6x7 and 6x6 in one camera?

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    Is there any camera that can shoot both 6x7 and 6x6 or rather has compatible 6x6 and compatible 6x7 backs?
     
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    Or an RB/RZ with masks, or a GX680
     
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    is it difficult to find masks for an rb67 or rz67, cause i was actually seriously considering either of those cameras? and also, is there any loss in quality, and do you waste space on the film because you'll be advancing a back made for 6x7 but only shooting 6x6, (do you still only get 10 frames on a roll of 120, rather than the 12 frames which you get with a 6x6 back)
     
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    If the camera film advance is fixed to work only at a 6x7 space then it with be the same, but if it is a free winding style when you just need to figure out the number turn you need for the 6x6 spacing
     
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    As far as I am aware the Mamiya 67 series only comes with two back formats: 6x7 and 6x4.5.
    Bronica made a 6x6 camera that you could get a 6x4.5 back for.
    The difference between 6x6 and 6x7 is marginal so you would do just as well to use a 6x7 and mask off for 6x6 in the viewfinder - which is what pros always used to do. Then you crop when printing.
    Cheaper and easier.
     
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    The Bronica GS-1 has 120 & 220 backs for 6x7, 6x6 or 6x4.5. It also has available backs for 135 Normal (24mm x 36mm) and 135 Panoramic (24mm x 69mm). Of course, it also has the Polaroid back.
     
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    So it did. That's one I missed. Thank you.
    I see it was only discontinued in 2002 so good condition examples should be easy to find.
     

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