Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,963   Posts: 1,523,303   Online: 1226
      
Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 95
  1. #11

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    617
    A Rollei for $100 was unlikely to be fantastic.

    If you like the Rolleis, invest just a little more and get a nice one from a store with a decent reputation. If you don't bother with a built in meter, then you can get a good one for not huge amounts of money.

    I like the Zeiss Ikonta III, it's a tiny 6x6 camera, it's only failing is that to get good frame spacing, you need to apply some tape to the film backing for every roll. They are good value, and excellent cameras. However, get a good Rolleiflex, and you're unlikely to be disappointed.

    Hasselblads are nice too of course, but if you only need one standard lens, then I think Rolleiflex is the way to go.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Berlin
    Shooter
    Med. Format RF
    Posts
    382
    If weight is your primary issue then I would suggest a Mamiya 7 with one lens. I use a Mamiya 7 with 65mm lens (widest lens that does not need a separate viewfinder) and am happy to carry it throughout a photographic 'session'. For my way of working, a 'session' comprises 4 - 7 hours tramping the streets (depends upon time of year). At the end of a 'session' my legs might ache, I can be pretty ravenous, my eyes can be tired but my shoulder and back do not suffer from carrying the equipment for so long. If you want medium format negatives, want something portable and are happy shooting rangefinders then that is the way to go.

    Bests,

    David
    www.dsallen.de
    D.S. Allen, fotograf.

    Neue 3D Ausstellung/New 3D exhibition: www.german-fine-arts.com/berlin.html
    Neue Fotos/New Photos: http://shop.german-fine-arts.com/d-s-allen.html
    Vita/CV: www.german-fine-arts.com/allen.php

  3. #13
    mr rusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    lancashire, UK
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    609
    Images
    95
    When size matters.........
    I carry a folder. In fact I find I am carrying this more and more. 1953 Zeiss Nettar. Only a triplet lens, not a Tessar, all mechanical, no rangefinder no meter. OK, not quite up there with my Mamiya, but other than wide open, its good enough and the pocketability is a huge advantage.

  4. #14
    analoguey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Bangalore, India
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    436
    Images
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by dodphotography View Post
    Hi folks, long time lurker... don't post much.

    I absolutely love my RB67 but at the end of the day I end up leaving it at home because of it's overall size. The negs coming off this camera are just beautiful, but again my only complaint is the size.
    /SNIP

    If you loved MF and size were an issue, as well as maintaining a purely mechanical system...

    what would your suggestions be?

    PS, I am looking to combine an M6 and a MF rig to fit in a Billingham bag and be something that is always by my side.
    presuming you mean the space it takes up and not the weight? Why not try a folder or two then? No personal experience with them but they do *seem* fit in nicely into a pocket.

    If weight's an issue, going to hassies or other mamiya/645s might not help much - relatively lighter but not all that much overall. Plus RB/RZ/Hassie you hold at the waist/chest level than say the Mamiya 645 or equivalents - you'd probably find them equally heavy after a while.

    How about plastic ones - the Rfs in comments above or even *gasp* holgas? (assuming they suit your style - which we have no idea of, at this point)




    Sent from Tap-a-talk

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Shanghai, China
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,785
    Images
    36
    Fujifilm GA645. Light as a feather, and a "folder" in that the lens collapses. I carry it all over the world with ease.

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,181
    Quote Originally Posted by illumiquest View Post
    Or if you prefer the moving picture version of what should happen to all RB67's...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmjdxwOf698
    Instead of smashing your RB, just send it to me?... I'll pay the postage.

    PS... The RB did very well under a 20lb hammer... I wonder how a Blad would fare in the same amt of punishment? Tough cameras to beat even with a monster abusing it.

    Anyone can make a Digital print, but only a photographer can make a photograph.

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lower Michigan, USA
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    369
    Well, I must say, I'v been searching for a lightweight, compact MF for a while now. I do a fair amount of long-distance backpacking, and have been wanting something I could easily carry along for when I have time to be more deliberate with my photography on a trip.

    I first got a Pentax 645 and have a 645n. These beauties sold me on MF, but are too bulky and heavy for long distance backpacking - at least for me. I also went through a series of TLRs. Yashica A, Yashica D, and now a Yashica 124 and 124G. Again, kinda bulky for a small backpack. I do love using them, though and the results are great. They are keepers, just won't make it into my backpack too often.

    Recently I got a Zeis Mess Ikonta 524/16. Now we're talking on compact, still pretty heavy. Haven't had a lot of opportunity to use it yet, but it will probably be a keeper as it's ticking off most of my boxes.

    That said, I'm still looking. Yesterday I received an Agfa Isolette. One of the earlier models with the Agnar 85 lens in a Vario shutter. I know, pretty much bottom of the line combination, but it was reasonably priced and is in EXCELLENT condition. Focus is very smooth and easy, shutter sounds good in all 4 settings. Bellows looks good to my eye, but from what I've read they almost always need replacing. This camera is very compact and VERY light compared to the others mentioned. I will shoot it and see how the photos turn out. It is probably also a keeper, but there are several more folder versions I'd like to check out.

    My point is, if the criteria are good MF photos and compact, reasonably light weight, the folders seem to be winning... for me anyway.

  8. #18
    pstake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    704
    Images
    64
    Plaubel Makina would be my absolute first choice if price was no object, but it is ... so I have an Ikoflex and I'm very happy with it.

    It's the size of a Rolliecord but better build quality and more character.

  9. #19
    dodphotography's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    121
    Quote Originally Posted by thegman View Post
    A Rollei for $100 was unlikely to be fantastic.

    If you like the Rolleis, invest just a little more and get a nice one from a store with a decent reputation. If you don't bother with a built in meter, then you can get a good one for not huge amounts of money.

    I like the Zeiss Ikonta III, it's a tiny 6x6 camera, it's only failing is that to get good frame spacing, you need to apply some tape to the film backing for every roll. They are good value, and excellent cameras. However, get a good Rolleiflex, and you're unlikely to be disappointed.

    Hasselblads are nice too of course, but if you only need one standard lens, then I think Rolleiflex is the way to go.
    I knew going into it a repair was needed, just from experience searching through various auctions and such. I'm just not sure if the camera is worth sinking 500-600 dollars into to bring to top shape from "the" Rollei repairman at Ocean Side Camera in CA.

  10. #20
    fotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,067
    If size matters, check out a quality folder, like a Zeiss Ikon..
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678 ... LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin