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    Bronica RF645 and 65mm lens

    Is there a switch on this camera to select frames for different lenses (comparable to the Leica M6) or are there just different frames in the viewfinder visible?

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    It is automatic, when you change lenses the frames change in the view finder......that is for the 65 and the 100....for the 45 there is a viewfinder that fits on the hot shoe.....I rarely use it...you can still focus the 45 and use all of the visible viewfinder for your frame...

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    The "switch" is actually the lens mount, so only changing a lens brings up different frame lines. With the 45 mm, there is an external viewfinder, so that would give you a preview image. There are not multiple frames visible in the viewfinder at the same time.

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    All reviews by users are so good. Do you have similar experiences ?

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    It is my favorite camera, the one I leave home with, used to be my F3 Nikon, these bronica lenses are sharp wide open, often for street photography, I use the 45 at infinity and "point and shoot" 11x 14 and 16 x 20 are impressive......the electronic shutter is very quiet but makes a slight whispering sound when it re sets, but that is actually after the exposure has been made...the camera and 3 lenses and the flash all fit nicely in a small shoulder bag...the frame is orientated vertically a feature that I actually like, but might be a consideration for others....

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    Frame vertically. How do you compose your picture then ?

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    It's just the opposite of the Leica. Normally held it's in landscape mode.
    The Bronica is in portrait mode.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    I have this setup also - use it alot - I find the auto exposure settings quite useful and it also has an auto dark slide for changing the lens mid roll - something not found on other roll film rangefinders. It has a nice feel when hand held for portrait mode - but is a little awkward to hold for landscape - but I usually use a tripod for landscapes. The little Bronica flash is also something I like alot - it adds just enough to fill in when doing a portrait in open shade.

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    I like this little rig, too. Great optics, very intuitive operation and I prefer the vertical orientation. Perfect candid shot camera for weddings, company functions, etc. Here's a candid (HP5+), available light from inside a ski chalet this winter.... This girl took a face-plant and wasn't in the mood to have her picture taken so this was clandestinely squeezed off from waist level. It's all healed up well and she now enjoys having the picture as a "badge of honor" sort of thing. It printed beautifully and easily showed the threads in the fine fabric of her race suit. Shot wide open.
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