18th December 2012, 08:30 AM
18th December 2012, 02:57 PM
Re: People PIcs taken with 1956 camera
Great shots. I loved medium format cameras in the days of film. IMO, the medium format produced far better image quality than did 35mm negative film (b&W or color).
One of the reasons that between the lens shutters were always quite popular with film cameras is that they had virtually unlimited shutter sync speeds (usually up to a maximum of 1/500 second) while the focal lane shutters were limited to around 1/60 second or so sync speed. That would often result in unsharp and or ghost images when trying to shoot outdoors with fill flash...
Several of the 645 medium format cameras, which used focal plane shutters, had special lenses that included between the lens, leaf shutters.
You would open the focal plane shutter (usually set on time) and the exposure would be controlled and flash synched through the leaf shutter.