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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
    Good for you j-dogg!

    Hey you get 16 shots per roll, you don't need additional inserts.
    Just a heads up - the Mamiya 645 gives 15 shots per roll, rather than 16.

    Or 30 shots, if you shoot 220 (and have the inserts for it).

    And a further heads up - 6 x 4.5 slides look great when you have a projector for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Humm, interesting perspective. I expected the 645 to mostly supplant 35mm but it hasn't. Too big and too heavy for that (and, to be fair, right now I only have the one lens where in 35mm I have two excellent Series 1 zooms covering 28-105 and 70-210, a fast 50mm prime, and a couple of cheap slow 35-70 or so zooms in 35mm.) I do like it, and we'll see how I feel when I pick up a couple more lenses, but right now given that I'm limited to 80mm in either case I'm more likely to reach for my Yashicamat when I want to shoot medium format, even though it does mean I also carry my Luna Pro, unless I need to shoot faster or to do rapid film changes, mid roll if needed. Even if I didn't have the interchangeable backs I still find loading film into the Yashica a fiddly PITA. Loading the 645 inserts is much easier.
    Yeah the 70-210 series 1 is dope.......got one for my Nikon the 28-105 is top notch too.

    as much as I like it, the 645 has me sold as my 35mm upgrade.......when i finish my last roll in the nikon I'll put it up here in the Classifieds. It's got 2 or 3 shots left before the roll is done. If I'm going to shoot film and go through the trouble of developing it and manually calculating exposure I may as well do it with something bigger than 35mm, hell I could see myself doing wet plates or large format at this point.

    35mm is the gateway drug, that leads to much harder formats. Lol
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    Well I DO shoot large format. So maybe that's part of my reasoning. If I want to go big, and I have time and energy to carry a fair amount of gear, out comes the Linhof and tripod.

    I also like to project 35mm slides, and don't have a medium format projector - yet. If I want one I should get it soon while I can still shoot the film.

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    Matt: My 645 AFDIII gives me 16 images. All the time. I enjoyed reading this discussion since I am a newbe to MF.

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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.
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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.

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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!
    Matt

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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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