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Does that actually look decent? Seems it would be purple and uneven to me... My hassy has a ton of nicks on it.

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[quote name='Jonsa' post='1697583' date='May 13 2007, 11:40 AM']You would never be able to tell. It looks just like the original finish.[/quote]

That's because Victor Hasselblad not only invented those wonderful medium format cameras, but permanent markers as well. In hassy factories they all start out chrome until child laborers sharpie in the edges.

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ive been lurking Keh and i found a few good MF cameras, and i noticed that the ones without waistlevel are cheaper... what is waistlevel and is it necessary?

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[img]http://i13.ebayimg.com/01/i/08/f4/ba/dc_1.JPG[/img]

^ thats the WLF. you look into it to compose the picture. like other cameras, you look through the viewfinder directly into the camera, only you need a WLF or any other prism for a MF camera because the viewing screen is large, and hard to see without shade.

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can i buy a WLF? and is it necessary? because im looking for a setup on a tight budget...

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can it be one like this?

[url="http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductList.aspx?Mode=&item=0&ActivateTOC2=&BC=SQ&BCC=5&ID=39&CC=13&CCC=27&BCL=&GBC=&GCC="]http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductList...p;GBC=&GCC=[/url]

or does it have to be a waistlevel

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That's fine but WLF are generally cheaper, so if you are in a tight budget like you said I would go with a waist level finder. Also there are two kinds of prism finder; metered and non-metered. The metered ones are more expensive.

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prisms are finders and finders are prisms, they are just a different way of viewing things basically. i know someone knows more about prisms/finders than i do, so someone help him out.

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whats the differnece between metered and nonmetered?

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One has a meter and the other doesn't. If you already have a hand held meter or even another camera that has a meter just get the non-metered one to save some money.

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ooo so it doesnt tell you if the exposure is right?

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well im looking at KEH right now and i found this one

[url="http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductDetail.aspx?groupsku=SQ13001400011L&brandcategoryname=Medium%20Format&Mode=sAccessories&item=0&ActivateTOC2=true&ID=&BC=SQ&BCC=5&CC=&CCC=&BCL=13,%2014&GBC=&GCC="]undefined[/url]


would that be worth it? on an SQ-A

edit: or this one?
[url="http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductDetail.aspx?groupsku=SQ149990050010&brandcategoryname=Medium%20Format&Mode=sAccessories&item=10&ActivateTOC2=true&ID=&BC=SQ&BCC=5&CC=&CCC=&BCL=13,%2014&GBC=&GCC="]undefined[/url]

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I'm not too sure on the prices when it comes to Bronica so maybe someone else can help. That prism finder is metered but it says that the meter doesn't work so I wouldn't get that. I would just get one of these non-metered prism [url="http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductDetail.aspx?groupsku=SQ130014000140&brandcategoryname=Medium%20Format&Mode=sAccessories&item=0&ActivateTOC2=true&ID=0&BC=SQ&BCC=5&CC=0&CCC=0&BCL=13,%2014&GBC=&GCC="]http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductDeta...p;GBC=&GCC=[/url].

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[url="http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/ProductList.aspx?Mode=sAccessories&item=10&ActivateTOC2=true&ID=&BC=SQ&BCC=5&CC=&CCC=&BCL=13,%2014&GBC=&GCC="]What about these?[/url]

they say waistlevel and prism but dont have pics and seem toooo cheap

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Those are just the diopters for them. It's the things you adjust so you can see it better. Idk how to explain it, but it's not an actual prism or WLF.

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i think you need to do some research befoure you go jumping into this. your most likely gonna need a hand held meter

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[quote name='OZ' post='1699465' date='May 14 2007, 03:20 PM']i think you need to do some research befoure you go jumping into this. your most likely gonna need a hand held meter[/quote]

well i am gonna keep researching it for a while because i dont have the money quite yet. but exhumed said that i could use another camera...but i was also looking around this forum and saw some one talking about makeing a WLF with cardboard, and not having to buy it.

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as long as it doesnt affect the picture...then haha i could save the money for now

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thank you all for the help. im gonna be saving money and researching more, and ill hopefully have it by midsummer, any other advice is cool too

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Alright, here's what I do.
I have a Bronica SQ-A and a non-metered prism. I either carry around my ghetto handheld meter or use one of my other cameras (I always have my digi or other film camera with me) to meter the scene. If I want to use a WLF, I just prefocus using my prism and then take it off and look down into the camera as if I have WLF.

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