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    Ctn
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    Bronica/Hasselblad/rolleiflex

    Hello,

    I hope you can help me with this one.

    I have the oppertunity to purchase a second hand "as new" Bronica SQ-AI with speedgrip, 2x 120 backs, WLF, 80mm 2.8 PS and 150mm 4.0 PS for 450 euro

    This to me sounds like a great deal.
    Should i go for this or buy a rolleiflex for about the same kind of money or even save up for a hasselblad with 1 lens.

    My intentions are to take my portaits to the next level, analog


    Regards

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    Re: Bronica/Hasselblad/rolleiflex

    I did a check round Internet on the Bronica SQ :

    - It went out of production in 2003
    - Main body parts (for repair) will be available for 10 years
    - Other parts will be available for 5 years (i.e. finished already)

    This looks to me like a very bad deal. If anything happens to the camera next year then it may be unrepairable.

    Stick with number 1. Go for a Hasselblad 500 C/M. That's why they are more expensive on the second-hand market. There are more of them around and more people who know how to repair them
    Charles

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    Not buying any more gear this year. I hope

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