Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stanworth
The world around us is not presented in 1:1 or 1.25:1 ratios. The photographer gets to choose the way final images are presented and does not have to accept the proportions of a viewfinder. The right shape is right shape. If that is square fine, if rectangular fine regardless of the viewfinder shape you started with.
That would be my view (if I'd been able to state it that clearly! Thanks, Tom!).

Quote Originally Posted by gnashings
I always crop my 6x6 to a rectangle, mainly because I am cheap - I mean, on a 8x10 sheet of paper, I paid for that 2x8 rectangle I am not using!!!
Yes, I'm cheap enough to have that problem too! However, I find that if I cut that section off before exposure and processing it makes a pretty decent size and shape for a test strip.