6x7 / 6x9 or 645 / 6x6 Camera...

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  1. Curt

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    That has the closest focus. There's nothing more restrictive than to see a nice closeup and only being able to shoot from five feet. On trips, at home it's a view camera.

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    Have you considered bellows or extension rings?
     
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    Why not use a close-up filter like lens for occasional use.
     
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    Or a 6x9 view camera? A "baby" Linhof or a horseman? That's something I am thinking about lately...

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    Mamiya C330, Mamiya RB67, RZ67, Rolleiflex SL66 all of them have a built in bellow and therefore can focus pretty close.
     
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    I was trying to say a camera like my Fujinon GA 645 z. It has autofocus. I think but I'm not totally sure that the Mamiya 7II has a filter for closeup work. The Fujinon is compact otherwise I would use my Mamiya 656 or my RB67. Maybe there are no autofocus zoom lens cameras that focuses really close. Maybe that is why my Fuji is so compact. Except my Nikon digital which has macro.
     
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    RF and close up isn't really a match made in heaven. Most cameras only focus down to 3 feet that includes the Bronica RF cameras, the Fujicas etc... the Mamiya has the close up kit. The old Mamiya Press did have a below and you could focus on the groundglass with the ground glass adapter I believe all Mamiya Press with exception of the Universal were able to do that (least costly MF RF camera as well, with the exception of the Koni Omega)
     
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    Mamiya C-220 or 330 and 55mm lens will get you in super close.
     
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    This is a matter of using the right tool for the job. A rangefinder is likely not the right tool.
     
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    with a Mamiya RB67 and extensions I can get much better than 1:1 and can shoot from just an inch or so away.
     
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    A Rolleiflex or Rolleicord with a set of three Rolleinars is a good alternative. It's not perfect, but it should take care of your close-up desires.

    The Rolleinars are of excellent quality.
     
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    Horseman VH-R focuses into the macro range without additional equipment, but the rangefinder is only good for about one meter subject distance.
     
  14. Curt

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    I have it now, it's not a rangefinder, it's a roll film view camera. I have a Galvin which takes a roll film back. That's the lightest camera I have. The 6x9 is a good backup too, no electronics, however, I'll need to bring a meter which is no problem. There is no one camera that does it all.
     
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    for 6x6 our Rollei SL66E has a microscope adapter available - if the onboard bellows don't provide enough macro already ... they are a very capable camera

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    Its not an easy thing. But I used my RB Pro S with extension and a 180mm lens, hand held on this macro. I would use a tripod if I tried it again.
     

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    It is not a rangefinder but the Pentax 645 series have some great macro lenses as well as extension tubes, a helical extension tube and even bellows, if that is not enough. I am confused why you want to go with a rangefinder for this type of work?
     
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    My Mamiya 645 Pro with the 80mm macro lens focuses very close (36 cm) and gives a half life-size negative or slide.

    With the extension tube, it goes down to life-size.

    My RB67 with the 140mm macro is similar. It is a lot larger, but the rotating back coupled with a metering chimney finder works really well.
     
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    A Hasselblad with extension tubes handles that problem easily. The image is right side up and the light meter in the prism gets the proper exposure without guessing.
     
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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/134476-REG/Mamiya_215_039_Close_Up_Adapter_Kit.html
     
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    Is the autofocus TTL? Why not just use a close-up lens?
     
  23. Curt

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    It's a Fujinon, not a Mamiya.