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    Correct, the laws of physics and chemistry say that only at 0°K (-273.15°C) it all ends. Above that temperature it's "just" a matter of using the right materials. And that's where technology and innovation kicks in.

    I have photographed at -25°C, both in Canada and Kazakhstan with 35mm SLR & DSLR cameras. It worked and I think that on those occasions I was more bothered by the cold than the cameras. :-) Different example, my car with a diesel engine always starts without a problem after having spent the whole day in the parking lot at -20C. It gets that cold here. Different type of battery and a different application but it works.
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    I always tend to a mechanical camera because a mechanical issue can be fixed with more ease, as opposed to an electronic issue that limits who can fix it and increases the price.... Plus I like knowing no matter where I am in any condition my rig will function.

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    I agree that a Bronica with an electronic shutter has accurate speeds and that the battery lasts a long time. Last summer I had a problem with the battery in a Mamiya M645 1000S which had a PD prism finder. I had to search around Cape May, NJ to find a PX28. Who had it? Radio Shack in North Cape May. Unfortunately they only had the alkaline battery but it worked and my photos with the 1000S wwre fine. For now my only medium format SLR which does not need a battery is a Mamiya RB67 Pro S. I have numerous other Bronica and Mamiya medium format cameras and they all need a battery to work.

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    I have such a love hate with my RB67 ProSD... its in great shape, produces great negs, but takes up my ENTIRE camera bag!

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    I'll go ahead and rule out a century graphic, with a 120 back those things weigh a ton and are a oddly shaped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawaiithulhu View Post
    I'll go ahead and rule out a century graphic, with a 120 back those things weigh a ton and are a oddly shaped
    this is my dream bag... 1/2 way there! M6 and the bag, still looking for that 120 combo to complete

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fore1/8...n/photostream/

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    Which model of Rolleiflex did you buy? Depending on the model, the $500 repair bill would be worth it. If you have a 2.8 of just about any flavor, being on the hook for a total of $700 is still a good deal. Even a lot of the 3.5's are worth it. If it's a Rolleicord, just stick it on the bookshelf and let it look pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illumiquest View Post
    Get a Hasselblad. Period.

    Small, beautifully made, the best lenses in the world
    I'm not con vinced of that think my Mamiya 6 lenses clearly havethe edge over my Carl Zeiss lenses. Don't get me wrong Zeiss optics are excellent, but Mamiya hasthe edge inhigher aresolutionin thecenter and the corners at least in m,y simple tests;like to see some Mamiya MTFs to have a betterand more objective comparison.
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    That said in one of the test comparing Mamiya, Rollieflex and Hasselblad, Mamiya more or less outperforms the rest. Author was suspecting it may be because of film flatness.
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
    Rolleicord Va: Humble.
    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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    Last edited by baachitraka; 11-30-2013 at 11:30 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
    Rolleicord Va: Humble.
    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.



 

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