Bronica SQA 180mm f4.5; good lens?

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  1. puketronic

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    Is this a good lens? How does compare with the 180mm Zeiss Sonnar?

    OK so I have a Bronica system and I've been kind of wanting to get a 180mm lens but I wasn't sure if it was worth paying the price (~$800)....I figured that I might as well go Hasselblad & Zeiss. However, I found an OK deal (~$400) so now i'm seriously considering this lens. The technical specs sound great but I don't hear much discussion on this lens or see too many samples. Any opinions?
     
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  2. CGW

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    It's a superb lens. Still trying to buy a friend's that's seldom used. Sharp, nice contrast and very close-focusing(1m) for the focal length--about 100mm equiv in 35mm terms. Like the 135mm, the 180 is hard to find(a bit shy of 3 large new might explian it) and 400 is a fair price for a nice one.
     
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    I'm a Bronica Believer. I love my system. I don't have the 180, but all my Bronica lenses are sharp sharp sharp as tacks, and I'd bet this one is no different.
     
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