Anybody here have experience shooting film
with both the Mamiya 7II system + Alpa SW/SWA/TC + tech cam lenses?
Again, talking shooting FILM here... I'd really prefer 6x9, but after owning (2) Fuji rangefinders(6x7), I like having interchangeable lenses...
BIG cost differential obviously between these two systems, but is the quality of the images onto film any better from the Alpa/Tech cam lenses vs. the Mamiya 7's?
The lenses I'm looking @ for each system would be as follows:Mamiya 7II:
5. 210mmALPA(probably the SWA body)
1. 38mm S.K. XL(non-apo, film era lens)
2. 58mm S.K. XL(non-apo, film era lens)
3. 80mm S.K. XL(non-apo, film era lens, more for 4x5 actually)
4. 150mm APO-Symmar(film era lens for 4x5 use)
Now with the ALPA system, if finding things USED(like the body+grips, viewfinder w/ masks)/film backs(I'd like at least 2, the 6x8 Mamiya motorized backs), I'm looking at ~$6k or so... And after getting lenses mounted by ALPA into helical mounts(only they can "do it, right? I'd need to send the lenses away to get mounted?) + cost of lenses, I'm approaching $10k... Eegads!!!
With the M7II kit w/ the above lenses, I'm looking @ $4-5k on the used market, maybe even less. Possibly with (2) bodies(gotta have a backup
!) if I'm lucky...
Movements have been great to have(coming from using an 8x10), especially rise/fall to correct perspective...
No where near having the money ready, but who's not into cool gear, especially here