Medium Format on a Budget: A Review of a Capable and Inexpensive Medium Format Camera

I would have sworn that “affordable” and “medium format” were mutually exclusive. I would have been wrong. 

In this video, Kyle McDougall sets out with a pretty small budget and tried to find the best camera he could without going into the triple digits in price. He eventually decided on picking up a used copy of a Lomo Lubitel 166B and put a few rolls through it: Kodak Ektar, Kodak Portra 400, and Ilford HP5. 

As one would expect from a review, Mr. McDougall had things he liked (mainly the price and the fact that it was medium format) and things that he didn’t like. I couldn’t help but think of my Mamiya RB67 while watching him go through the video. When he mentioned the slow max shutter speed of 1/250th, I thought about the Mamiya’s max shutter speed of 1/400th (for most…


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