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2000-06-01-23:51:03 Martin Howard: > I find the new Mamiya MF rangefinders and intriguing concept. How easy it > is to switch between the Leica and the Mamiya 6/7? I find that I probably don't use my Mamiya 7 nearly enough to justify what I paid for it. Which is not to say that it isn't a great camera - -- it is -- but due to a combination of (1) spending a great deal of time in situations with far too little light to get away with using the Mamiya (although 120 D3200 is an interesting phenomenon) (2) just not taking pictures as well with the Mamiya, probably because (2.1) I'm not as used to using it, because (2.1.1) I'm not as good with it, because (18.104.22.168) I'm not as used to using it, because... Well, you get the idea. That, and my favorite unusually-high-quality-snapshot-print lab won't do the high-quality-but-cheap runs of prints from 120, and I spend a lot of time taking snaps of people and bribing them with them to let me keep doing it. I think that if they had, say, a 65mm or 80mm lens even as fast as f/2.0 (darned speedy in MF, but slow to a spoiled Leica shooter) the Mamiya would collect much less dust. But I *will* get good with it. I will. Really.