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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    No one should not

    Rather one should

    That is what I did.
    Yes, I believe the Zeiss glass is nice. But for the price I have a full range kit Bronica SQ-A that would normally equal a single body and one (maybe two) lenses for the Hasselbald.

    I'd love to get my hands on a 500 series to do a side by side compare.

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    I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to reply to my post. I have read each and everyone with great interest.

    It appears from what everyone has said that my expectations of the 645 over my Nikon D3s may be a little on the high side. having said that, I appreciate that tim and Digital are different mediums and are going to give different results. For the moment, I have decided to borrow the Bronica for a short period of time, shoot some rolls and maybe develop my self and then get them scanned externally.

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    good scans (imacon/drum/nikon 8/9000/minolta scan multi) from a 645 negative will exceed a 16-24mp DSLR with relative ease in terms of detail and tonality, especially in black and white, at least at the lower end of the ISO scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Lange View Post
    good scans (imacon/drum/nikon 8/9000/minolta scan multi) from a 645 negative will exceed a 16-24mp DSLR with relative ease in terms of detail and tonality, especially in black and white, at least at the lower end of the ISO scale.
    And, you'd be surprised what the V750 can do with the wet mount kit. It is not as good as the Flextight/Imacon or drum scanners, but closer than you might think to the Nikon and Minolta (not quite there, though, but still very good scans).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    And, you'd be surprised what the V750 can do with the wet mount kit. It is not as good as the Flextight/Imacon or drum scanners, but closer than you might think to the Nikon and Minolta (not quite there, though, but still very good scans).
    It surprises me why Nikon dropped the 9000, everyone I speak to sings its praises

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBarber View Post
    I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to reply to my post. I have read each and everyone with great interest.

    It appears from what everyone has said that my expectations of the 645 over my Nikon D3s may be a little on the high side. having said that, I appreciate that tim and Digital are different mediums and are going to give different results. For the moment, I have decided to borrow the Bronica for a short period of time, shoot some rolls and maybe develop my self and then get them scanned externally.
    I take what I said in my post all back and apologise. You are still "in there" asking questions. Borrowing the Bronica sounds like a great idea. I have never used a digital camera but I suspect you are right and that unless your prints are going to be very large then you may not get the kind of "Wow" effect from a MF film camera that you were expecting when you posted.

    If at all possible I'd try a B&W film and get prints from a source that can print on traditional silver gelatin paper.

    Let us know your findings

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