Give away Medium Format Cameras

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Paul, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    My Father in Law went into his local S/H camera shop the other day and came
    out with the following S/H kit

    Bronica ETRS Body, 3 120 backs 1 poly back, 1 40mm lems 1 75mm lens 1 250mm
    lens AEII prizm and bellows

    All for the grand sum of £199

    They will be giving them away next.

    Paul
     
    Paul, Mar 2, 2007
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    A.Lee Guest

    That is a real bargain - though Bronica kit hasnt been in 'vogue' for a
    while now, it is still good quality, and the lenses are really good -
    can you remember all the Bronica ads in the 70's - with semi naked
    ladies surrounded by camera kit?
    Are there any Mamiya lenses going cheap too?
    I'd like a 45 or 55mm lens, as well as a shift lens.
    Alan.
     
    A.Lee, Mar 2, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest


    That's a great bargain. I saw the AEII prism alone advertised for
    £249 (used) in a shop only this afternoon. Mind you, it has probably
    been in the window for at least a year.

    The lenses for the ETRS were reasonably good. The later ETRSi came
    with a revised set of lenses designated PE, which are very impressive.
    I traded up from my ETRSi to a Hasselblad 503CX with Carl Zeiss T*
    lenses, and they were not measurably better. I later traded up again
    to a Rolleiflex 6008i with the superb Schneider Kreuznach optics, and
    the results were not sigificantly better than the Bronica PE lenses.

    Even if the included lenses are not PE, your father in law could
    upgrade to them later. He undoubtedly got a real bargain.
     
    Tony Polson, Mar 2, 2007
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    harrogate3 Guest


    It would be useful to know where such a shop resides - s/h kit is
    getting more and more difficult to find, especially large format!
     
    harrogate3, Mar 2, 2007
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  5. Paul

    Tony Polson Guest


    The Bronica ETRS system is medium format.
     
    Tony Polson, Mar 3, 2007
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