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gilpen123 Registered since 03rd Nov 2005
Wed 22-Nov-06 06:57 AM

Hi guys, I have long wanted to get a medium format camera but it's only recently that I happened to get a mint Mamiya RB67 Pro S with a 65 4.5 lens and 120 back at US$ 400. I have tried on several occassions my friend's Mamiya 645 but not really on a regular basis. I choose the RB67 because I can still use a 645 back and I like the frame better than a 645.

I wil start using the RB this weekend and I have some questions; I weighed the RB w/ lens and it's about 4+ pounds and I don't own a real good sturdy ballhead, will I get good results using slik pro 814 CF tripod and manfrotto pistol grip which can handle 8 lbs? I understand the mirror slap of the RB is quite hard and vibrates. I do plan to order the accratech balhead but delivery will probably be long so I want to use what I have as of now. Another question is what woul be the next best lens that I can buy? I only intend to get one at this time, I will shoot landscape, sunset/sunrise and some portrait. I want the sun not to be too small in the frame so maybe a 180 or 250 will be better. Any other useful tips on using this beast will help a lot on my learning curve.

Btw, as of now I can only get the Ektachrome 160 pro, Tri Max 400 and CN400 B&W on a 120 film roll.


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