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    Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    Why is it that the British refer to LF cameras sizes differently from all the rest of the world?
    Why do they call an 8x10 "10x8" and why do they refer to the little 4x5 as "5x4"???
    Enquiring minds want to know...

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    Re: Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    The Brits think more horizontally, while everyone else thinks vertically. Or maybe it's the other way around.

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    Re: Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    Why do Americans say 4x5 and 8x10?

    This is why the English and the Americans are forever separated by a common language. HA!
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    Re: Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    Maybe its metric?
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    Re: Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    It's because they also drive on the wrong side of the road.

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    Re: Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    They have to do things differently, like driving on the wrong side of the road. At least they write and open their books the right way :-)

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    Re: Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    If they didn't have a different point of view, they couldn't claim to be superior.

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    Re: Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    What do Aussies say?

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    Re: Why do the Brits say 10x8 and 5x4?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    What do Aussies say?
    X45 ?
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