Hi to all the folk here,
I have been lurking for a little while, enjoying quite a few of the threads, thanks
I would like to ask the people here their opinion (kinda sounds a long drawn out beginner question!) whether they think buying, into a hasse V set up is worthwhile at present, with the consideration that it will probably be kept for life and with a view to use it for MF digital in the future (not this year, not in the near future, but down the track).
Some concerns I have are that, given the cost I could buy a canon 1D or 1Ds (III) and if I was to believe what is on the net, then often they seem to say that the Canon is as good as 120 film scanned now and also the difference between it and the MF dig is not noticeable! hmm doesn't seem right, I'm not after a debate but 'they' do say that so I have to wonder
One thing that seems a real PITA is that not being a square digi format back, tipping the camera on its side for portrait is horrible, (I never did like using the 6x4.5 film backs) not that I ever really used a prism. speaking of prisms, I have heard/read somewhere here, that they arnt good enough to critically focus the digi backs? true/false?
Would it be better (in your opinion) to save for a Hasselblad H set up...not the latest model, probably the oldest, eek?!
I am familiar with the V cameras, I have used one for many years (the older 500 model) and though in the studio it never bothered me, while out in the field when wanting to be relatively quick, or when wanting to take a more candid shot, walking up to the subject taking light meter reading was always a bit of a pain. So, I am seriously considering getting a 205 (FCC if I could find one,Cambridge Camera advertise them new though, however the TCC appears just the same at a glance and more readily available), obviously for the spot meter (and shutter), which is the other method I am accustomed to working with.
I know a lot of folk are happy with reflective/center weighted and the 203 is not a large circle but I am used to spot metering, it would take some adjusting to get comfortable with center weighted, I guess its possible to adapt, of course it is, whether its a good method for me is another question....
Of course my other option is just to go with a manual blad again, 503cw, save some dollars, or rather that would mean I would get lenses and digi back quicker , but I might always be left wishing a I had the on board meter and 1/2000, which is why the 200 series, particularly if I use it out of the studio more often now, considering that its more for pleasure rather than work ...
oh well, a bit dull, but let er rip!