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    Quote Originally Posted by fastw View Post
    Just realized how close you can shoot with a Mamiya C330. Anyone with any experience with those?
    yes, it's incredible. I've used them since more than 30 years and I don't remember a situation where I would have wanted a different camera. it's good for anything and it never failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xya View Post
    yes, it's incredible. I've used them since more than 30 years and I don't remember a situation where I would have wanted a different camera. it's good for anything and it never failed.
    Which lens would you get for portraits, 80mm, or longer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastw View Post
    Which lens would you get for portraits, 80mm, or longer?
    I mostly just used the 80mm. my portraits were mainly people I know, so close distance wasn't a problem. it's outstanding if you make people sit and then use the waist-level finder.

    I had a 135mm which was fine for facial portraits from a bit more than 1 metre distance. but I used it rarely and sold it. I never had the 105mm. perhaps there are other people on forum who can tell you more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastw View Post
    Which lens would you get for portraits, 80mm, or longer?
    I've use a C330 since the 1970s. I used to use it for weddings, portraits and general work.

    In the last few years I've added other options (645, 6x7) and have simplified my kit somewhat, but I still like the C330.

    They are a bit larger than most TLRs, but a two or three lens kit is definitely smaller and lighter than the equivalent kit in an SLR.

    The 80mm lens is the most flexible for a one lens kit. I'm very happy with my two lens kit - 65mm and 135mm.

    The 135mm is my portrait lens choice.

    I have a prism finder and used it a lot when I shot weddings. It is quite heavy though. I prefer the waist level finder most times.
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Close up portraits done with an 80mm lens will definitely look distorted. I would not use anything under 120mm. Preferably something in the 135-180mm range.

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    Just shot a roll with P67 and 135Macro.Very, well maybe not very but somewhat surprised at the quality and close-up ability. Looks like the combination to have for close up portraits. Focusing is a bit of a challenge though as the DOF is so shallow. Practice makes perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slixtiesix View Post
    Close up portraits done with an 80mm lens will definitely look distorted. I would not use anything under 120mm. Preferably something in the 135-180mm range.
    Even a standing group with 80mm can be distorted. I did a wedding group of about 8 people standing in a line in a space confined enough that I could only just get them in the frame, using a Mamiya 7 with 80mm lens (6cm x 7cm neg). The people at the ends had a wide-angle distorted look, accentuated by their being rather tall.

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    Just printed a big size (A1) portrait. The face fills at least 75% of the frame. Sharpness pretty good but DOF too bloody shallow (f5.6). Will definitely need a faster film (400-800asa) and aperture of about f11 or even f16 to get most of the face in focus. DOF at F5.6 at 0.7m is only 2cm, at f11, 4cm. Bit of PITA. Good challenge though.

    Thanks for all the advice Guys.

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    Yes, 150mm for a Hasselblad.

    Welcome to APUG
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Just got an "early" P67 with a 135Macro on ebay. Wish me luck.



 

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