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| p.1 #11 · How much do you miss square medium format/waist-level finder? |
I owned a Hass' with a 45º finder, and really loved it, as Greg says, that 45 finder is "the best".
However, when it all got stolen, I downsized/priced, first to a Bronica, which I never got on with, then to a Mamiya 645 Super System. I always preferred using the AE viewfinder to the waist finder. (The "N" Waist level finder now sells for twice the price of the AE finder, which originally sold for several times more than the "N"!)
However M645s are prone to jamming, so this site is a must:
In fact I had two M645 Super bodies so that when one was "in" for unjamming, I could carry on using the other!
I wish I'd known that simple disassembly then. Knowing which lever to press, once disassembled, I would have drilled a hole in the casing next to it, so that it could be unjammed without needing to remove the casing, and kept it covered with insulation tape until needed.
Apart from this, I really liked using the M645 Super.