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    I suppose my first mf camera would be an old Kodak folder. Took 620 (or 820?) film and had the door in the back with a stylus. A great camera to use and still have it.

    Then around 1970 or so, I was making plans to "go pro"... That added a Mamiya C330 to the kit. Can't say enough good about that camera. Still have it, still use it. Just put a half dozen rolls through it this past weekend.

    But all these small formats don't get used like they used to... So when do we do "the first LF camera"??

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    In 1962 I got a Rolleiflex 3.5F with Xenotar. Brand new I bought it for $225.00

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    Lubitel 166U (don't laugh!)... Sold for two beers in a local bar, replaced by a Zeiss Ikon folder. What a step up!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Czech-made Flexaret V TLR. What an eye-opener the first print was! And the negative seemed huge!

    Denis

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    Voigtlander Brilliant. Just because I wanted to try.

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    Rolleiflex 3.5 Loved the format, loved the change of pace (I had an OM-1 with a motor drive), loved the fact that the image was upside down. And I loved the way the negatives got printed almost effortless.
    Photos are made four inches behind the camera

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    1971 or 72 (honestly don't remember) I paid $250 for a Mamiya C220 and two lenses (a fortune for me at the time). I still have it.

    The purpose was to shoot weddings, which I did all through my remaining college days. I had 35mm, but "at the time", professionals did not shoot weddings with 35mm (at least where I was.)

    This does not count the 620 and 127 box cameras of my youth in the 50s and 60s.

    Cheers

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    I also started with a Yashica 124G. Wonderful camera. It really changed my photography in a wonderful way as I started being much more thoughtful about my shooting. I sold it to help pay for a Mamiya 645, which I still have and love. I did regret selling the 124G, however, and recently purchased another from an APUGer who gave me too good a deal to pass up. I am not using it a bunch and extremely happy to be back in the fold.

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    Bronica S2A. Still going strong, and still one of my favorite cameras. There's something magic about the old Bronica (or at least about my experiences with it)...every time I pick up the S2A it feels like an old friend.

    Plus, it's the dream camera for lens hacking. Three separate lens mounts and a focal plane shutter; it's almost as if it was designed for my fascination with lenses.

    I've noticed that the prices on these have headed north a bit lately, when most MF gear is headed south. I have no idea why, but it's satisfying to know that people still appreciate them.
    Film is cheap. Opportunities are priceless.

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    I bought a Mamiya RB-67 ProS back when I was in college in 1990. The main reason I bought it was to upstage all the 35mm users in my photo classes. I was printing super sharp 16x20 prints and those dummies couldn't figure out why there was no grain. I have since traded the RB for a Hasselblad 500CM. The funny thing is that I shoot mostly 35mm now for the grainy high contrast look and the Hasselblad is collecting dust. Hmm, who's the dummy now?
    Ara
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