Oh, slander, vicious slander! Take it back, Andrew! The XL does
too do 6x9! The two backs I most often use are a Mamiya 6x7,
loaded with Provia, and a Horseman 6x9, loaded with Velvia. Now,
admittedly, the bright line frames in the viewfinder are for 6x7,
but I haven't found it too much of a problem to figure just a
smidgen more on either side will be in the picture.
As for not being as robust, I can't offer an opinion. I haven't
dropped one yet, and I hope my luck, and my hands, hold out.
Info on the XL line here: http://www.graflex.org/articles/XL.html
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: andrew fildes <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 18:11:09 +1100
>>Mamiya Press cameras don't quite suck, but Graflex XLRF cameras
>>rule this genre! Better lenses (Zeiss, Rodenstock), more
>>accessories, better-built, better viewfinder and rangefinder.
>>did I mention Zeiss and Rodenstock lenses? And with a 270
>>Rodenstock mounted, they scare not just children, but sensitive
>>adults and small animals too.
>>Any other XL'ers out there?
>But they cost more, are less robust (I've heard) and don't do 6x9!
>Anyway, you don't know any sensitive adults and you shoot small
>(With his hand up - out of the Mamiya closet)
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