Ah! My bad. I mixed your post up with OP!
Originally Posted by PKM-25
Yes, I shot the last three exposures on my buddy's camera. It's a much slower camera than a Leica M. I don't know how else to express it... The rangefinder is actually really good, but not in the same league as a Leica - obviously. It's smaller and not as bright.
Originally Posted by PKM-25
What I took away from it is how well it's made. That surprised me. Again, no Leica... But REALLY good.
I think it would be a perfect travel companion for an M actually...
your budget is adequateto get a well-treated used Hasselbladof the 500 series with a standard lens.start with that.You won't regret it and can build it up from there.It is the most flexible systemand the quality is a major step up from 35mm.Also many 35mm enlargers can also do 6x6
Originally Posted by RyanC
all the best and elcome in the MF ,league.
If you see a clean 500 kit in the $500 range, let me know... I'd be all over that.
Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht
However, most I've seen go for over $1000 for a basic 500, back, and 80mm.
$500 budget in 6x6 gives a lot of options but from prices I've seen I agree the H 500 isn't likely to be one of them.
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if you are considering a mf folder the zeiss icons are something else.
they are in your price range, some are range some are coupled rf, their lens sets are something to desire either way.
ive never been good at range focus which a lot of the folders tend to be
so i opted for a olde mamiya post war folder (vi) and it was a great camera and lots of fun to use.
in 3 years i probably put 2-300 rolls through it ... never had trouble it was my goto camera for a while ...
id read up on mr jurgen before buying anything from him, some folks ( like me for example )
have not had stellar experiences with him, ( it seems we are the minority so maybe you'l be ok?)
i wont get into the gory details and pollute hijack your thread, but others have had the exact same experience if you just search around a bit ....
lots of threads here on mf folders and tlrs
it might be worth sticking MF folder or TLR in the searchbar to see what comes up
currently i have and use a 1933 rollicord and couldnt be happier ..
except for the always having to look down part ..
if you like your german glass a newish rollie might be what you want.
they are silent, beautiful machines, like-a like-a- 6x6
and the v's and vx's come up here in the classifieds often ...
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It is rare, but it can be done. If you are willing to take a kit with the 150mm instead of the 80mm, you'll have better chances (every body wants the basic 80mm kit-- why is a mystery to me, if you want a normal 6x6 just get a TLR).
Originally Posted by Roger Cole
If I were going to start with just one lens I'd want something close to normal. The advantage is being able to add other lenses later. Alternatively, maybe something a bit shorter than normal, like my 55m on my 645. I use it much more than my 150.
Originally Posted by jspillane
smart decision,you won't regret it. welcome to the 500 club.
Rollei is a complete system too and provides choice of Zeiss and schneider glass.