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So, what are we looking at here? (camera gear ID needed)

 
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Aug 30, 2012 15:24 |  #1

I saw this camera at Yellowstone. The guy changed the lens while it sat as pictured. I did not want to interfere (shot at 280mm) and kept my distance. It looks unique and I'll guess very expensive...

I'm curious to what exactly this is:

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BTW is he in AUTO? :p


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Aug 30, 2012 15:43 |  #2

It's general shape looks like some sort of Hasselblad. No idea though.


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Aug 30, 2012 16:43 |  #3

Looks quite a bit like my Mamiya - it uses 120 or 200 roll film.


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Aug 31, 2012 02:25 |  #4

Yes, it's in auto mode, or more correctly its aperture priority mode.

The lens you see there has a manual aperture ring (and most probably manual focus too), so setting the shutter speed to A is the usual way of shooting. Setting a shutter speed away from A would therefore be fully manual.


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Aug 31, 2012 10:25 |  #5

My guess would also be a Mamiya of some sort. Maybe a 645 Pro?




  
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Aug 31, 2012 13:19 |  #6

Whatever it is, take solace in the fact that it probably cost more than your cameras, lenses, and car all rolled together.


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Aug 31, 2012 16:18 |  #7

I agree with the 645pro with AE prism N super viewfinder.


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Aug 31, 2012 17:30 |  #8

I have a suspsion that it has a digital back on it. I shot with my Dad's M645 and don't remember the film back having all those controls on it.

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Aug 31, 2012 18:22 as a reply to  @ BigAl007's post |  #9

The controls on this looks to be a Mamiya 645 Pro. If I could afford one I would love to be shooting with it. I had a chance to use one when I worked for someone else and the images are so great. I still have a Pentax 645 that shoots film and it is still a pleasure to use that from time to time.


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Aug 31, 2012 19:00 |  #10

You can actually pick up Mamiya 645 Pros for under $700 with lens, prism, and film back. Definitely going to picking one up soon.




  
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Aug 31, 2012 19:07 |  #11

BigAl007 wrote in post #14932464 (external link)
I have a suspsion that it has a digital back on it. I shot with my Dad's M645 and don't remember the film back having all those controls on it.

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The M645 was the an older model that was only produced until the mid 80's. The 645 Pro is a newer(ish) model that was still produced until around 1997 I think.




  
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Sep 01, 2012 21:06 |  #12

BigAl007 wrote in post #14932464 (external link)
I have a suspsion that it has a digital back on it. I shot with my Dad's M645 and don't remember the film back having all those controls on it.

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I'm pretty sure that's a roll film back.


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Sep 02, 2012 13:05 |  #13

Mark_Cohran wrote in post #14936366 (external link)
I'm pretty sure that's a roll film back.

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