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Medium format
« on: June 20, 2013, 06:37:07 AM »
I recently got my self a bronica SQ-A and I'm really enjoying shooting on it, I'll post the first couple reels once they're developed, do we have any other bronica/6x6/ medium format film shooters still around on this forum, be nice to hear what you shoot with, a few experiences and what ever else relating to it :)
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Re: Medium format
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 08:56:16 AM »
Hasselblad 501CM & yashica mat-124g. Great cams and I now regret selling the hassy because you can put a digital back on it now. :(

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Re: Medium format
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 01:44:49 PM »
I had an ETRSi with WLF and speed grip, just the 75mm lens. Loved the focus screen, didn't like the laterally reversed movements.  Sold it, but when i see some of the crazy prices the medium format gear is going for, if an RF645, Fuji 645zi or Pentax 6x7 gets cheap enough I might get back into it.

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Re: Medium format
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 02:35:54 PM »
I had an ETRSi with WLF and speed grip, just the 75mm lens. Loved the focus screen, didn't like the laterally reversed movements.  Sold it, but when i see some of the crazy prices the medium format gear is going for, if an RF645, Fuji 645zi or Pentax 6x7 gets cheap enough I might get back into it.
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Re: Medium format
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 02:46:10 PM »
I've recently gotten into 120 roll cameras myself. Started with Mamiya RB67 Pro-S (great camera) which shoots 6x7 with 90 & 180mm lenses (really want the 65 or 50mm to go ultra-wide), and then got an old Perkeo I folder with 75mm that shoots 6x6, and most recently got a Pre-WWII Mamiya Six with 75mm shooting 6x6 with a pretty cool focusing system that moves the film plane back and forth so you can see the focus in the viewfinder (reverse Galilean type) and don't need to touch the lens.
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Re: Medium format
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 02:54:05 PM »
Both my brother and myself started our medium format era with Bronica SQ-As. I remember the Zenza lenses had very high resolution compared with other  MF outfits.

You wouldn't want to know my opinion of it now, in the digital era, as a serious proposition, but I hope you have plenty of enjoyment from it.

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Re: Medium format
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 03:00:16 PM »
Still have my Hasselblatt 500 C but I don't find rolls in many places. But whenever I get some roll, it is still a lot of fun with this fine camera. Interesting info, that it may be possible to get a digital back. I will check into that. Thanks RLPhoto.
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Re: Medium format
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Re: Medium format
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 03:16:19 PM »
Still have my Hasselblatt 500 C but I don't find rolls in many places. But whenever I get some roll, it is still a lot of fun with this fine camera. Interesting info, that it may be possible to get a digital back. I will check into that. Thanks RLPhoto.
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Re: Medium format
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 03:53:48 PM »
When I was 12 or 13 yrs old I got an old Voightlander 6x6 folding camera. Fully mechanical with external light meter and distance meter. That's were I learnt the basics about photography and where the hobby started. I still have it. (But not used it in over a decade). Before I turned digital I really fancied the Fuji 617, but could not afford it at that time. Wonder what these are running for these days.
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Re: Medium format
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 05:02:54 PM »
i have an old Pentax 67 somewhere in the cupboard, used it last a while ago. It is right next to a yashicamatt

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Re: Medium format
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 06:23:48 PM »
Still have my Hasselblatt 500 C but I don't find rolls in many places. But whenever I get some roll, it is still a lot of fun with this fine camera. Interesting info, that it may be possible to get a digital back. I will check into that. Thanks RLPhoto.
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Thanks a lot, I have contacted a dealer and will have a look at this digital back. The difficult decision is now, do I go for the 500mm/f4. or 600 mm/f4 or do I go for the CFV-50 digital back? Can't afford both right now.

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Re: Medium format
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2013, 10:46:25 PM »
Thanks a lot, I have contacted a dealer and will have a look at this digital back. The difficult decision is now, do I go for the 500mm/f4. or 600 mm/f4 or do I go for the CFV-50 digital back? Can't afford both right now.

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Re: Medium format
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 12:30:23 AM »
Hasselblad 203FE / 503CW. Too many lenses...

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Re: Medium format
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 12:46:35 AM »
I bought a Mamia 6x7 kit with three lenses about 5 years ago.  I  have yet to actually shoot with it.

A pro friend was selling it and showed me that he paid about $25K for all of it.  He put it on ebay and I bid $2200.  I won it for $800.

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Re: Medium format
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 01:30:03 PM »
I bought a Mamia 6x7 kit with three lenses about 5 years ago.  I  have yet to actually shoot with it.

A pro friend was selling it and showed me that he paid about $25K for all of it.  He put it on ebay and I bid $2200.  I won it for $800.

It really is pretty crazy how inexpensive these 120-roll cameras have gotten. Stuff a decade or two ago that costs thousands you can pick up for a few hundred.

What lenses? If you have a 50mm or 65mm C lens and won't be heart broken about parting with it, I'll make you an offer. Or if you have the rotating grip, I'd be interested in that as well.
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Re: Medium format
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 01:30:03 PM »