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    Quote Originally Posted by DBP
    The viewfinders on old folders can be pretty iffy. Are you sure the little prism that switches from 6x6 to 6x9 is completely in position?

    Seems everything back then was roomier. A neighbor used to have a 58 Mercedes. There was enough room under the hood for two suitcases, or maybe small children. And the old Checker cabs sat six in the back seat.

    Between the front window and eyepiece lens elements, there's just a little aluminium(?) frame which masks the field for 6x6. Nothing else in there which allows any adjustment or repositioning. No prism there.

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    Can't go wrong with Mamiya TLR or Rolleicord

    I agree with prior comments on Mamiya TLR or Rolleicord (assuming condition is good, but consider getting a CLA to get everything up to snuff). IMO the Mamiya TLR lenses are really under-rated. In my practical use, including studio, the standard length 80/2.8 yields superb sharpness. Attached are a couple of examples.

    For SLR, also consider a Kowa 6MM (the MM model has the desirable mirror lock-up). These cameras have fantastic lenses, on par with the best, again IMO.

    R.J.
    Last edited by mediumformatphoto; 01-22-2007 at 09:35 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    My choice was Seagull 109

    It was about $280, so it's pretty cheap, though many would say you should get an old TLR for that money instead.

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