Originally Posted by leicapixie
The "Rollei TLR's are the BMW" but Mamiya TLR, C-series the Toyota version..
If Rollei TLR's are the BMW, and the Mamiya TLR the Toyota............
Then the Hasselblad 135mm F5.6 T* Planar-S is the Apollo Moon Buggy
And it is not that expensive. I paid $350 for the Bellows, and $300 for the Planar, and $75 for the exotic Bellows Lens hood. And not that hard to find these around. One of Hasselblad's sharpest lenses.
And it's part of a system that contains literally HUNDREDS of extra parts. Nobody else 6x6 is EVEN CLOSE. And it can be repaired easily and painlessly. Believe it or not it's easily hand holdable, but uses a double cable release.
For my $$$ it's Hasselblad all the way. Also like Mamiya TLRs and 135mm's very much for what they are. Apples and Oranges.
Hasselblad 135mm F5.6 S Planar
, on Flickr