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    The Hasselblad 500CM is an excellent camera. British Photographer Charlie Waite uses a Blad and he has proved you can shoot beautiful landscapes in square format. I'm not entirely sure how efficient it would be hand holding a Blad for Street Photography. Although, it is probably do-able.

    For Street Photography I mainly use a 35mm rangefinder as it's lightweight and quicker to use.

    So for my 2 cents worth!!!

    Keep the Blad for Landscapes and get a 35mm rangefinder for Street Photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    Also consider a TLR. They have every advantage of a rangefinder and are quite compact as well. Pentax 67 couldn't be further away from what you want. Loud as all hell.
    I actually have a TLR already, a Yashicamat 124 G. It was my first medium format camera, and probably still my favorite. I heard such great things about the hasselblad, which is why I bought it. Sometimes I think I should have just upgraded to a Rollei with better glass, since the yashica has been such a good fit for me. *shrug*

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    Also thanks everyone for the suggestions. I am leaning toward keeping what I have, atleast for a few months and seeing if time and practice is what I need over a different camera. I would love to someday have a Mamiya 7ii, but it is not in the budget right now...even if i sold both cameras and all the lenses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    I'll tell you what i will say about the OP's question: yes, it certainly is crazy talk.

    You now have a choice between two wonderfull cameras, each having its own strong point(s).
    And you are going to give that away for a lumpy, still unwieldy, somewhat restricted third camera?

    Don't! Do keep what you have.
    What he said.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    keep the 'blad

    much easier to handhold IMO.
    What he said.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    mamiya 7

    Definitely go with a mamiya 7. It's far and away the best street/landscape 6x7 camera going, and in general about the best 6x7 camera overall. The only thing it's really lacking is macro/tight portrait capability, and faster-than-f/4 lenses. If you can live w/o those things, it doesn't get any better. I use an Rz67 for tight portraits, f/2.8 situations, macros, and long-length shots (180-360mm). For everything else, I use the mamiya 7.

    -Ed

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