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    6X10 Format

    It's been about 5 years ago that I bought a Rittreck 6X10 back with 2 film holders. Soon 2 more holders came along. I figured a camera would follow, but 5 years went by. Then last month a decent Rittreck happened by so we got to see if we like 6X10.


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    We do! More images here. This'll be fun.
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    Re: 6X10 Format

    Very nice. 6 x 10 looks great!

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    Re: 6X10 Format

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Galli View Post
    It's been about 5 years ago that I bought a Rittreck 6X10 back with 2 film holders. Soon 2 more holders came along. I figured a camera would follow, but 5 years went by. Then last month a decent Rittreck happened by so we got to see if we like 6X10.


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    We do! More images here. This'll be fun.
    I stole a great Rittreck with 4x5 back,5x7 back with 6 holders,6x10 back with 6 holders, WP back with 6 holders, technika adapter, compendium and three lensboards..thing is almost new..$675
    What film are you cutting?

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    Re: 6X10 Format

    Jim, The format looks like a natural for you... fine work.

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    Thanks guys. Bet you were surprised. I took a picture with a Model A in it.

    Evan, the film was some Efke stuff that some re-sellers had rolled up in 10" rolls supposedly for Cirkut cameras. Efke 100. It started getting long in the tooth on the date and the price kept going down. When It got to $85 I bought 10 rolls and put them in the freezer. Even so it's starting to get some film base plus fog. Still very usable though.
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    Re: 6X10 Format

    1:6 ratio? I dont think that ratio ever caught on. Jim you are probably kicking a dead horse here. I'd be willing to help you out and archive those holders here in Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten View Post
    1:6 ratio? I dont think that ratio ever caught on. Jim you are probably kicking a dead horse here. I'd be willing to help you out and archive those holders here in Vegas.
    3:5 ratio Dave. It's the poor man's 12X20 and it only weighs 9 pounds
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    Re: 6X10 Format

    Got it!
    Fold a 12 x 20 2 times and cut on the line-4 sheets of 6 x 10!
    I am thinking there are
    Some 6 x 10 Wisner cameras out there?
    Last edited by Dave Wooten; 22-Jul-2014 at 07:49. Reason: Appulin spelun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten View Post
    Got it!
    Fold a 12 x 20 2 times and cut on the line-4 sheets of 6 x 10!
    I am thinking there are
    Some 6 x 10 Wisner cameras out there?
    I forgot about the Wisner's. I remember when he was making those. Wonder if the holders are interchageable. I had a friend who was going to order the wisner back outfit for his 4X5 Wis. Never got around to it though.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Re: 6X10 Format

    It's the Golden mean. Almost anything that fills the frame looks wonderful.

    Ron made six 6x10s at the request of Clyde Butcher in the mid 1990s. Except for feeling like you were a beta tester for the Mido II film holders we used, it is a great format. Then again, 8x0 Agfapan was only $1 a sheet then, so we just sliced it and tossed the rest away... Go to 5x8 now.

    I'll have to root around for some of my 6x8 images.

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