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Re: Re: [OM] (OT)I am I am Retro-grouch I am

Subject: Re: Re: [OM] (OT)I am I am Retro-grouch I am
From: "Walt Wayman" <hiwayman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 12:39:02 -0500
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

Walt Wayman

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: andrew fildes <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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.  
And
>>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?
>>
>>Walt Wayman
>
>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 
animals, no?!
>AndrewF
>(With his hand up - out of the Mamiya closet)
>
>
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