i am in a pickle - sort of.
i have a ton of 120 film ( maybe 50 - 60 rolls ) and none of the medium format gear i have is what i want to shoot the film with. i have 22 + 23 backs for 4x5 cameras, a holga and a few odd folding and box cameras. i want to shoot off the cuff portraits and not have to worry about taking the back off the 4x5 to put on the roll back. the folders + box cameras are nice, but i can't really get the quality of focus that i want ( crude scale or no scale at all ) and while i originally bought the holga for this sort of "burn the film and don't look back" project, i am not as enthousiastic about the resulting images as i had hoped.
i almost fell off the deep end and bought a mamiya tlr, a graflex 3x4 slr (with a roll back) and most recently a modified-gowlandflex tlr ... but have shy'd away from all three for different reasons.
i used to have a yashica 124 for this sort of thing, but when i was broke 14/15 years ago i sold it off ( with a ton of film .. ) and have regretted it ever since.
maybe it is just something i would just borrow from a friend ?
maybe it is something that i buy and sell when i am done with it ?
now, i am thinking of a koni omega on the cheep side ...
any suggestions of a camera that will not cost more than 150-200$ with a portrait lens that i can sink my teeth into for a few months ?
i'm all eyes ...