January 27th, 2013, 03:43 AM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man I've wanted a Hasselblad for a while now.
January 27th, 2013, 03:44 AM
For a moment there I thought you were holding a human brain in your hands (I used to work with human brain tissue).
Originally Posted by Lawrence A.
January 27th, 2013, 11:21 AM
Just a cabbage. I know a few people with cabbage for brains; does that count?
Originally Posted by TraamisVOS
And I thought the cole-slaw tasted funny.
Last edited by Lawrence A.; January 27th, 2013 at 11:23 AM.
January 27th, 2013, 12:12 PM
Our brains tasted funny too.
January 27th, 2013, 01:29 PM
"Everywhere you look there are photographs, it is up to us photogs to see them."- Gary Ayala
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January 27th, 2013, 02:12 PM
I think if you like square and compact, a Mamiya 6/6MF is the ticket. It also has three really nice lenses for the system.
If you like that Fuji, then look for a Bronica RF645 as well as it has interchangeable lenses. And Fuji made a 6x45 model with autofocus and zoom lens (three focal lengths to be more accurate).
I did most of my documentary work with medium-format cameras--Mamiya 6 and Horseman SW612 were my two favorites.
January 27th, 2013, 02:43 PM
Yes, as I said above, the 6 was top of the list - but the prices are crippling.
I'd prefer another 6x6 over a 645 but one has to compromise sometimes.
Bronica C2/S2 also looked good but are quite difficult to find and are getting on in years. Should something need repair it would likely prove difficult and expensive.
In the meantime the Fuji will be good enough. It has a good rep for mechanical quality, is quite simple and if the meter dies is still usable. So long as I avoid whacking the lens assembly (which the "bull bar" is supposed to prevent ) it should last well.
There is simply not as large a selection of good quality used cameras available in the UK as the US. We have no equivalent of KEH for instance, either in terms of selection or prices.
Importing can be expensive with carriage, import duties and VAT offsetting any apparent bargain prices from US or Japanese traders. And of course can get complicated should there be problems.
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January 27th, 2013, 05:35 PM
That's a camera I really want, but I won't sell my Hasselblad and lenses to get, so.... It ain't happening anytime soon. I want to go back to Asia in 2014 (a bit of a pipe dream, but not wholly), and I'd love to have the Mamiya 6 with me. We'll see. In the meantime Gary has inspired me to practice street with the Hassy.
Originally Posted by Hikari
January 27th, 2013, 05:37 PM
No Hannibal Lecter I see.
Originally Posted by TraamisVOS
January 27th, 2013, 06:23 PM
Congrats Paul - I've been watching your film photographs as I am slowly catching up.
You guys do make me laugh...and smile. My darkroom days are long over, however I do have many fond memories and a good old friend had a beautiful Hasselblad that I coveted greatly.
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