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    The Worst Medium Format Camera Money Can Buy

    Not sure if this guy is joking or not, but I find it kind of funny

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG4TB-BLbSE

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    Re: The Worst Medium Format Camera Money Can Buy

    the funniest thing about the supporting photos he uses are not one is shot in a studio and the rest of the examples are crap.

    maybe he needs to go to a bigger setup 5x7 or 8x10 where he is not bored with a square box and he can fit more crap in the image.

    The worst camera review video ever, or I so stupid I couldn't figure out how to use my camera.

    There are a lot of those for sale in Japan, cla'd some of the lenses available for them were the best ever coated and still are.

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    Re: The Worst Medium Format Camera Money Can Buy

    This guy has 37 subscribers

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    Re: The Worst Medium Format Camera Money Can Buy

    And can't pronounce "epitome." e-pit-o-me, not epi-tome.

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    Re: The Worst Medium Format Camera Money Can Buy

    Haha I clicked on the youtube video and now the algorithm suggested another video referring to the same camera as "the best medium format camera ever made".

    The truth is, in my opinion, that it's neither the worst nor the best medium format camera. But it is the one I would least suggest to anyone who asks me what medium format camera they should buy. The reason is simple. If you have to ask, it's probably not for you. It's such a specialised camera with its own sets of features and trade offs and very few people who are new to medium format film will be well served with what this camera has to offer. For bellows focusing and a rotating back the RZ or RB system are simpler, lighter and more widely available. For movements, a 4x5 camera with a roll film back offers more versatility. If it's just down to pure enjoyment my favourite would still be the Hasselblad system.
    The Fuji system is aimed at a specific type of commercial studio photographer that, for the most part, shoots digital nowadays. I'm not surprised that some kid who bought it as his first medium format camera was disappointed.

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    Re: The Worst Medium Format Camera Money Can Buy

    I'm inclined to agree with the title of this thread. That's pretty bad. haha

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