I've had a hankering to try MF, but I'm not sure what to pick up. I suspect IQ's going to be similar in all cameras so it's really more a question of ergonomics.
Here's a list of things I'm looking for:
- TLR or SLR but not rangefinder or folding camera: I want the ground glass viewed from above experience.
- Preferably 6x6
- Shutter speed up to 1/400 or 1/500
- Leaf shutter (pretty sure that's a given)
- Integrated light meter
- f/2.8 or 3.5 max
- Integrated magnifying glass
- Reliable construction
I've got the following cameras shortlisted (in no particular order):
- Minolta Autocord
- Rolleiflex 2.8F
- Mamiya C330S
- Yashicamat 124G
- Hasselblad 500 CM
- Bronica Z or ETRS
Most of them are over-budget though, since I'm looking at maybe spending $3-400 on body + lens (75 or 80mm).