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    Bronica ETR kit, should I buy it?

    Hello there fellow APUG users!

    So, a woman and her husband were given a Bronica ETR kit by a wedding photographer who moved to digital, but they have given up on it and are selling it to me. It comes with two Sunpak Thrystor flashes, two brackets for the flashes, two Pelican-like cases, an eye-level finder, a 120 back (maybe two, I'm not sure), a 75mm 2.8 lens, another unknown lens (they aren't sure what kind it is), and possibly some other stuff. All in all, she wants $260 for the kit. Does that seem fair on my end? I know the newer ETRS and ETR-Si are more desirable, but it doesn't matter to me. This is somewhat close to me, so I wouldn't need to pay shipping or anything.
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    Doesn't sound too bad right off hand.

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    Glad someone thinks so. It's only an hour away from me, and originally they wanted 300, but said they'd take 260. Which is good since that's about $15-20 in gas.
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    Might want to scope them out on ebay. At a glance, prices look pretty cheap.

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    Judging by eBay's prices on that particular model, it looks like I'm getting a good deal. Extra lens and a 120 back instead of a 220 back as well, so that saves me some trouble. I would like to have a WLF, but they're kind of expensive.
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    No, you don't want a waist level. Be glad.

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    you might also want to check out KEH camera brokers
    they have a no hassle money back refund ...

    i'd pay with paypal and figure the camera + lenses need a CLA
    SO ... figure that into the asking price ...
    the reason i would pay with paypal is because if the camera
    is not as described you have 45 days to return it for a full refund ..
    sometimes people that acquire "stuff" lie through their teeth to sell it
    and say it is a like new wedding present or found in my grandma's attic or whatever
    and it turns out it was harvested at goodwill broken and marked-up 1000%

    at the very least ask if you can bring it to a repair guy and have it looked at
    ( like you would a car to a mechanic ) ...

    have fun !
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    im empty, good luck

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    Eh. I guess I could always use my Yashica-D for waist level shooting. I wish my T4 was the Super version with the tiny WLF, then I wouldn't complain at all, haha.
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    That ETR and Mamiya 646 came out around 1976 or so, to be a wedding man's 35mm. Fast and easy without the grain. Personally I was never a big fan of waist finders. Just not a naturally comfortable motion. You can't see if people have their eyes closed, and slow. Furthermore I once dated a girl who was 5 feet tall and she eventually became a big time photographer. Imagine a midget like that with a waist level finder photographing regular people. All chins and nostrils.

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    Good point, Tom. Definitely gives me insight. Especially since it will probably find itself sitting on a tripod once I get it. I took another look at the photo she sent and it looks like it comes with a bellows attachment and a second back. I'm definitely itching to give it a look.
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