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MCB18

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My 2 MF cameras are:

RB67 w/ 120/220 6x7 back, 127mm F3.8, and CdS Prism (heavy chonker of a camera)
Rolleiflex 2.8F (not working. No one told me not to mess with the self timer. Oops…)

If I had known my grandpa had a 2.8F, I probably wouldn’t have gotten the RB67 TBH. But it is a good camera! Eventually I plan on getting the CdS prism working. Either that or selling it and getting the PD prism. Or maybe the chimney finder for the built in diopter (my eyes are bad. The genetic lottery sucks sometimes).
 
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I only posses one medium format camera, a Bronica SQA I found on Facebook about 3 years ago this month. It has really opened my eyes to a slower -more focused- approach to photography and I am excited to continue to grow with it. I shall list the following equipment I have with it for your enticement

Zenzanon-S 80mm F2.8
Zenzanon-S 200mm F4.5
the normal prism finder
speed grip
and a Vivitar flash

my primary and favorite stock would be CineStillbwxx for this camera although I have tried some color over this past summer (thankful of CSW film systems for the cheap and next day color development) Here is one example of color from a rare usage of stock for me- lomography metropolis I believe
 

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jd callow

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Alpa 12 TC with 47 and 58mm lenses 6x9 film back.
That's a lovely camera. I was looking for one when I came across a Silvestri SG612 with 47, 58 and 110mm lenses and 6x12 back for the price I could not pass up. I have a 6x9 that at some point I'll modify to fit.
 
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Bruce Butterfield

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I have a number of MF folders that I really like to shoot -- started with Ikontas/Super Ikontas but now I really prefer my Mamiya Six Automat for 6x6 and Konica Pearl III for 6x45. Fun cameras.
 

Rexel

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That's a lovely camera. I was looking for one when I came across a Silvestri SG612 with 47, 58 and 110mm lenses and 6x12 back for the price I could not pass up. I have a 6x9 that at some point I'll modify to fit.

It is a wonderful camera for landscapes with wide angle lenses JD. Most people are using it with a digital back and its not so easy to get a film back. Its great with film. For longer lenses precise focusing really needs the ground glass screen. You cant go wrong with the Silvestri either!
 

jd callow

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It is a wonderful camera for landscapes with wide angle lenses JD. Most people are using it with a digital back and its not so easy to get a film back. Its great with film. For longer lenses precise focusing really needs the ground glass screen. You cant go wrong with the Silvestri either!
I do love the Silvestri and use it for urban/architectural shots mostly. I have also done some macro shots with it by using the lens spacers, which has been interesting and frustrating.
The GG for the Silvestri works well for the110mm Zone focusing with the 47 and 58mm appears to work just fine.
 

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Rexel

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I do love the Silvestri and use it for urban/architectural shots mostly. I have also done some macro shots with it by using the lens spacers, which has been interesting and frustrating.
The GG for the Silvestri works well for the110mm Zone focusing with the 47 and 58mm appears to work just fine.

Agree ground glass essential for longer lenses.
I also like the ground glass for composition even with the wider lenses. They are really good focusing close as well. Another aid for focus is a lazer tape measure.
 

jd callow

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Agree ground glass essential for longer lenses.
I also like the ground glass for composition even with the wider lenses. They are really good focusing close as well. Another aid for focus is a lazer tape measure.
I adapted the Horseman SW viewfinder and masks to the camera and it works surprisingly well.
For distance I use the measure app on my iPhone and for exposure I use an app called myLightMeter. I'm really pleased with how well the meter works although I'd like the ability to spot meter. What I am lacking is a decent bag to hold the odd shaped camera and accessories. This thread motivated me to go out an shoot last night.
 

redrockcoulee

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Hasselblad 500 C/M. 60,100,150 and loan of 250 lens all CF except for 100 C
Rolleichord Vb
Nettar 6X6
Several Holga and Dana F
RSS 66F pinhole
Holga 120N Zone plate

My wife has a Hasselblad SWC
Zero Images 66 pinhole
Vermeer 66 pinhole
Several Holga and Diana F

We share older Holga S and three original Diana plus various Kodak box cameras and Tourist, Dualflex and Hawkeyes and a Holga 120 WPP

Plus a loan of a Fuji GX680 with three lenses

I think we have all the MF cameras we need and almost all we want. Should have bought the Pentax 645 when I had the chance and they were cheap.

Love the square format
 

Oldwino

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Just picked up a nearly mint Bronica RF645 set, with the 65mm and 45mm lenses. I love the vertical format, and while this camera has been on my radar for quite some time, some of the known issues have kept me from buying. I finally found one from a dealer I trust (and who also offers a 180 day warranty!).
Came out of the box with the rangefinder off at infinity. But! A very simple fix - you can adjust it yourself, with a little patience, a light touch, and a very small phillips head screwdriver. A test roll shows I got it pretty much perfect - very sharp lenses. The only "downer" is the rather sad sound the shutter makes when firing and re-cocking.
Looking forward to using this one!
 
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