I was lucky enough to own both of these fine 6x6 cm film burners. Read my (admittedly biased) comparison if you are thinking about making high-resolution scans from a 2-1/4 square film camera or simply going retro-rogue.
Post by belgiumreporter on Aug 7, 2015 4:32:49 GMT -5
Hey Olddocfox, welcome on this forum and thanks for your well written Pdf's! Way back in the 70ties i've had a bronica C with the nikkor 80 and 150? mm lenses if i remenmber well. i liked it a lot but it was only there because i didn't had the budget for a hasselblad. Now things have changed and i've got a couple of 'blads with a series of lenses. looking back on the bronica i don't think it can be compared (at least to some extend) to a hasselblad for the simple reason it has a focal plane shutter wich restricts the flash sync to 1/30th. The better comparison in my opinion would be a mamiya RB67. Still in favour of the bronica its focal plane shutter makes it a less complicated design with the advantage of less shutter lag,less prone to mechanical failure and (maybe) some less camera shake.If camera size is inportant and you don't want to haul a beast like the RB 67 around a nice "little" mamiya 645 is in my bag but obnce again no central shutter on that (at least not on all lenses). Anyway the 645 and the blads are now allmost all the time on the shelve as they've become photographic dinosaur in this digital age.