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    A lot of gear got dumped when Bronica bailed. The flood of gear almost all at once drove prices down. A lot of things were selling for not much more then 10% of the new price.

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    Thanks for the reply guys.

    I've searched, and apparently the Bronica ETRS/i manual can still be found on Tamron's website. The prices of Bronica and Mamiya stuff seem to be on the down, Hasselblads still retain their value; which is much akin to Leica equipment.

    Whatever the case is....i'm very excited about this purchase. Cant't wait for it to come in!

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    It's worth remembering that often on Ebay when sellers sell multiple items as a package they lose out, fewer people want all the items. There is still a glut of S/H film camera equipment coming onto the market, and it's a buyers arther than sellers market.

    Over the past 8 or 9 years my best bargains have been when buying multiple itemsm even is you don't want everything

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    Yup when I bought a Vitax I had to take a century camera with it -)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    Probably because Bronica no longer manufacture, whereas Hasselblad are still in production.
    well, I don’t know…take Plaubel Makina, it is not made for more than two decades and prices are going the other way around…Hasselblad 500 or V series they call it now seems to have reached a dead end as well- I think that they do not make 501cm any longer, 503cw is still there though…it is a bit of a mystery and I started thinking along the lines of quality but as far as I have researched Bronicas have rather fine reputation…

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    It's supply and demand, newer equipment wass made in far larger volumes. So a best selling camera pre WWII was probably around 100,00 units, by the 60's still under a million, but by the 80's & very early 90's.

    Plaubel Makina's weren't made in huge volumes and weren't that common anyway, by comparison Mamiya and Bronica cameras were the best selling 645's and 6x6/6x7 cameras.

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    whatever it is, make no mistake buyer is on the winning side here...

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    Perceived reputation perhaps?

    *shrugs*

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    I'm just guessing, but I bet the E-28 is an extension tube, not a teleconverter. With the SQa that I own, there are a S-18 and a S-36 extension tube. Extension tubes allow you to focus closer than the lens alone, but do not increase the focal length like a teleconverter would.

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    E-28 does sound like the tube. There are three tubes.

    But there are also teleconvertors. I've never seen it but I know they are out there.

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