Quote Originally Posted by thegman View Post
5 inches is only about 12cm, how will a 4x5 lens cover a 6x17 frame? Am I missing something?
A 6x17 back will be moved back from the GG so as long as the lens is not to far away you will be able to get a width of 17cm. If you move the lens too far away the 5" width will restrict the image. When using longer focal lengths you will have to use tele designs and not conventional lenses.