Someone please tell me why I need both an SLR and a TRL.
Over the summer I bought a Mamiya C33 and a lens (separately) from eBay. When the camera showed up, it was trash-worthy, so I sent it back (in better condition than it arrived, actually). But I quite liked the feel of it, and I kept the lens thinking I'd find another body soon enough.
A couple weeks ago, I got hold of a Bronica S2A, with some lenses and backs, all in really nice shape. I probably overpaid quite a bit, but I'll survive. Haven't done any real shooting yet, but playin' with it sure is fun.
Today, I innocently checked eBay to see what I might get for my C33 lens ($50-60, it seems) to help ease the sting of the Bronica purchase, and well, I ended up with a C33 body instead.
Because. Just because, damnit.
Keep the C33 in the car as a casual camera.
Keep it as a backup for the Bronnie.
Stop rationalising. 8-)
I feel, therefore I photograph.
"Someone please tell me why I need both an SLR and a TRL. "
You don't. You need an SLR, a TLR and a view camera.
I addition to the slr, tlr and view camera, you need a range finder and nice folder for your pocket.
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Might be a good idea to have two of each...
In the name of God, stop a moment, close your work, look around you. ~LEO TOLSTOY
The next time you need to take a photograph quietly, you will know why you need a TLR to complement your SLR.
You may find the bellows in the C33 to be useful too.
The last time I took my C220 to a Seattle Mariners baseball game, I got lots of fascinated stares. Might have got similar interest with a Bronica, though.
Probably most important, though, is that it is really useful to have a backup camera, especially one as rugged as a Mamiya TLR.
I'm wondering how it is that you have managed to survive with only one of each....What will you do if you want to shoot both color and B&W on the same day? FP-4 and Tri-X? etc....????
One view camera is never enough. You need a "small" 6x9 rollfilm one, a 4x5" one for polaroids, and at least a 5x7" for b&w work.
Originally Posted by MattCarey
-- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
Make sure, one of them is coloured...