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Forum: Medium/Large Format

Hasselblad, Holga, Pentax, Mamiya, Rollei etc. All 120/220, 645, 4x5, 6x7, and 8x10 cameras.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Introduction to Medium Format

    One of us will fill in some details here when we have time to provide an intro to Medium Format photography, but in the mean time I wanted to provide some links to other sites that might help. Medium Format http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/u-medium.shtml...

    Started by convergent, 08-03-2006 09:44 AM
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  2. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Do you MF?

    I am just curious who is currently into and who is looking towards the future in getting into Medium Format photography...

    Started by Orgnoi1, 07-18-2006 01:10 PM
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  1. Shooting weddings with Leica S2???

    Do you know anybody who shoots weddings with a Leica S2? I would be interested to see how MF Leica copes with weddings... :)

    Started by haring, 01-17-2011 06:03 PM
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  2. Mamiya ZD 22 MP Digital Back...?

    I know the early versions of the Mamiya ZD 22 MP Digital Backs had some issues, namely that it had some ugly "purple worms".... I am just wondering whether you are recommending this back for people photography for someone who is just about to enter the MF world. I am planning to buy a top back...

    Started by haring, 01-23-2011 04:35 PM
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  3. Phase One 645AF (Mamiya 645AFD III) - Good or Bad?

    Is there anybody who uses Phase One 645AF (Mamiya 645AFD III?) Is the AF fast (relatively) and accurate? Which digital back do you recommend? Thanks!

    Started by haring, 01-05-2011 01:17 AM
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  4. Mamiya - Let's all thank Ross for this..

    Our percentage of Mamiya users here is growing rapidly thanks to Ross! I'm not sure if I should thank him or blame him... :happy I mean, now I have a reason to buy more stuff. Incidentally, http://mamiya.com has a wealth of information, but the site absolutely will NOT work with Firefox. ...

    Started by convergent, 07-06-2006 03:13 PM
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  5. New to the forum

    Hello all, I just picked up a cam off of Ross and he suggested this site! Thanks! Jason www.jason-spears.com

    Started by jmspears, 11-25-2008 05:49 PM
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  6. Zeiss/Ikon 6x9

    All I can say is WOW! For a camera that dates from the mid to late 1930s, it takes some damn nice photos! And 6x9 negs are HUGE! Only problem is you really have to know distances to your subject, as well as depth of field - no TTL viewfinder on this puppy at all - there's one that'll give you an...

    Started by TomNanos, 08-15-2007 10:54 PM
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  7. My latest addition to my collection....

    Well I can never resist a good neighborhood garage sale day, so off I went this morning in search of a great deal. And guess what I found??? An Argus Argoflex EF camera in LIKE NEW condition!!! And when I say like new, the thing doesn't even have a speck of dust on it!!! The real kicker is that...

    Started by CruzinGirl, 08-11-2007 03:32 PM
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  8. Thumbs up Got a Gem myself today!

    Went to the Fleamarket this morning and got a nice score! A Kodak folding 120 camera in B+ condition $10. Here is what it says.....Kodak Ball Bearing Shutter....No2....Folding....Premo. Has bellows and folds shut....has every adjustment possible for a camera of it's time. Probably in it's...

    Started by GraphyFotoz, 08-12-2007 10:44 AM
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  9. Here's one for Ross...

    Thought you might be interested... maybe! http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/502707-REG/view_Mamiya-Fujifilm-645ZD-digital-back-IS-1.html

    Started by zacker, 08-10-2007 03:35 PM
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  10. Holy f-in cow!!!

    On a whim I headed across the Thames River into New London over lunch to see if the lab finished up my two rolls from my "new" TLR. Yep, he had 'em done well ahead of schedule (as usual for this lab - anyone in eastern CT who needs a top notch pro level lab, Jay's Photo Lab on Bank Street in New...

    Started by TomNanos, 07-17-2007 12:08 PM
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  11. Light Leaks... back to the drawing board...

    I had thought I had gotten all my light leaks fixed up... but found a VERY significant one with this batch of film on my 4x5 (the first batch!!)... So back to the drawing board for me... gotta take another look and make a decision if its the bellows leaking of one of the ends not clamped down...

    Started by Orgnoi1, 05-25-2007 10:08 AM
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  12. my new "Macro" only camera

    Got it from my buddies sister at the studio friday night, she gave me a box of a bunch of older camera stuff and this was in it.. Its the Kodak, Star tech camera outfit... Orig. box, lenses, even two spare flash bulbs! It seems this was made for macro only work for the medical and dental...

    Started by zacker, 01-16-2007 02:10 PM
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  13. 160MP big enough for you?

    If you have a spare $50K to blow, and really want some cool landscape photos, then this is the camera for you. This thing is a 6x17 panorama digital camera that can produce a 160 megapixel image in one second. Take a look at how big it is! It makes me feel better about the stuff I shoot with. ...

    Started by convergent, 11-02-2006 09:42 AM
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  14. Almost bought a back... :(

    I've been watching body/back on eBay all week... ended today and its my birthday... but in the end I passed. I really am conflicted about paying the required money to buy a MF digital back, when in the end you'll be not that much better than a lesser expensive full frame DSLR. Here's some info......

    Started by convergent, 08-08-2006 02:26 PM
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  15. Breaking the ice for Trish...

    Yesterday she shot her first roll through the Mamiya and I think she is somewhat hooked!! It definately is a slowdown break when going from Digital to MF and I think she really appreciated it!... We both shot some B&W at BSRM which should look pretty cool and will be my first set of film shooting...

    Started by Orgnoi1, 07-30-2006 10:26 AM
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  16. Polaroid Film for the Medium back

    As you probally know, Polaroid 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 film for the Polaroid backs for medium format is used to check lighting, composition and exposures something that digitals give you on the LCD monitor. Of course the digital backs do cost bucks but the polaroid film is cheap insurance. I looked up my...

    Started by ProPhotoImages, 07-08-2006 05:21 PM
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  17. A Wish List...

    I know everyone has a "wish list" and mine is very simple. 1. A Deardorff 8 x 10 large format body which is as scarce as "hens teeth" 2. A 360mm large format lens in a syncro-compur #3 shutter with lens board 3. 8 x10 film holders...maybe 6 or so. 4. And last but not least...A new Canon model...

    Started by ProPhotoImages, 07-29-2006 09:28 AM
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  18. Medium Format Anyone?

    OK...so I know Trish and I are addicted... so we are broadening our horizons and got an inexpensive MF camera to try out shooting with. This is what some people would call "older style" shooting... but really it isnt. Medium Format has been around a while, but it is also a current format that...

    Started by Orgnoi1, 03-16-2006 06:57 PM
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  19. The LOWDOWN on 4 x 5

    Before I get started, if any of you are interested in 4 x 5 photography with a view camera, I suggest first getting a good book on beginning "View Camera" technique which will answer all your questions. One of the best publications is "Using the View Camera" by Steve Simmons Go to:...

    Started by ProPhotoImages, 07-27-2006 11:59 AM
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  20. Converging Worlds - Digital and Medium Format

    I was just thinking about a trade I am doing with another photographer, and how worlds converge sometimes. I have shot digital for several years and really haven't touched film during that time. I have had a few jobs over the last year that I really could have used Medium Format for, and so I've...

    Started by convergent, 07-02-2006 04:59 PM
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