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Calumet is legit, it's about the only place in Chicago that isn't unbelievably overpriced (Helix is better, but only one location and super inconvenient hours). They have good tripods and other Calumet-branded stuff that's pretty darn good as well. Their showroom is super bland and crazy organized, though, very blah feel.
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Calumet is legit, it's about the only place in Chicago that isn't unbelievably overpriced (Helix is better, but only one location and super inconvenient hours). They have good tripods and other Calumet-branded stuff that's pretty darn good as well. Their showroom is super bland and crazy organized, though, very blah feel.

Cool, thanks.

Now ehh...get another YN 565 or a 430EXII? Like I said b4 I don't have the YN 565 anymore and only used it like 2 times.

I kinda would like the HSS...
post #18993 of 29551
I'm thinking of picking up a 4x5 rangefinder and just abandoning medium format altogether. Someone talk me out of this.
 
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I'm thinking of picking up a 4x5 rangefinder and just abandoning medium format altogether. Someone talk me out of this.

Pfft, get a Polaroid!
post #18995 of 29551
Don't do it. MF fulfills different usage scenarios... not to mention pretty much every MF camera is exponentially less of a pain in the ass to load, shoot and carry than a field camera. Start saving for an RZ or Fuji/Mamiya RF.
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IDK, the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. I only ever use medium and large format for landscapes, more often than not with a tripod. It'd actually be lighter than a GX680, and I get better movements, significantly better optics, and larger film size. I'll get a couple grafmatic holders for when I need fast shooting or lighter weight.
 
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GW690? Also, I'm looking at getting a M8 again.
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90mm fixed lens = bleh. I need wide angle.
 
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post #18999 of 29551
65 f/5.6, do it.
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I don't like the idea of being stuck to a single focal length, and the 2:3 aspect really doesn't seem right to me.


I'm looking on eBay, and some of the 4x5 rangefinders are going really cheap. I may be able to justify getting one and a new 645 body, though I doubt I'd use it much. In fact, I think I may do it that way. It'd still be cheaper than buying into a new MF system.
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