt.

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    If you want the best flexibility, choose a 4x5 camera with a roll film back.
    If you want portability and the square, the Rolleiflex SL66 could be your best bet (http://www.sl66.com/).
    Of course, you also have the Hasselblad FlexBody, which in reality is a small viewcamera.
    Its great if you already have Hasselblad lenses, otherwise, if you are starting from
    scratch, a LF view camera could be best: available new, more ecomonic and more flexible.
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    Must you have 6x6? I ask because I don't think there are inexpensive 6x6 roll holders for 4x5 cameras but there are inexpensive (relatively) 6x7 and 6x9 roll holders for them.

    About 2x3 Graphics, I use them. They offer about 10 mm front rise and a bit less shift. No swings, except unintended small ones (the reason I don't use shifts), and no tilt. They're fine for shooting 6x9 straight ahead, but that's about it.

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    I'd think a 4x5 field camera with a 6x7 rollfilm back would be your best choice. You can always mask of the negative sides when you print and mark your groundglass appropriately. I have a Flexbody and it's a beautiful camera, but not a good choice if you're looking for an inexpensive solution. A 4x5 gives you a lot of options and they're plentiful.

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    The Rollei SL 66 has front tilts but no shifts.
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    Horseman VH or VH-R, or their predecessors.

    Also there is the big dog, one of the prettiest medium format cameras of all, the fuji gx680. It has some limited movement.
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    Thanks for all the replies!
    I have looked at the Rollei SL66 and it only has tilt, but I think you can get a tilt/shift lens for it - but it can work out to be rather expensive!
    I definitely would prefer 6x6 - it is the format that I am most happy with.
    I really don't want to get a 4x5 - I'd prefer something more compact.

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    You might want to look for a Gavin MF view camera, 6X9 full movements.

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