I agree, that camera is beautiful!
Now that is cool.
Originally Posted by TheToadMen
“The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”
Haaaaaa, I turned one down - didn't buy it - for $15
Originally Posted by D Olson
All these years of regret later now that those are insanely expensive...
I finally got myself an Ektar I can use... in a Kodak Retina I 35mm camera. Had a great time with it.
Developing the film tonight.
Once I realized the thread was several years old I jumped so I don't know if anyone voted...
I really like my Ikonta and Bessa II 6x9 folding medium format cameras... 6x9 is a really great format and anyone who shoots 120 film should try it.
Even if the camera optics and precision fall short of the Hasselblad and Rollei... The large pieces of film are wonderful for making prints.
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I have had this tremedous camera for years and love it, and the huge negatives that it gives.
I have a series of videos on youtube which are developing (pun intended ... sorry!) my complete B&W workflow including three on this great camera, an overview of the system, the movements and replacing the film back battery for the mk1 and mk2. The videos are here if you are interested
I would love to know what you think of these videos and of the camera of you do watch
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. Irving Penn
Youtube channel - macgabhan
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My only comments about the videoes would be that you should present your "presence" to appear not in your garage but frames in a working space of some kind, they would give more of a sense of authority if you yourself were presented more professionally. The info is good though.
Originally Posted by macgabhan
They camera seems WAY bigger than my MamiyaRZ67 though, I thought it was a 4x5 when you extended the bellows! Wow. What a beast!
Of course you can always build your own non-folder...
Originally Posted by Regular Rod
6x12 for under £200...
I'm a little surprised there are so few votes for the Hasselblad SWC (particularly with the "torpedo" finder). I think it, along with the screw mount Leica's are the most beautiful cameras ever built with the plain prism Nikon F a close second. I'm an architect and what does it for me is the proportion. The SWC body is almost a perfect cube and the lens just about doubles the length to a 2 to 1 rectangle - very pleasing. The idea that it is easily held in one hand and with zone focusing and great depth of field it becomes a real point and shoot. A nearly silent shutter and a satisfying purr of the gears when you advance the film make it into a great picture taking experience.
I can never agree which I find coolest - so here's my bunch of favourites... They all offer superb images - just depends on the day...