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Hass by niimo Hass by niimo
Testing out =suzums' Hasselblad. Having a little fun.

I've been thinking of going 6x6. I've been shooting 6x7 for the past few months and it's been great, but since I am shooting 4x5 as well now, I am not so intent on having that extra "real estate" so to speak.

Some thoughts for those getting into medium format..

I've considered other systems, Kiev, Bronica.. but one persuading point against these less prestigious names is that it is much tougher to have them repaired once they break down--and they often do. So, Hasselblad it may be. I like the thought of having leaf shutter lenses so I can easily use strobes if I wish. Pentax 6x7, though a brilliant system, is primarily meant for use with ambient light (and or hot lights). Yes it does have a pc sync, however, it only syncs to 1/60th or 1/30th I believe. They do have a few leaf shutter lenses though which can sync up to 1/500th.

One disadvantage with Hass is it is like buying a Mac. You think it is gonna cost you $1500 but it ends up being double with all the damn accessories. Extension tubes, film backs, filters, more film backs, lens grips, new focusing screen, the list goes on. The accessories ain't cheap.

Pentax 6x7 produces amazing images, sharp as they come, and it is dirt cheap in comparison to Hass. Hmm. Maybe I ought to wait on it.
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Maclunar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Photographer
Very nice self shot.
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Hengki24 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Excellent.
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suzums Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   Photographer
I'm gonna have to talk to you about those Mac accessories that will be costing me another $1500. I wish you told me about that before I bought my computer.
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matamoto Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
why dont you consider rolleicord/flex? it is cheap :blush: and use 6x6 format.
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niimo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I want SLR rather than TLR or rangefinder. If I did want a TLR I would probably be looking at Rollei as we as Mamiya with it's interchangeable lenses! :nod:
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juhitsome Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
hard decision.
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