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    I just could never get use to the reversed image. I always swung the camera the wrong way. So I bought and use the eye level viewfinder sometimes with the focus magnifier attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    I just could never get use to the reversed image. I always swung the camera the wrong way. So I bought and use the eye level viewfinder sometimes with the focus magnifier attachment.
    That is why I use a prism on my Hasselblad.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Yeah prism! Shame it maskes it so much more heavy but definately worth it.

    But you do get use to it... Precursor to LF... BE WARE!
    Anyone can make a Digital print, but only a photographer can make a photograph.

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    That moment when you look in the viewfinder . . .

    Yes! For me it was a Rolleicord in the 50s, my dad's which he let me use. Just magic for a 9 year old. I especially liked the reversed image - it made me work at making a picture. The magic's still there, now with a couple of Rolleiflexes and ground glass.

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    I get a similar sensation from my Hasselblad. I like the mechanical sound of it. Feels good.

    At the same time I really appreciate the elegance of a Rolleiflex or a Leica, and just how quiet they are.

    Both sensations are nice.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    I get a similar sensation from my Hasselblad. I like the mechanical sound of it. Feels good.

    At the same time I really appreciate the elegance of a Rolleiflex or a Leica, and just how quiet they are.

    Both sensations are nice.
    +1
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul ron View Post
    But you do get use to it... Precursor to LF... BEWARE!
    Damn straight. I remember first looking in the viewfinder of my Pentacon 6 (my first MF cam).
    Then I remember using my Toyo 45 for the first time. Then later even more of an impact using the 'chimney' finder, it's just one big screen with one eye, no distractions. Then a few weeks ago I got a 617 back with dedicated GG. Wow again. Even without the velvia I'd have been happy taking a photo of the ground glass.

    Watch out, from here on in it's a slippery slope, slippery slope, slippery slope...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

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    RB 67 is a great camera!

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