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    I owned a Fuji 6x9 for a few years and found it to be an outstanding camera. At f/3.5, the 90mm lens is a little slow, but it is a well balanced camera that is easily hand-held. The lens was the sharpest I've ever used, bar none. I found the 90mm a little wide for my taste, and the shutter setup for long exposures was a pain. (You have to cover the lens and advance the film or cover the lens and advance the shutter speed ring to close it after time exposures. Fiddling with either method was annoying.) The plastic bodies on the later models is light and rugged. I sold mine only because I did not use it enough and built my Hasselblad system instead.

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    Fuji GSW690III would be an ideal choice.

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    I know the OP indicated he doesn't want an old folder (why?), but I'll just say that when I looked into an easily portable MF camera for hiking and biking, I ended up buying a Voigtländer Perkeo II. It's absolutely tiny, and the Color Skopar lens is very capable. My other alternative is my pre-war Rolleiflex (smaller and lighter than the later models), but it's much more obtrusive than the Perkeo. All depends on what your personal limits are for weight and size, I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Pilot View Post
    I know the OP indicated he doesn't want an old folder (why)
    I presume that he wanted something more "modern" or have a interchangeable lens form factor. He indicated that the Mamiya 7 was a first choice and such cameras weight about 1.3kg with an 80mm lens. So while portability was an issue, it didn't seem to be an over riding factor as the Fuji 6x7 and 6x9 cameras he was requesting information on weigh in at 1.5kg. My proposal was about 1.2kg with an 80mm 2.8 lens and 1.3kg with a wide angle 55mm 2.8 lens.
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    How about an old hassy.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    Or an Xpan...
    Use the Force, Luke!

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    Mamiya 6 is a good size idea, but it's 6X6.

    If you're hiking, I'd thing you'd want 6X9 for the scenery.

    Another idea is XPan - both square and panoramic possibilities.

    Texsport

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdSawyer View Post
    Fuji GSW690III would be an ideal choice.
    +1

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    A MF for a hiking trip? I love Rolleiflex but I recomend a folding 6x9 or 6x6. Don´t bother with an overpriced modern Fuji. Any 6x9 - even old ones - will do the job. The rest of the money you spend in films.

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    I've thought about one one the earlier (non-electronic) versions of the Fuji 645s. I've heard good things optically; not sure if they have an "Achilles Heel".
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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