A&P MF, looking at a holga

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  1. charel

    charel : explorer

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    looking to do some more film stuff, i can pick up a holga relatively cheaply, but it's pretty much a P+S toy.

    i'm not sure i'd buy a lomo or anything purely because they are so over priced.

    anybody got any other suggestions for starting up with mf?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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  3. charel

    charel : explorer

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    yeah, i'm not made of money.

    forgot to mention that.
     
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    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    What is Hasselblad? I keep hearing them mentioned every now and then. But I thought the camera world was limited to Canon, Nikon, and everything else.
     
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    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Yeah I found their website, but it doesn't exactly say "Well, in comparison to the big guys Canon/Nikon, we stand about "here." We specialize in making film cameras better/worse than they do." etc. etc.

    I was asking what's so good about Hasselblad, and why would anybody ever want one over a camera made by Canon/Nikon. Do they specialize in anything?
     
  7. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    They are the top dogs of MF and LF cams... Their digital cams are about 36k. and are used widely by fashion folks and large production magazines.


    H3D-39

    Sensor dimensions: 36.7 x 49.0 mm

    Sensor size: 39 Mpixels (5412 • 7212 pixels)

    Image size (8/16 bit RGB): RAW 3FR capture 50 MB on average. TIFF 8 bit: 117 MB

    Storage capacity: 2 GB CF card holds 40 images on average

    CAMERA FEATURES

    Camera type Large sensor full format DSLR

    Lenses Hasselblad HC and HCD lenses with integral leaf shutter. All C type lenses from the V system with optional CF lens adapter.

    Shutter speed range: 32 seconds to 1/800 second (18 hours to 1/800 second using film)

    Flash sync speed: Flash can be used at all shutter speeds.

    Viewfinder options:
    •HVD90X: 90° reflex viewfinder w. diopter adjustment (-5 to +3.5D). Image magnification 3.1 times. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hot shoe for SCA3002-system flashes from Metz™.
    •HV90X: For use with film capture
    •HVM: Waist level viewfinder

    Focusing: Autofocus with Ultra-Focus digital feedback. Instant manual focus override. AF metering with passive central cross-type sensor. Metering range EV 1 to 19 at ISO 100.

    Flash control: Automatic TTL centre weighted system. Uses built-in flash or flashes compatible with SCA3002 (Metz™). Output can be adjusted from -3 to +3EV. For manual flashes a built-in metering system is available.

    Exposure metering: Metering options: Spot, Centre weighted and Centre Spot. Metering range Spot: EV2 to 21, Centre weighted: EV1 to 21, Centre Spot: EV1 to 21

    Power supply: Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC / 1850 mAh). Optional cassette for 3 CR-123 Lithium batteries available.

    Film compatibility
     
  8. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Wow that's crazy. I never knew anything topped Canon. I'd never even heard of a "camera back" until just now, while googling and wiki'ing hasselblad and whatnot. :dunno:
     
  9. mojito

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    medium and large format put nikon and canon to shame. but its slow, expensive and not very practical for most uses.
     
  10. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Cool, cool. Learn something new all the time. =)
     
  11. mobbarley

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    good mamiyas go cheap sometimes.
     
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  13. Hippy

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    HOLGAS ARE REALLY FUN FOR SHOOTING FILM.

    with some thought you can create all sorts of very interesting effects, panoramas, double (3x, 14x whatever) expousers, the lense vingettes and gets lense flares, it also has soft focus kinda.


    It has 3 basic focus settings, portrait, group, and landscape, so shoot accordingly. it shoots at f11 ish and has a 1 stop adjustable lense. the shutter is fully manual and u can only really shoot during the day, unless u get the model with the built in flash with 3 color filters.
     
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    planb itches in my teeth

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    I have a holga, its fun to use. Wish I would have gotten a plastic lens over a glass one though; the image is only sharp in the very center, and vignetting is over the top on my glass lens, compared to my girlfriend's plasic lens.

    It really got me into MF cameras, especially 6x6 size. Im going to be buying a Bronica SQ-A in the next few months
     
  15. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    and to make things even more fun... shoot with some expired film... you get some interesting results. I've been meaning to pick up a holga for months, but just haven't gotten around to it. We have a shop locally that keeps them in stock.....
     
  16. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    I have a Mamiya M645 J and love it ... you can pick them up for about $300 sometimes
     
  17. charel

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    i'll start with a holga then, and see where i go from there, cheers folks.
     
  18. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    just FYI.. don't expect stellar quality with a holga. if nice sharp prints are what you're after... go with a mamiya or a hassy set up.
     
  19. charel

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    nah, not after anything like that.
     

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