I've got a lovely new camera!

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Ailsa, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Ailsa

    Ailsa Member

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    My medium format traumas are over!

    Having picked your collective brains some weeks ago regarding the merits of TLR cameras, I completely ignored everyone's extremely thorough and useful advice, and went out and bought a Mamiya 6 instead. I only collected it last night, so have shot just one frame so far (the view from my living room sofa - inspired, I'm sure you'll agree), but am really looking forward to giving it some lovely outings to the seaside etc and getting to grips with the square format.

    It came with 50mm, 75mm and 150mm lenses, all in pristine condition, so I know the gear's up to the job - it's just a question of whether I am! :smile:
     
  2. Leon

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    congrats Ailsa, I'm looking forward to seeing the results in the APUG galleries - no lovely new whippet though???
     
  3. Ailsa

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    Sadly not yet. But one will be mine, one day...
     
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    Great choice!
    Enjoy it!
     
  5. FrankB

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    I've seen a few of your images in the mag. You're up to the job! However, I haven't seen *enough* of your images in the mag... :wink:

    All the best for the new camera. Enjoy it!
     
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    We're not envious. We're not! :tongue:
    Happy shooting, hope to see some uploaded here!
     
  7. jovo

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    Congratulations on your new machine. The lens set seems ideal.

    We're all agog to witness the view from your living room sofa...even if it includes your feet! ;-)
     
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    congratulations Ailsa. nice camera kit

    lee\c
     
  9. Thomassauerwein

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    You got a great camera!, Buckle up, put your crash helmet on and enjoy the ride. Let us see the results.
     
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    Ailsa,
    Sounds like you got yourself a great complete package, congrats! We are all looking forward to some posts from your new set up.

    gene
     
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    Good choice -- I'm a little biased though
     
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    congrats on your purchase....looking forward to seeing some shots from it.
     
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    Think square! :smile:
     
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    Great choice Ailsa, when I was looking for a MF system it was either the Mamiya 7 or the Hassleblad. The blad won out, but not because it was better, only because it had more lenses available. Happy hunting.
     
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    Alisa,

    Once you go square, you won't go back!

    Art.
     
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    You'll love the camera. Just a 35mm on steroids. The larger negatives are wonderful, and easier (for me at least) to process than 35mm.
     
  17. frank

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    Alisa,

    I've had one for years (with just the normal lens) and I love it! Only my Rolleiflex with f3.5 Planar lens can match the sharpness of the Mamiya's optic. It is just about a perfect camera. If I could change anything I would make it more robust (the film winding mechanism can be broken if you abuse it, just like the old Bronica S SLRs, so wind on slowly) and I would give it at least 1 mechanical shutter speed that was battery independent. Enjoy and please post results!
     
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    Hmmmmmmmm ... congratulationz!

    Now, let's see some imagez!