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    Mamiya 6 hacked to accept Hasselblad backs

    A Michael Fatali project:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAMIYA-MF6-6...-/370575136248

    Apart from a place to put your nose, what would be needed to make this work?
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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept H-mount backs

    Is it for H backs, or for V backs?
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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept H-mount backs

    I like the GMC truck he/she is selling.

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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept H-mount backs

    Quote Originally Posted by vieri View Post
    Is it for H backs, or for V backs?
    Ah, good question. The listing doesn't say explicitly, but now that you mention it, I imagine it's likelier that it's V backs.

    EDIT: I've edited the thread title accordingly.

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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept H-mount backs

    It highly likely is a V mount, with a distant second possibility that it takes a Hasselblad CF back ... which also could be a V mount iAdapter.

    Far less likely that it's a H mount, since there is no way to power the digital back except with a separate IB-II or some battery pack.

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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept H-mount backs

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    It highly likely is a V mount, with a distant second possibility that it takes a Hasselblad CF back ... which also could be a V mount iAdapter.

    Far less likely that it's a H mount, since there is no way to power the digital back except with a separate IB-II or some battery pack.

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    Yeah, that's what I thought - however, before even thinking about shelling out that much cash, I'd rather be sure Plus, I am a left-eye shooter, so I'd run into nose trouble with such a solution. I'd love a digital Mamiya 6 though!
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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept H-mount backs

    Quote Originally Posted by vieri View Post
    Yeah, that's what I thought - however, before even thinking about shelling out that much cash, I'd rather be sure Plus, I am a left-eye shooter, so I'd run into nose trouble with such a solution. I'd love a digital Mamiya 6 though!
    Why anyone would consider the fragile fairly old Mamiya 6 is beyond me...
    would rather see a newer Mamiya 7 II at least the advance lever might last for a while...and after all the problems that Alpa addresses with shims this is a real leap of faith.

    Great lenses however...love to see a new solution.

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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept Hasselblad backs

    Bob, when I say "I'd love a digital Mamiya 6" it means I'd love a camera with the form factor & focal lenses (equivalent) of the Mamiya 6, the same kind of RF, etc but digital. I thought it was pretty clear, I am sorry if it wasn't btw, the Mamiya 7 is way plasticky-er and flimsier than the 6 was; that said, I'd rather have something sturdier than what both the 6 & 7 were.
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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept Hasselblad backs

    Vieri,

    My comments were not in response to your post...some of my best photographs were from a Mamiya 7 II 65/80 combination travel kit.

    Used an Alpa with H3DII 39 back for a couple of years and it is very close....depending on the lens and your tolerance for messing with lens color cast. Woody Campbell here has some great examples on his site...now using a Phase 180 back.

    A middle range with 16 large fat pixels and a decent body ... like the XPAN would be
    so wonderful.

    I would sell off half of my stuff tomorrow if one were announced.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post

    A middle range with 16 large fat pixels and a decent body ... like the XPAN would be
    so wonderful.

    I would sell off half of my stuff tomorrow if one were announced.

    Bob
    I would sell all of camera gear plus my used car if there is a digital XPan :-)

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    Re: Mamiya 6 hacked to accept Hasselblad backs

    How about something XPAN'ish?

    http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilmxpro1/

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