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    if you like a tLR rollei's are wonderful ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by omaha View Post
    So, whatcha recommend?
    There is no more walk-aroundable MF camera than the gf670.

    It's compact. It's sharp. It shoots The One True Format (66) as well as The Also Pretty Good Format (67). It's got a meter that actually works properly. It's fast to focus. It's whisper quiet. It's handholdable at ridiculously low shutter speeds. It's sexy as hell and always manages to attract attention (this is sometimes a drawback).

    It's hotness personified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbeare View Post

    It's hotness personified.
    Haha! Agreed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    It does NOT get any easier than the Fuji GA645. That must be the lightest fully automated 120 format camera around. Holds and handles like a point and shoot. Beyond easy to carry and work with.
    I agree! I took mine to Italy on planes, trains, automobiles, walking, everywhere. It fits in my shoulder bag and is so convenient. Every shot in every roll was right on. Notes? It imprints all the technical info on the 120 film along the side of the frame. Focal length, film exposure, date, time, what's for lunch etc..

    I just can't recommend it more! It's fun to use too!
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    For a first taste of the TLR and Rollei I suggest a Rolleicord. I have one and love it as a walking around 120. It takes no time to get use to the clunkiness of separate film winding and shutter cocking. The results are softer than modern optics, but nicely so. It is so damn quiet that no one notices that their picture is being taken. I preset the focus zone and will use a short cable release when I want to be covert, but it is hard to be invisible with a TLR hanging from your neck.

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    Lots of ideas here!

    Quick question: In poking around, I found the Agfa Isolette. Looks interesting...but how do you focus those?

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    Periodically I get too tired to be lugging around a medium format camera or even a bag with a 35mm body and a couple of lenses. I highly recommend taking a look at an Olympus point and shoot like say this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-35-D...item3a82ffceff

    which is actually the one I carry in a belt pouch not much bigger than a cell phone. The images on a 40mm Zuiko are fabulous and it's great for street shots, portraits, scenics, and family stuff. Works well, fast, sharp as a tack and a snap to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omaha View Post
    Lots of ideas here!

    Quick question: In poking around, I found the Agfa Isolette. Looks interesting...but how do you focus those?
    Unless it has acoupled rangefinder, you need to guess the distsnce, then set the lens. If you're no good ay guessing distances, you can get an accessory rangefinder.

    You could look at one of the folders with a coupled rangefinder, such as the Agfa Super Isolette, Zeiss Super Ikonta, Mamiya Six, Certo Six, etc. If you want something more modern, the Fuji 667, or one of their 6x4.5 cameras would be worth a look. Other options to consider are the modern Mamiya RFs (6 or 7) or Bronica RF645.

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    +1 for Hasselblad with waist level finder and 80mm planar. I own this setup and it is nice to carry around provided you have a nice thick neck / shoulder strap. Something like this.... http://optechusa.com/super-pro-strap.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by omaha View Post
    Lots of ideas here!

    Quick question: In poking around, I found the Agfa Isolette. Looks interesting...but how do you focus those?
    Agfa Isolette is great value for money. You get nice medium format camera with not bad lens. And many of those isolette cameras are in really nice condition - like new.

    Here is one example - It was at f8 I think, T-max 400 in T-max developer:

    http://darkosaric.deviantart.com/art/zg-21-60561733

    Bad thing is that it is not rangerinder, and viewfinder is very small.

    regards,

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