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    Quote Originally Posted by gma
    When you are making the exposure you see the whole square and not a cropped rectangular image.
    There is a way around this: Opaque document-tape in the corners of the groundglass. The screen in the Hassi is covered with sheets of glass, bottom and top. Appropriate markings are easy to apply and remove.

    BTW.: The outside-lines on the grid-screen approximate 4.5x6 vertically and horizontally.

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    There is a cheap format mask set [part no 41151] available for hasselblad film backs / viewfinders that allow you to see and expose rectangle formats [6 X 4.5 & Panoramic] which work on most of their 6x6 cameras. Its about $10 used or $30 new.

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    The Zeiss folder I have ordered is 4.5x6 (almost the same proportions as 8x10) so fortunately I will not have to learn to think in a different shaped format.
    [FONT=Century Gothic][/FONT][SIZE=7][/SIZE][COLOR=DarkOrange][/COLOR] I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up!

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    I love the square.

    I especially love printing full-frame 6.5" or so squares, then mounting/matting them to 8x10". Gorgeous.

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    I've heard the repeated argument that the Square Format "wastes" so much paper.

    There is always a flip side ... the Rectangular Format "wastes" *so* much of the lens image ....

    So which is more important - the lens field, or the paper?

    Y' pays yer money and yer takes yer choice ...

    Oooops ... I forgot we have many international members who might not understand that ...
    It was a common cry from Circus sideshow attendants to try to get participants to "throw the balls at the bottles" - and if you were successful, "You paid your money, and you seleted whatever prize you wanted.
    Carpe erratum!!

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    re wasting paper

    I found printing square really efficient on paper - the 2" cut off the top off an 8x10" makes perfect test strips for the next print.

    On the other hand when I print full page, I'm always digging round for scraps. It always seems a waste to cut up a fresh sheet just for testing. Much nicer to know there'll be a whole bunch of pre-cut scraps in the box...

    Ian

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    A few years ago I had and enjoyed a Mamiya C3 and could 'see square' admitidly crudely. The negs were almost always printed square - they sorta worked for me. In my complete stupidity I sold the camera to finance a Brony ETRC which I still have but rarely use. How I wish I still had the C3, bigger neg, no parralax error with the paramender, capable of good close ups with a little maths....

    Re 'wasting' paper, surely you print the image cropped the way it works best. Any other way is a waste of paper imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Brewer
    Re 'wasting' paper, surely you print the image cropped the way it works best. Any other way is a waste of paper imho.
    A trueism (sp?) if ever there was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdef
    Ed, how often do you print round?
    I don't. Never have. I have seen *interesting* work printed in a square format, but rotated 45 degrees, so that it was "diamond" shaped.

    Hmm... round. I'll think about that...
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    jdef, LOL!

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