Info on sharpest Bronica SQ lenses

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Canuck, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Canuck

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    Forgive me if I start a mini-war :smile:. Being of sound mind and shakey pocket book, the time is due. I am here for some research. I have an older Bronica needing another lens to complement the 50mm I have now. Looking at a focal length from 110 to 250. I plan to use it for a little bit of everything from landscape to portraiture. Any suggestions? Best bang for the dollar? TIA.
     
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    You didn't mention which Bronica you're using. For my SQ-A 6x6 my mainstay lenses have always been the 80 mm and 150 mm. Both are truly excellent and versatile for general purpose work. I also have a 50 mm, but seldom use it. I would imagine that prices for Bronica lenses have generally softened, and will likely continue to do so....
     
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    I currently have an older SQ. SO far so good (still rather new with this MF camera). I was thinking of finding a 110, 150 or 250. Still trying to figure out things and whether to aim for PS or just the S. With the announcement of Bronica disappearing, things I would imagine start popping up (I hope). :smile:
     
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    I have a SQa with 40, 50, 80, 150, & 250 lenses. All are good lenses. However, if I was buying a new lens today and limiting it to one in the ranges you're looking at I would go with the 180mm. Focuses at 3 feet instead of 6 feet like the 150; better for portriature. The 110's are marco lenses.
     
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    Don't think this is a valid way to go about it because to be frank I can't tell the difference in image quality or look between any of the 50/80/150/250 lenses I use. The longer the lens the more likely it is that you might benefit from buying PS rather than S (according to the chief repair guy at Bronicas European distributors anyway.

    I'd avoid the S teleconverters but apart from that there's no real sustitute for deciding what focal length you'd use most.