interest in bronica S2A nikkor 50 2.8?

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by rphenning, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. rphenning

    rphenning Member

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    I have listed this thing on ebay, here, and rangefinder forum a few times and no one has bitten. Do people still use the s2? Seemed like a great camera whe nI had one. Just curious.
     
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    I'd love to have one but I can't invest much into it. It seems like the SQ and ETR series get all the support and use nowdays.
     
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    is it even a good lens? I broke my S2 before I got to use anything but the 200mm
     
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    My good friend has, and uses, an S2 as his only medium format camera, he likes it quite a bit, and I've seen some outstanding negatives turned out by him.
     
  5. David A. Goldfarb

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    I have one, and it's a very good lens, but the market for pretty much all medium format equipment has been depressed for a while, and S-era Bronica equipment hasn't been selling for a very high price unless it's something unusual, which isn't to say it isn't worth using.
     
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    yeah the slides i got back from the one roll i shot with it looked amazing. wish i hadn't broke it. being 16 sucked.
     
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    A few people use the bronica.. but as it was a fairly unreliable camera to begin with, and now quite venerable, there is not much demand.

    my first medium format camera was a bronica S. I really liked it and I was very pleased with the quality of the images.

    However it locked up very badly. I replaced it with an S2 which sometimes worked, but I much prefered the rack-and pinion focussing of the original S.

    I sold it a few years back. While I miss shooting 6x6, I dont plan on going back to the Bronica S system simply for reliability/repair issues.
     
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    That 50mm Nikkor is a sweet lens. I had an S2 system and liked it a great deal.
     
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    The Nikkor 50/2.8 is also more desirable than the 50/3.5, not only because it's a more advanced design, but it uses 77mm filters, so it can take more common lens shades and accessories.
     
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    I've been looking for the Nikkor 2.8/50 for my Bronica S2A. I have the older 3.5/50 nikkor but am keen on the newer faster lens. I'm interested.