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Posted by J. Ramón Palacios on November 11, 1999 at 20:47:59:
In Reply to: Re: tape on focusing screen posted by J. Ramón Palacios on November 11, 1999 at 20:42:10:
: : Anyone Please help.I had read somewhere about puting squares of tape in the four corners of the veiwing screen to able the precroping of the inlargement.Does this make sences to anyone. If so how do i do this, how big are the squares of tape. I cant find the info I had on this.
: First of all you have a good camera.
: It is a medium format 6X6 (60mm X 60mm) negative and its focusing screen follows those proportions.
: Sometimes, some old pros used to tape the viewfinder to make the most of the negative when composing a picture, but with a printing size in mind.
: For example: 5X7 (0.714/1), 6X8 (0.75/1), 8X10 (0.8X1), 11X14 (0.786/1), so they reduced the viewfinders proportions accordingly.
: I think I used it once but I found that I had a good eye for composition so there was no need to do it.
: And sometimes, it was even better to print the image I got horizontally rather than vertically, after I got it.
: So ........ any way, that is what the taping was used for.
: You might be interested in article I recently read about the Yashica Mat 124G.
Have a great time
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