My latest camera toy

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My latest camera toy

Postby Niner » Sat May 06, 2017 7:30 pm

I wanted a decent medium format camera that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Got this today. Has a "speed grip" handle attachment with a quick manual film advance, a flash shoe, and an additional shutter release. The add on viewfinder has a single auto mode choice based on aperture priority and manual mode with light meter reading...which takes the place of the waist level viewer. It is the late model of the Bronica ETRS with the lens release on the side instead of the front. 6x4.5 images. Weights in at an ounce over four pounds without a the battery or film. The big question is will it work when I get a battery for it. All the controls seem to function as they should ..but the shutter is electronic and nothing is happening without the 6 volt battery.

I'll be in suspense until Monday... :cool:
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Re: My latest camera toy

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun May 07, 2017 2:10 am

Well that IS a nice piece of kit, I would chase one myself is the prices were a bit lower - about $470 for anything in reasonable condition............
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Re: My latest camera toy

Postby Niner » Sun May 07, 2017 10:00 am

I paid less than half that, Duncan. But... if the shutter has a problem when I get a battery for the camera, it may not be such a deal. Won't have a battery until Monday....if the Amazon shipping forecast is right.
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Re: My latest camera toy

Postby Niner » Wed May 10, 2017 1:46 pm

Shutter does have a problem. Sent the camera back for a refund. Back to shopping mode. Looking at some different possibilities that are upgrades from what I have. I have ten rolls of B&W 120 film on the way.
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Re: My latest camera toy

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 11, 2017 2:20 am

That is a great pit because the kit looked in very good condition :roll:
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