Bronica stuff

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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    So, I was gonna buy a Bronica ETRSi but I have been seeing a lot of Bronica SQ 6x6 cameras on eBay lately that have been going really cheap. I think I'd prefer the 6x6 over the 6x4.5, so I'm leaning towards the SQ. The real question here has to do with interchangability: Will lenses for the ETRS series also fir the SQ and vice-versa? Thanks, guys.:mrgreen:
     
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    I'm afraid I can't tell you about lens interchangeability. However, I did some digging into information on the Bronicas and it appears that there are some real image-quality differences between various series of lenses.
     
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    Apparently you can get into medium format photography on Ebay for less than 35mm. I just bought a (claimed to be) mint condition Mamiya 645E with 120 insert and 80mm lens for $278. You can't get much of a point and shoot digicam for that. The 645E is the entry level unit but it is a current model and sells for around $1500 new. I'll use it to shoot E6 which I can scan to digital for what I think will be some nice results.

    I think I'll go shopping for a wide angle lens and see what I can find for $100 or so. It's amazing. Who knows, medium format photography may be on the rise again thanks to ridiculous prices.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Core, can you move this over to the equipment review forum? I think I posted it in the wrong place. Thanks.
    scott
     
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    Unfortunately there is no interchangeability between the ETRS and SQ cameras. Lenses are specific to each camera.

    From what I have read somewhere else, the build quality of the SQ is better than that of the ETRS but I cannot say for sure as I have only used the SQ.
     

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