Originally Posted by Nick Zentena
I like the 120 format for all the usual reasons. I never liked the left-right reversal and many years ago was convinced that the Porroflex was a necessity. I was never a fan of the C330 because of the inconvience factors:
Did I cock the lens if I was not using the 80mm?
Did I lock the lens lock so that I did not shoot a blank roll of film?
I found the fiddle factor of setting up due to the lack of a good man-machine interface taking up too much of my attention to composing the photograph. Yes, 35mm photography is usually faster than MF or LF, but the Hassy is easier to use than the Mamiyaflex.I had sold cameras at Baker's Photo in Washington DC when I was going to college. I orginially wanted a Bronica S but could not afford it. Therefore I brought Minolta SR-7, SRT-101, SRT-102, X-700, ... I just never really liked the Mamiyaflex. Add to that the fact that Canon, Nikon and Hasselblad are the major players of the few left standing in the film world got me to thinking that I would rather have a system I am happy with and that is still supported that something I inherited and was never crazy about.