i thought large format produced square ratios

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  1. ajmall

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    came across this site using stumble on firefox.

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/

    i know that medium format produces square images such as 6x6 and i thought large format was the same. am i wrong or have these just been cropped?
     
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    There are 4x5", 5x7", and 8x10" LF cameras.

    Also, not all MF is 6x6. There is 6x4.5, and 6x7, which are not square.
     
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    Don't forget 6x9! Although that's pretty rare I think.

    I've never heard of a square large format camera but that doesn't mean much. The thing with large format is it's easier to crop.
     
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    errm... nope. LF generally uses approx. the same standard sizes as prints, that is 4x5, 5x7, 8x10, and so on. The only square format I know of is 6x6cm MF.
     
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    Don't forget 4x10 and 6x10 in LF for pans:D
     
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    ooo ok, i just got the impression on a previous post about medium format that "it takes time to get used to composing a square frame..."
     

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