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I did not know that there was such a format as 127 for the Yashica with a 4cm X 4cm. I stand corrected and have learned something. I have only seen some old twin lens Yashicas - did not know of the existence of a baby Yashica twin lens - which used 120 film and produced a 6x6 frame, which will fit in a "Super Slide" mount but not a 35mm slide mount. I did understand the context of your comments about mediume format vr 35mm. I was only attempting to bring the resurgence in the medium format and large format photography to your attention and indicate that it has caused the production of many new models of camera and accessories. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Raphael Bustin Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 10:40 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Roll Paper On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Laurie Solomon wrote: > Without getting into another fight with you Rafe, there has been a recent > resurgence in medium and large format photography recently among > professionals and advanced amateurs. It is only in certain areas of > professional photography - like photojournalism - that the trend is to 35mm > with auto everything and the introductory amateur and occasional user > market, as you said, that the trend is toward 35mm and smaller, emphasis on > smaller. > > There is enough of a market for medium format and large format redeveloping > to provide an incentive for introducing new models of medium format cameras > and large format 4x5 view cameras as well as new accessories and lenses for > them including digital backs and accessories. But you are right if you are > saying that no new medium format or large format film formats are being > developed and introduced except possible panoramic formats in medium format. > > The Yashica twin-lens is still being made and sold; it is a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 > square frame on 120 roll film. There was a 127 size film, but I do not > think it was for the Yashica twin-lens reflex. I do know the 127 size film > was used in the old Kodak Brownie cameras and a few of the old box cameras. > reflex The Yashica TLR that I'm refering to did not use 120 film. It used some smaller format film, and produced an image of around 4x4 cm. It looked just like a scaled-down Rolleiflex TLR. This format may well be dead and unsupported. I believe my dad still has the camera. I used it for a short while, many years ago, and still have a few slides taken with this camera. I believe another name/moniker for this format may be "Super Slide." Fits in a regular 2x2" mount. The "context" of my mentioning this at all was because Mike S. had mentioned a film size "just a bit larger than 35 mm." No need to debate the merits of 6x6 cm and larger formats. The benefits (and disadvantages) are clear to anybody that's used them. New gear arrives all the time, of course, but I don't think new "formats" are necessary. Certain pros will of course use view cameras with arbitrary and outlandish image sizes. I'm aware of Hasselblad's X-PAN format, but not really sold on the merits. Irrelevant for me, anyway; I haven't the budget to consider it. rafe b. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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