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04-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #3196
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QuoteOriginally posted by alexfoto Quote
Since do you prefer more use the WLF that means that you usually use a tripod when you shoot?
For the pentax 6x7 with kind of tripod and head combination do you usually use?
Since the slap is a lot more stronger respect at when you use your hasselblad?

On the last two shoot that you send here, given the extremely fast shutter speed and the lower point of shooting, was hand handled?
I did the low light test with the different view finders. I took my spot meter and found a dark corner that measured EV1. Both WLF and prism are pretty much the same except the WLF did better with its magnifying glass at seeing more detail for focusing because it is a magnified view.

I shoot both handheld and tripod with all of my medium format cameras. It all depends on the circumstance. I've never tried the 300mm handheld, however. It has always been used with a tripod so far. The Pentax is pretty much only used now when I shoot that lens; otherwise, I'm using either my Hassleblad or Mamyia 7II for everything else.

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With the Pentax 6x7 with tripod do you use?
The Vanguard Alta 284CT?

Do you use always this head Manfrotto 804RC2?
04-06-2012, 04:53 AM   #3198
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QuoteOriginally posted by alexfoto Quote
With the Pentax 6x7 with tripod do you use?
The Vanguard Alta 284CT?

Do you use always this head Manfrotto 804RC2?
I use a Manfrotto 55pro and 804RC2 head....works fine for me (with all my camera's 6x7, Mamiya RB67, etc)

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Thanks for your input henkvanzuylen.

I asked at tuco about the Vanguard Alta 284CT because him have replaced the Vanguard Alta 234AB with it and time ago i see one shoot taken with that previous tripod but using the hasselblad, since the pentax 6x7 is a lot different, i wonder which type of tripod and head him usually use.

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QuoteOriginally posted by alexfoto Quote
With the Pentax 6x7 with tripod do you use?
The Vanguard Alta 284CT?

Do you use always this head Manfrotto 804RC2?
That is my hiking tripod for medium format. I still use that head on it. But for the 300mm I use either my Manfrotto video tripod or my wooden Ries tripod I have for my 4x5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
or my wooden Ries tripod I have for my 4x5.
...oh...yes...the Ries...(huge tone of awe in the voice)


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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
That is my hiking tripod for medium format. I still use that head on it.
But for the 300mm I use either my Manfrotto video tripod or my wooden Ries tripod I have for my 4x5.
So the Manfrotto 804RC2 is good even for LF camera. Good.
Since this head is a 3 way how you transport it? Using a large baggage? Or you remove the head during the trasport and put it on the tripod only during the last moment?
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QuoteOriginally posted by alexfoto Quote
So the Manfrotto 804RC2 is good even for LF
I didn't say that but on a larger set of legs I guess so.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
I didn't say that but on a larger set of legs I guess so.
I had to chuckle...which tripod heads work well with LF is a matter of taste and work flow. I decided against the 804rc2 because I did not like the proprietary QR. I tried to use a ballhead, but found it hard to level the camera. A geared head is much better, but $$$$$. I finally went with an ancient Bogen 3028 that I picked up in excellent condition for less than $20 that I have found works well.

But that is just me! I went to a demonstration last year for an ULF field camera (20x something negative) that cost the owner a small fortune. It was a huge beast and was mated to its huge tripod with an equally huge ballhead and a long Arca-Swiss plate. I cringed watching the owner attempt to thread the clumsy 20 lb. camera onto the A-S head. No, it was not one of the "snap-down" variants. I guess it worked for him though!


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I recently aquired a Fuji GA645zi to compliment my Pentax 67. I just love the 67 but for travel and long hikes, 2+ hours, it gets to be a bit more than I'd like to deal with. So some time ago I began looking for a smaller MF camera. The Mamiya 6 & 7 looked like just the ticket as did the Bronica rangefinder, until I got to the price tag. More than my wallet can handle these days. So I got the fuji and I do like it. Its comparitively small, the lens is great and covers from a moderate wide to a normal focal length. Auto exposure is very accurate and gets the shot quickly so as not to hold up the family. I have to say looking through the veiwfinder leaves a lot to be desired compaired seeing your subject on the ground glass of the large 67 viewfinder (is there anything more beautiful?).

Here's a few shots from a recent trip. TMax 400 developed in HC110 Dilution H.





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I recently aquired a Fuji GA645zi to compliment my Pentax 67.
Congrats on the new gear.
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I recently aquired a Fuji GA645zi
Nice shots!....looks you know how to handle your new camera!

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I just got a Pentax 645, so I'll hopefully be posting some gems here soon!

Thanks to Tuco, I also have a film dev setup, so it's going to be fun to see if my first MF photos in this thread were color shots I took to a lab, or BW shots I developed myself.

Also, is this a brand-agnostic thread? I have a Yashica 635 Twin-lens and a Kodak Medalist that want to play, too.
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Also, is this a brand-agnostic thread? I have a Yashica 635 Twin-lens and a Kodak Medalist that want to play, too.
Sure, why not. The thread is full of different MF cameras. MF film shooters are far and few and many have more than one brand of camera.

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Hi,

This is my first shot from my recently acquired Bronica GS-1! Still a lot of things to learn, but the camera is fun to work with. It really makes you think about the composition and light before you press the shutter button. The first roll is developed in a store, but Im soon going to start the film developing at home. But first I would need to get a decent light meter, this was metered with my K200D, and it was bit underexposed...hand-held, f/4 and 1/30s, zenzanon 110 macro. Tmax 100


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