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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

So, this is the best lens for my camera right? I want the top of the line.
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Alicia and her new Friend. by Bill Smith1, on Flickr

Camera: Mamyia C220f Twin Lens Reflex media format camera with a 105 f3.5 Sekor Lens
Film: Ilford HP5 400 processed in Ilfotec DDX 1+4.
Model: Alicia S.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

I've looked at the NEX cameras. Very impresive. My only real concern is lenses. If they make arrangements with Zeiss and put out some good prime and zoom lenses I would seriously have to think about that system. Of course I'm already heavily invested in the Alpha A system so in my case switching over may not have any real advantage. The same goes with my Minolta film system. I have 3 solid working bodies and a bunch of good glass that's already paid for. To tell you the truth if I was to spend a bunch of money it would be on a film camera. A Leica M3 would be nice but I'm thinking more along the lines of a medium format Mamiya.

As a second generation Leica M3 owner (it belonged to my dad), I think you will be very happy with it. I use a Sekonic L398a meter to measure exposure. If you're going Mamiya, look at the 220/330 series TLR's they are nice workhorses and while heavy, they are not as heavy as RB67s
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post

As a second generation Leica M3 owner (it belonged to my dad), I think you will be very happy with it. I use a Sekonic L398a meter to measure exposure. If you're going Mamiya, look at the 220/330 series TLR's they are nice workhorses and while heavy, they are not as heavy as RB67s

It's funny you mention a Sekonic meter. I found a working Studio Deluxe L-28c2 at a thrift store for 5 bucks. I'm thinking if I do get an M3 I'm going to find an MR Leicameter for it. I'm told it's a really good way to go and the advantages of a coupled meter are pretty obvious. The two Mamiyas you mentioned above are they 6 by 6 or 6 by 7? I would like to use 6 by 7 but that leaves me with the Mamiya 7 as my only real option that I'm aware of.

I like the shot you made above. Good job. I can only imagine what the actual print looks like. There's just nothing quite like a good film shot especially if the prints are done with optical equipment.
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Some older shots with a Nikon D60:













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Here's another test shot with Portra 400. Just meter the subject and shoot. This would be a nightmare shot with a digital camera.

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Portra 400 Test Harsh Light by DYSong Photography, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

It's funny you mention a Sekonic meter. I found a working Studio Deluxe L-28c2 at a thrift store for 5 bucks. I'm thinking if I do get an M3 I'm going to find an MR Leicameter for it. I'm told it's a really good way to go and the advantages of a coupled meter are pretty obvious. The two Mamiyas you mentioned above are they 6 by 6 or 6 by 7? I would like to use 6 by 7 but that leaves me with the Mamiya 7 as my only real option that I'm aware of.
I like the shot you made above. Good job. I can only imagine what the actual print looks like. There's just nothing quite like a good film shot especially if the prints are done with optical equipment.

Another option for the M3 is the clip on Voightlander meter, it's not coupled like the Leica MR but it's a nice one so I'm told. I'm so used to using the L398a, I don't even miss the clip on meter on my M3.

Are you looking for a medium format rangefinder or SLR?
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post

Another option for the M3 is the clip on Voightlander meter, it's not coupled like the Leica MR but it's a nice one so I'm told. I'm so used to using the L398a, I don't even miss the clip on meter on my M3.
Are you looking for a medium format rangefinder or SLR?

Doesn't matter as long as good glass is available. When it comes down to it what I'm looking for is a medium format camera that uses the 6X7 configuration. Pentax made what looks like a decent 6X7 and the prices are certainly attractive for the body and lenses. Just need to make sure to get one with a mirror lockup for those long exposure shots. This camera's main use will be for landscapes with some portraiture in ambient light as well.

My main film system these days revolves around the Minolta SRT bodies. I have a very early production SRT 101, a 102 with mirror lockup and an MCII. I got a bunch of glass for it including the soft focus 85, a 1.2f 50 and the tilt shift 35. The Leica will be an addition to my 35 mm equipment but I don't think it's ever going to replace my Minolta gear. LOL! It will look good next to my 1958 Zeiss for sure!

Anyway whatchya think about the Pentax 67?
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post

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Alicia and her new Friend. by Bill Smith1, on Flickr
Camera: Mamyia C220f Twin Lens Reflex media format camera with a 105 f3.5 Sekor Lens
Film: Ilford HP5 400 processed in Ilfotec DDX 1+4.
Model: Alicia S.

Nice!

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Double Guitar

 

"Double Guitar," on Flickr

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--  double-exposure -- 

 

camera: Minolta XD-7
macro: Soligor MD 35-140mm
      f/3.5, 1/15s
overlay: Promaster MC 28mm
      f/2.8, 1s
film: Ilford Delta 100 Pro

scan: from negative on Imacon 949

 

white tulip

 

"White Tulip," on Flickr

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exposure: f/8, (? - I forget)  @ ISO 100

camera: OIympus C3040Z

 

Sarah Z

 

"Sarah Z," on Flickr and Model Mayhem

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exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000s

camera: Minolta XD-7
lens: Minolta Rokkor-X 45mm f/2, with CPL filter
film: Ilford Delta 400 Pro

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I'm shooting a Leica MP with a 50mm Summilux ASPH. I've heard the same about the M3, but I wanted a new body, and preferred to have an internal light meter.
I agree too many people buy the "best" of something without understanding how to use it. Months ago I was at a camera store in NYC looking at lenses when a guy came in to pick-up a brand new Noctilux lens ($10k, f/0.95) for his new M9. He asked the salesperson for confirmation, "So, this is the best lens for my camera right? I want the top of the line." It was disgusting. He didn't understand anything about focal length or why such a fast lens is beneficial or why you don't want such a gigantic, niche lens as your main glass. He just cared that it was the "best." I can only assume the idiot doesn't even realize his M9 isn't an SLR.
I feel like a lot of the DSLRs hanging on peoples necks don't really belong there.. but it might be a wrong feeling. I know my "talent" level .. a DSLR exceeds it by quite a bit smile.gif But I do have one.. funny part is that I got it when I had no idea what I am doing.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Here's another test shot with Portra 400. Just meter the subject and shoot. This would be a nightmare shot with a digital camera.
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That is beautiful.. and it will be tricky for a digital cam, great DR. I have a canon F1... should use it more often,
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I think this statement is generally true. On recent photo outings to the zoo and to the DC monuments, these two categories composed the vast majority of the cameras I saw, with DSLRs dominating. I did a lot of research on a camera to buy for an upcoming safari, however, and decided to go with a superzoom (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150) after initially thinking I was going to get a DSLR. I didn't want the added expense and hassle of bringing multiple lenses that I would have to switch out. I'm under no illusion that my photographs are going to be as good as ones taken with a DSLR, but I'm not selling them to National Geographic either.
Whatever works best.. fz150 will be fine for your trip I think, you do need zoom so that would be perfect. And you have to balance weight vs. pic quality on trips like that I guess. The last time I went hiking in Yosemite I didn't even take my dslr.. my phone did just fine for my needs.

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