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  1. Dubie

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    What should I look for when buying my first medium format camera. I am going to check used on ebay. What should I stay away from?
     
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    How much are you looking to spend?

    SLR, TLR, or Rangefinder?
     
  3. Dubie

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    I guess I better do some research first because all I know is SLR.
     
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    Price?
     
  5. JIP

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    another question 6x45, 6x6, 6x7.
     
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    I'm in the same boat. All I know if I'd like to shoot nice big slides of e100vs. How cheap can you dip your toes into the medium format waters?
     
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    I was thinking used under $500.00 Or is that not reasonable & 6x4
     
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    That's reasonable. What kind of shooting are you planning on doing with it?

    That will determine whether you should buy one that uses backs or inserts.
     
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    Hel for $500 you can get a Bronica ETRsi.

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  10. Mitica100

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    You really should give a try to a Rolleiflex.
     
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    If you like SLRs..

    Pentax 645

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    or the bigger cousin.. Pentax 67

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    Yes, if I only had one medium format camera it would be a Rolleiflex TLR.

    Good luck,
    Helen
     

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