Medium Format Film Rangefinder Cameras we love

For a photographer there is almost nothing better than having the benefit of a small rangefinder camera body and the large negative area of medium format film. The demand for a digital version of this high, but many photographers will tell you how incredibly good lots of the medium format film rangefinder cameras are.

Here are some medium format film cameras to make you stick your SLR camera to the back of your cupboard to collect dust… for a while anyway.

bronica-rf645 | Medium Format Rangefinder Camera We Love

Bronica RF645

Bronica has a very decorated history to say the least, and the award winning RF645 is the rangefinder camera that is still often overlooked. The camera shoots in the 645 format–which is the smallest medium format option you can get but also the simplest to work with.

Japan Camera Hunter states that their wider angle lenses command more of a price, and overall the system pretty much holds its own value. The Bronica RF645 is still one of the better medium format rangefinders that you can find.

Mamiya 7 II

Mamiya made a couple of film rangefinders, there was the 6, 7 but it was the 7 11 that stood out and is in fact still made today.This camera has an incredibly good selection of prime lenses, that all offer some of the best image quality that money can buy when it comes to the medium format camera world. It can only be tested by the newest Leica and Schneider lenses.

Mamiya-7-II | Medium Format Rangefinder Camera We Love

The Mamiya 7 II was used by photographers from all backgrounds: photojournalists, landscape photographers, portrait shooters, studio photographers, and many more.

Fujifilm GW 670 III

Originally designed for landscape photographers the Fujifilm GW 670 III was still arguably one of best medium format camera for shooting in portrait. The Fujifilm GW 670 III is a fixed lens rangefinder camera with a 90mm f3.5; which translates into a very wide angle and a very wide aperture when translating it into 35mm speak.

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