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    I have a Mamiya c330, but I would hardly call mine a 'period camera', unless your period is the 1980's. It sounds like you're wanting to shoot with it simply for 'nostalgia feel' - are you actually interested in the moderate bump-up to 6x6 negatives or is this less of a concern? I agree a Speed Graphic (or a Crown if you want it to be moderately more portable and don't care about the focal plane shutter) would be a cool idea...and would be a bit more authentic than the Mamiya if that's your reasoning for using it - but developing & printing 4x5 means a whole other buy-in if you're not currently set up to use one.

    So, as Q.G. asked, what's the reasoning? The Mamiya TLRs are a lot of fun, BTW...so if you're just looking to have a good time - give the Mamiya a call.
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    I guess it's just a fascination with the past and it's a chance to get ones hands on and use something historic in a setting that has meaning.

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    As for bigger negatives, yes I think they might be usefull. Not to mention square negs gives the option of cropping to portrait/lanscape if required although sticking to square sounds interesting. I might also need the extra quality.

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    Then perhaps a Rolleiflex TLR?
    Square. You can find ones from the period.
    And though from 'the other side', quite probably used on both sides (just like Contax and Leica).

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