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    Hip to be Square!

    I did not know this format was a thing, and in fact I only came across it when browsing the Chamonix website, but apparently they sell 8x8 film holders. These are just 8x10 holders with an 8x8 film opening. Apparently Ilford will make it during their ULF sale, or you can cut the film down. I couldn't resist, so I ordered a couple holders.

    In the process, I ordered 2 5x7 holders that will expose a 5x5 square! That will be great for enlarging.

    Like I said, hip to be square.

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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    I do really like square two!
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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    Why all the fuss? Just crop square. (BTW, square is my preferred cropping.)

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    I really like square three... but not equipped to shoot 5x5 or 8x8. Enjoy!
    Last edited by BrianShaw; 19-Nov-2020 at 18:28.

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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    Very cool, hadn't noticed that on the Chamonix website. Have fun! Long ago - must be around 20 years at this point - Butch Welch built a multiformat camera for 8x10, 7x11... and 9x9! That's the only square sheet film format I've heard of in photographic use before this.

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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    Nice Huey Lewis reference. ��
    I like square format...I 'm intrigued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter View Post
    Why all the fuss? Just crop square. (BTW, square is my preferred cropping.)
    This way you can print with black film borders.

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    HRU Makiflex Std Mic-X 240 f4.5 Tele-Arton by Nokton48, on Flickr

    This is a 4x5 sheet of Fuji HRU XRay cut from 8x10 stock. Then exposed in my 9x9cm Plaubel Makiflex Standard. I particularly like the rounded film gate corners when printed full sheet. The lens was my smaller version 240mm Schneider chrome barrel Tele-Arton, which is great for 9x9cm closeups.

    The increase in film size offers great fidelity over 6x6cm reflex cameras.
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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    Quote Originally Posted by sperdynamite View Post
    This way you can print with black film borders.
    I took an old darkslide and cut it to expose only an 11x11 area on 11x14. Works fine, but have used it only a couple times.
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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    I made a Bitza 11X!1 pinhole using 11X14 film holder, but not liking the pinhole

    Need to make it P&S with a good lens
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