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gilpen123
03-16-2010, 23:51
I was contemplating on the Bessa III or a Hassy V series for quite some time to replace my RZ which I sold 2 years back. I missed the big negative 6x7 which is my choice vs 6x6. Bessa would be nice as I may have that option but at the end of the day I decided that the flexibility to change lenses is something that I can not compromise. I've handfled a Bessa III for a few minutes courtesy of my friend. The RF/VF is excellent it is very easy to focus with a contrasty patch and quite compact when folded. Last week after reading all available information in the net, I pulled the trigger on a brand new Mamiya 7II with an 80 4.0 lens for a start and it arrived today. It took me a while to check the instruction manual before I mounted the lens and install the battery. The M7 is not something that you can take out of the box and start shooting IMO. Btw, the price I got is way cheaper than a brand new Bessa III and a used mint 503/501. I'm not sure why this is so in Asia????? Well here it is just arrived from the mail.

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Mablo
03-16-2010, 23:55
[Drooling]. So what is the going price for this setup in Asia these days? I'll be visiting Bangkok later this spring.

coelacanth
03-16-2010, 23:57
Congrats!!! Oh you'll have a blast with this. I recently got the Seven (1st gen), too. Looking forward to your shots with this beast.

gilpen123
03-17-2010, 00:02
The going price now in Japan thru online order is $1799. I got it from this ebay power seller based in Hongkong http://cgi.ebay.ph/New-Mamiya-7-II-Medium-Format-Camera-w-N-80mm-4-L-kit_W0QQitemZ270484139229QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFilm_C ameras?hash=item3efa1c6cdd#ht_3667wt_941. They ship fast and items are well packed. They still have 1 or 2 more I think.

gilpen123
03-17-2010, 00:06
Thanks Coelacanth! Btw, shipping is free though it was not thru Fedex as earlier quoted but EMS Japan Post which is not bad. I had it declared as gift "Film Lomography Camera" and customs did not even bother to tax me hahaha.

denmark.yuzon
03-17-2010, 00:16
congratulations Gil! looking forward to your photos!

gilpen123
03-17-2010, 00:19
Thanks Denmark I definitely will. I only have 2 rolls of Neopan 400 unfortunately can't get more as they discontinued the 120. I'll try HP5 and Delta 400 instead.

denmark.yuzon
03-17-2010, 00:24
Thanks Denmark I definitely will. I only have 2 rolls of Neopan 400 unfortunately can't get more as they discontinued the 120. I'll try HP5 and Delta 400 instead.

Yeah, Ive heard about that. sad news indeed..

I hope to see it one time too! along with your Leica's.. hahaha.. lets go for a shoot when everthing clears up in our scheds! hehe..

typhillips
03-17-2010, 07:17
A beauty! Makes that $200 for the Canon lens seem like nothing. ;)

Enjoy.
Ty