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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    So... if I shoot 4x5in sheet film and crop to 6x12cm that's LF. But if I shoot 6x12cm roll film with a 4x5 camera that's not LF. Hmm... yeah, I guess that's technically correct.
    Is the film you are exposing in the camera 20 square inches or larger? If yes, you are using LF. If no, you are using medium format. QED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Is the film you are exposing in the camera 20 square inches or larger? If yes, you are using LF. If no, you are using medium format. QED.
    So I can shoot 4x5in then crop to 6x7cm and that's LF?

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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    So I can shoot 4x5in then crop to 6x7cm and that's LF?
    It WAS LF. Now it's a waste of LF.

    Personally, I think LF means sheet film.

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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    But if I shoot 6x12cm roll film with a 4x5 camera that's not LF.
    Just don't use a roll film back ...

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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    It WAS LF. Now it's a waste of LF.

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    LOL!! Yeah, okay. I'm just trying to wrap my head around this concept. So please... please... all us smaller folk want to know. Is 4x5in film, cropped smaller, still LF? If so, then is 4x5in film cropped to 6x7cm still LF? If it's not then when does 4x5in cease to be LF? Cropped 10 precent? Twenty percent? More?

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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Large format means a negative size of 20 square inches or larger. Period. 4x5 cropped to 19.5 square inches is not LF.
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    Ahh... okay. Then 4x5in isn't large format because the film holder crops it in-camera to 17.8125 square inches.

    BTW, I'm mostly playing here... just being facetious... mostly.

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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    ... with the output going to either punch cards or paper tape.
    The problem with paper tape is that it's impregnated with oil, which can escape and foul the optics.

    My vote goes to punched cards. Be sure to punch the sequence number columns so the sorter will work right.

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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    Ahh... okay. Then 4x5in isn't large format because the film holder crops it in-camera to 17.8125 square inches.
    But the film is still 4x5 inches, right? That's what matters.
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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    But the film is still 4x5 inches, right? That's what matters.
    Provided not even 10 percent of the image is cropped? If I shoot 8x10 and crop to 17.8125 square inches (full 4x5in image area) that's still LF but if I crop it to 16 square inches it's not?

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