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    What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    New to LF so apologies for the noob question.

    Got my 4x5 but I am unsure as to where the 4x5 area is?

    There are markings except for a 9x12 (picture attached)

    Should i just get a new ground glass with correct markings?

    Thank you
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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    If you can see it, it will appear on your 4x5 film.


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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    How about the whole groundglass? Try it. Make a film exposure and make a cell phone exposure of your groundglass. Compare. Trying things yourself versus asking questions is part of LF learning.
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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    The ground glass looks to me to be 4 inches by 5 inches. Measure it. If it is that, what you see on your ground glass is exactly what you'll see on your film. Someone must have adapted a 4x5 holder to shoot 9x12cm using this camera. Not an issue.


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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    Ahhhh thank you! I thought maybe but wanted to make sure. Colour film is a bit pricy!

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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    Modern 4 x 5 plastic film holders generally record an actual image area of about 96 x 120 mm. You can check that against the size of your ground glass.

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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    Your ground glass is fine. The frame against which the ground glass is mounted has the open area of a 4x5 film holder (which is really about 96x120mm as Oren said). The 9x12 box is to help people who use holders for 9x12cm film, which is more common in Europe (this is a Linhof, right?) The holders fit the same camera back but hold different sizes of film.

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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    Thanks all

    I think the 9x12 lines threw me. Didnt even think to measure. School boy error!

    Thank you all!

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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    Welcome to LF!
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    Hahah crikey!

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