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    New article: the 5x7 format

    A new article,
    The 5x7 format in practice has been posted. All constructive comments welcome.
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    New article: the 5x7 format

    Nice and useful overview Tuan,
    spotted one small typo, should say Kodak 160NC (not 1600NC).
    Best,

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    New article: the 5x7 format

    Hi QT,

    I read that you cut 5*7 out of a 8*10 sheet.
    Is that to save hassle of finding the sheets in your preferred emulsion is there another reason, e.g. price (which I doubt)

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    New article: the 5x7 format

    Both. This is explained in the article.

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    New article: the 5x7 format

    An even better, and deader, format is the old full plate: 6.5x8.5.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    New article: the 5x7 format

    Would you recommend buying a wooden or metal 5x7" Canham?

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    New article: the 5x7 format

    QT .... nice job! My offer still holds for ordering 13x18 film. A couple of comments:

    AFAIK Agfa RSXII 100 is no longer manufactured in 13x18 and may not be available in any size, I know the 8x10 was discontinued about two years ago. The 13x18 was discontinued a little less than a year ago, I bought some 15 boxes from a small dealer in Germany and a few of the larger shops may still ahve a bit in stock. All this happened before /Agfa's current woes so not directly related. BTW if anybody wants a box of this stuff I can spare a few.

    Martin, both QT and I use the wooden Canham. I refer to this as a wooden box with metal working parts inside which is largely what it is. My feeling is that the wooden model is perhaps more rigid than the all metal 5x7 but that is not based on any experience. I have used the wooden camera for some ten years but never the 5x7 metal camera.

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    New article: the 5x7 format

    "An even better, and deader, format is the old full plate: 6.5x8.5."

    I'm in total agreement with you on that Bill. In fact, if I win the $226 million MegaMillions jackpot the day after tomorrow, count on there being full plate Fuji Quickload Acros and holders as well as an Ebony "SV6585" to use it in!

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    New article: the 5x7 format

    I also love the 6.5x8.5 format, and sometimes shoot 8x10 to be cropped to that size. The proportions of the rectangle seem so elegantly balanced; it was originally worked out by the Golden Mean. The cameras are a nice size too; I used to have a Seneca whole plate camera that looked like a "cute little 8x10."
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    New article: the 5x7 format

    Nice article, QT

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