I own a GW690III and am quite pleased with it. Simple and selfcontained RF that shoots 6x9 negs.
It is one of the few options of modern 120RF with a larger MF (6x6+) without breaking the bank.
People compare it to the Mamiya 7 but it is unfair as the M7 has a much higher market price. For a M7 kit you could get 2 Fujis or just spend the differential on film and gear!
I got it for a good price so I am ok about the peculiarities the camera has.
The points you mention are a very objective observation. Whether it breaks the likeness of the user depends of the particular person.
Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera
I find particularly amusing the size issue and how different groups perceive it. Some (think LF users) are very pleased because it is like a P&S. Others (35mm people) say it is brutally huge.
Ergonomics wise, initially I gripped my left hand as I do with 35mm cameras, but it was awkward... Until I found a way of holding it which is quite comfortable and fits well. I don't know how to describe it in written word however.
I haven't used it yet around much people but it does take a lot of attention. Practicality of the size limits mobility indeed.
I saw an ad of the Fuji where it was described as a "portable large format" camera, quite adequate definition.
Hopefully this next week I get to do a day trip with some friends so I can burn the loaded Portra. And I have found a nice bandolier bag that seems it will go well for carrying it on this kind of ocasion.
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