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    6x6 Camera Somewhere Between a Holga and a Hasselblad??

    I have been using a Holga for several years now and LOVE the square format.
    I love it so much that I am thinking about moving to a "real camera", as it were, in this format.
    Trouble is I don't what's out there that is priced somewhere inbetween the two.
    My only requirement would be TTL mettering.
    Is there an reasonably 6x6 camera out there?
    Thanks!!
    Brian
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    Many of the Bronica models are great performing cameras with good optics and TTL available for some you can steal them prices right now

    R.

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    A Mamiya 6 Rangefinder Camera would fit the bill. Super camera...super cheap. Check out www.keh.com for a selection.

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    i have a olde mamiya 6 (iv) i love it.
    worth every penny i paid for it!

    good luck!
    john
    im empty, good luck

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    Look into a Bronica SQ-A with a metering prism -- there are waist level finders or non-metering prisms too if you want something a little cheaper. Very affordable -- $300-350 should get you started w/ a basic kit. Check out KEH for excellent prices. Don't be afraid to buy their "bargain" level equipment.

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    I agree that Bronica SQ-A is a great way to go.
    "Fundamentally I think we need to rediscover a non-ironic world"
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    6x6 Camera

    I have the tuned up supercharged version of Kiev, aka Hartblei, which has many features of Hasselblad, and some really good lenses.

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    I use a Hartblei as well. Five years now and no problems. There are good lenses and their are bad lenses. Problem is there is no way to tell which are good and which are bad until you actually use them. Could be a hassel for some. I got lucky and all of my lenses are very, very good performers.
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    I was going to reccomend a folder like an Isolette or a Rolleiflex but you want TTL metering. You could do your TTL metering with a 35mm SLR and just transfer those settings to the folder.

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    TTL is a deal killer for 6x6.

    But in case you can get over that, take a look at some old agfa and zeiss folders.

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