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    Quote Originally Posted by j-dogg View Post
    Yeah I love this, I've already taken 4 shots with it and plan on finishing the roll this week.

    Since this is my first time with MF, couple things. F$&%#$& it's heavy, it weighs about as much as my Nikkormat FTn with a Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f3.5 on it. It's HUGE. Makes my Canon 5D with battery grip look like a toy.

    The left grip takes some time getting used to. I've shot SLR's in 135 for a long time and the business end is on the right side. Though it's MF I have a rough idea of their 35mm equivalents, the 150 I believe is close to about 90-93mm 35mm-equivalent.

    How wide does the 35mm come out to be? I want to get a decent wide, the 80 1.9 (which is the 50mm equivalent) and maybe something with more reach like the 210 or 300. Not ruling out A glass, which seems to be their equivalent of Canon L glass (of which I own a few) the 150 2.8 looks like that could be great for portraits.

    Also how accurate is the light meter? It seems to be close to my 5D which is dead-nuts on. And my noob MF question for the day....are the exposures supposed to be the same as 35mm? I find at 400 ISO a shot that should be a 1/60th is like 1/100 or 1/125 on my digital. I'll have to check it again, I know my digital Rebel has a smaller sensor and it's always running a higher shutter speed than my 5D which would make sense on the 120 if true.


    I cracked up when you said it was heavy. I know exactly how you feel. I use the RB67 as my main camera, and have since purchased a Fuji GS645s. I LOVE that Fuji. A bit plasticky, but that lens is sharp !.

    congrats on your acquisition. Medium Format is fun. I love the large negative.

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-dogg View Post
    That's a steal!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    That's a steal!!
    And a L-O-N-G 12 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorDad View Post
    Matt: My 645 AFDIII gives me 16 images. All the time. I enjoyed reading this discussion since I am a newbe to MF.
    Point taken - please replace my statement with "Just a heads up - the Mamiya 645 manual focus bodies all give 5 shots per roll, rather than 16."

    Otherwise I'd say - welcome to APUG MajorDad!
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Hummm....not surprised the MF cameras are heavy.....I'm glad I lift as I don't think MF cameras were designed for little people I've only seen a big camera that I can remember once...a few weeks ago I went to an art fair and one of the fine art photographers brought his camera for people to see. I'm not sure what it is but I got an image of it that I included below.
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