Sorry if this has been asked a million times but I'm looking to get into a medium format camera. Let me start with some of my background.
I'm a cinematographer that has used Canon DSLR's and other larger format cameras, FS100/700 AF100 etc. etc. naturally since I started with a Canon DSLR I was somewhat interested in photography. Using a full frame camera was nice and produced different results, much nicer, opinion*.
I'm getting ready to go on a vacation and have done some research into the medium format genre. In fact I shot a BTS video with Jose Villa not terribly long ago that really got me thinking about checking everything out. Can be seen here: Once Upon A Bride on Vimeo (It's all my content and edit etc.)
I really want to go back to the roots, shoot film and really get that interactive feel that such a camera would give.
So, naturally I want a minor investment as it's really just for fun. I was looking at a Mamiya 645 with a 1000s back because apparently the shutter speed can be set at 1/1000, which obviously is better so I don't have to stop down etc etc.
What do I need? Where do I start? Start to finish what can I spend (couple hundred dollar range?) and be happy and get what I'm looking for.
Also do they meter or do I need a light meter?
Thanks in advance!