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    Quote Originally Posted by jovo View Post
    Funny you should make this comparison. For a while I had my wife's Yashica D, my dad's erstwhile Rollieflex, and my C220 on a shelf together side by side. At the moment the Yashica D, and the Rollie still sit there, but ever since we bought a prism finder for the Mamiya, I use that camera a lot, and when it sits, it sits in a bag with 3 lenses, several rolls of film, and a spot meter all ready to go out the door with me. Of the three camera systems I use (P67, Shen Hao, and C220) it's the lightest, sits happily on a Bogen 3001 'pod with a small Bogen ball head, and occupies the smallest bag of all. And to think I was going to sell it a while ago... Yikes!!
    Don't remind me of that. I accidentaly sold my 55mm lens, kept a 135 that I never use and I have TWO 180 "Super".

    I also own a Bronica GS-1 equipment, nice gear, but in the end I always prefer my 330f.

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    CMO, is that a covert call to sell me your 180 Super?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhv View Post
    CMO, is that a covert call to sell me your 180 Super?
    That was not my plan, but if you like... I would also trade it for a 55mm lens to turn back the clock... :-)

    BTW, I live in Germany, shipping and customs might be an obstacle.
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    I own a C330 TLR and though it may be heavier and bigger than other TLR's out there, I find it to be be a perfecdtly usable hand held tool. I rarely put the camera on a tri-pod and just old the camera with my left hand and use my right to focus and wind the film.

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    Until they were stolen I had a pair of Mamiya's a C33 and a C3 with 80mm & 55mm lenses. The slightly heavier body compared to the Rollei's and Yashica's etc really make a huge difference when shooting hand held. The extra mass makes it easier to get good sharp results at low shutter speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I've been using Mamiya TLRs for longer than I care to remember, and like Matt am also left handed, I agree with him entirely, the left hand L grip improves the handling no end, especially since the camera with the bellows extended is front heavy, even more so with a telephoto lens pair attached, it enables you to wind on and focus with your right hand, and fire the shutter with your left index finger, while resting the camera on your right palm, you can hold it very steady, the prism is very handy too, if you want to develop muscles like a Russian shot putter !! .
    I'f you really want exercise, shoot a wedding with a RB using the grip with a flash mounted.

    I did that one time - did I tell you how much I like my Hasselblad?
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    The camera size is partly a function of the interchangable lenses. The internal baffle dictates the body depth, just as the mirror does on SLRs. Add in the need for a rigid lens panel, with all the metal frame and gearing, and the scale of the camera makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmo View Post
    That was not my plan, but if you like... I would also trade it for a 55mm lens to turn back the clock... :-)

    BTW, I live in Germany, shipping and customs might be an obstacle.
    Hm, Germany shipping, this might be expensive! I may pass this time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Szabo View Post
    I'f you really want exercise, shoot a wedding with a RB using the grip with a flash mounted.

    I did that one time - did I tell you how much I like my Hasselblad?
    Is that exercise or masochism?

    The problem with the RB/RZ is this: if you look into the waist level finder you need a counterbalance on your back, otherwise you might topple over.

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