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    MF with a reguler viewfinder....

    I'm working with a Rollei TLR now. Love it to death.

    However I would like to get another MF with a regular viewfinder.

    I rather not get an eye level viewfinder for my Rollei because it doesn't feel natural to shoot that way. Would like to get something that feels like a 35mm. I'll probably be using it for a lot of street photography.

    Can I get some suggestions on a MF camera that has an eye level viewfinder and also stays as close as possible to 6X6 format.

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    Rangefinder or SLR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by papagene View Post
    Rangefinder or SLR?
    Either is fine.

    I need to look at all my options.

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    The Mamiya 6 is a great complement to a twin lens Rollei. They're my two favorite (and most used) MF cameras.

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    RF: Mamiya 6 or 7; certain folders (the old Mamiya Six, etc), Rapid-Omega, Mamiya Press, Fuji 6x7/8/9

    SLR: Pentacon 6, Kiev 60, Pentax 67

    There are a few 645 options as well.
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    The classic description of the Pentax 67 is a "35mm on steroids". It's 1 mm more than a 6x6 of course, but you don't have to print the extra mm. However, sometimes that slightly larger neg is welcome. It's also a rather heavy SLR with a mirror slap and shutter shake that's nearly seismic, but, on a tripod using mirror lock-up it is a superb camera. I think for hand held street shooting, the Mamiya 6 or 7 is probably the best choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jovo View Post
    The classic description of the Pentax 67 is a "35mm on steroids". It's 1 mm more than a 6x6 of course...
    Umm...I believe that should be 1 cm more than 6x6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Nunn View Post
    Umm...I believe that should be 1 cm more than 6x6
    Umm...I believe you're right. Sorry about that, chief!
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    Bronica SQA with the prism finder and Speedgrip. Handles as easy as a 35mm SLR. I love my setup.

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    Wasn't there a cigarette commercial that goes "a silly millimeter longer" or something like that?
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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