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I would like to know what is the perfect black and white camera for the best nude photo taking of people?

-- Cynthia Fulton (, September 29, 2001


My feeling is that there is no "perfect camera" for this task - in the sense that all other cameras would be imperfect. Having said that, I would advise you to start with the proposition that a medium format camera would best suit your needs. You get a much bigger negative for sharper images and better tonality than what can be produced by the best 35mm equipment, including Leica. If you believe you can shoot primarily on a tripod, I would recommend a Hasselblad or Mamiya RZ67 for razor sharp images, the ability to use interchangable film magazines and the advantage of leaf shutter lenses to synchronize (sp?) flash with any shutter speed. If you need the ability to move around, or if you desire a very quiet camera, use a Mamiya 7II rangefinder camera (which also has leaf shutter lenses) or another medium format rangefinder (I'm not familiar with the attributes of Fuji or Bronica rangefinders).

I hope this helps.

Philip Tilton

-- Philip Tilton (, August 21, 2002.

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