Anybody else here shoot medium format film cameras?
I recently started shooting with a fold out camera I aquired, and really enjoy using it, now im considering heading for one of the waist level slrs, likley not a hassie but im very interested in the old bronica line, mostly because I really like the 6x6 format and would like to stay that way, mamiya looks interesting but I dont like the fact that you focous with a knob on the side with bellows, and having to adjust for light fall off in stead of just being able to foucs the lens traditionsally, any one have any reccomendations for me?
I think I wont spen over £800 if I can, but ill see what come's up, Thanks!
I shoot MF from time to time. I have several of the nice "pocket" folders in 6x9, and a couple of Rollei TLR's.
Note that I do not own any of the SLR variety, and my advice would be to try one before you buy one.
I found that with my glasses/eyesight, I simply could not see through the viewfinder on a Hassy. I wanted one, and found several at tolerable price, but once I held it in my hand and looked through it, no sale.
Yet I have no problem with a TLR, or the waist level finder on the old Canon F-1 35mm, or a Right Angle Finder B on my 5D3.
Since the Mamiya (or the Rollei SL66) are very similar, it is quite possible I would have found the same problem (although I never tried). Hence my advice.
It's like any tool, some fit the hand/work better for one person than another.