How many still shoot film?

Started Sep 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Truman Prevatt
Truman Prevatt Veteran Member • Posts: 4,803
Re: Just bought a medium format

Colorado CJ wrote:

I just bought a medium format film camera, a Mamiya RB67 Pro S, for $150.00. The time is right for getting into medium format film. Lenses are around $80+$150 and whole systems can be had for less than $300.

This camera went for over $1000 when new.

You can also pick up whole darkroom setups for pennies.

I have an RB67 and it was my prime camera for a long time.  While heavy it along with a 127 mm lens has been pack packed all over the Rocky mountains - winter and summer and all over the Appalachian mountains.  Heavy but not near has heavy and bulky as a 4x5 ;-).  The nice thing about the RB is the lens shutter.  You can compose, then raise the mirror and trip the lens shutter with a cable.  That allowed me to use a fairly light weight tripod when I had it in my pack since there was no vibration from the mirror and shutter.

Enjoy.

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