Best medium format brand for portraiture and environmental portraiture.
November 28, 2006 7:43am CST
I have been shooting b & w for 25 years with Leica Ms. I shoot mainly what I would classify as street portraiture, or documentary. Lenses used most are 35mm and 50mm and sometimes the 90mm. I am working on a book of the Filipino people and want a medium format machine I can take there, rely on and get the sharpest images possible as I am a perfectionist darkroom printer (work has appeared in museums, magazines, etc., blah, blah, blah). Anyway, I'm going into unchartered territory and would appreciate frank opinions from some serious field photogaphers. I have used an Mamiya 7 (with the 65, not the 80) but found it slowed me down enough to where I might as well be using an SLR medium format system with faster lenses that focus closer (Mamiya is about a 3+ foot min.)