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Old 06-28-2009   #1
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Wondering if somebody can help me out here. I got asked this question just not sure how to answer it. Personally I just compose and once I see what I like in the view finder from edge to edge I take the shot assuming that what I see is what I`m going to get.

Question: "Nice shot, I just ordered a 6x6 back. I've been thinking though, how do you know where the edge of the frame is when you're taking pictures?

The camera is a Mamiya RZ67 "


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Since my 6x6 back did not come with a mask for the ground glass. I made one using the trail an error method to block out each of the long ends. Larry
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If you can describe your focussing screen and the lines scribed on it, we may have some more or better answers for you.

If it has horizontal AND vertical scribed lines, solid or dashed, the square made from the inside of the four lines will be your 6x6 area of film not the image area. Edge to edge would be 7x7. The orientation of a 6x7 back determines which 6x7 guide lines to follow for horizontal and vertical images on the film as cropped from the full 7x7 opening of the camera body.

If the screen is all squares scribed on it, disregard the squares around the perimeter of the screen for 6x6 image area. Each square is 1cm square.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks for info guys. I will check mine see what I have.

Dave do you mind if I cut and paste what you said here and send it to him.
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Sure. It is not registered at the copyright office... YET!
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You can order the 6x6 mask from Mamiya. If the are not in stock just find some old Gepe slide mounts and place one on the ground glass. The plastic ones fit well under the hood or the prism.

Also- Some color labs that still do analog printing have mask cards for mounting negatives for machine printing- I cut them down, spray them black and drop them in- centering is easy.

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You can order the 6x6 mask from Mamiya. If the are not in stock just find some old Gepe slide mounts and place one on the ground glass. The plastic ones fit well under the hood or the prism.

Also- Some color labs that still do analog printing have mask cards for mounting negatives for machine printing- I cut them down, spray them black and drop them in- centering is easy.

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