I'm starting to get more and more interested in MF. My darkroom is fully equipped to exploit MF and I recently bought a very inexpensive C220 to test the waters. The C220 takes amazing photographs, but I just cannot seem to get into the whole TLR vibe. I'm used to the RF/SLR 'way of life' with my
Canonet and X-700; and I really am used to the WYSIWYG from an SLR.
I am an amateur, not a pro, so I honestly cannot justify shelling out a bazillion dollars on a Hassy, and the glass is really expensive. Truth of the matter is that I doubt that I could exploit a Hassy to it's potential anyway!
I have been searching around and have come across ARAX which is a company, much like KievUSA, which takes Kievs from the factory and reworks them into acceptable machines and sends them out with a money-back guarantee and a 1 year warranty.
I'm maybe thinking about an ARAX (Kiev) 60 in about a year or so. Does anyone here on APUG have any first or second-hand experience with ARAX?