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    14 Rolleiflexes. I have a hard time justifying owning 2 along with the Pentax 67. If I could come to a definite conclusion whether I like the 2.8F Xenotar or the 2.8FX planar better I would probably sell the other one.

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    I have a Mamiya C330 and a Bronica SQ-Ai (with motorized grip), and I haven't been let down by either of them - the Bronica is a bit of a heavy beast though and will run you quite a bit more (lenses as well as the body/grip) than the Mamiya. So it really depends on if you want to stick it out with the TLRs or go for an SLR.

    I have to say though the Bronica is something I take out when I go to shoot concerts, and parties where I know the camera's safety is an issue - the recessed lens on the 50 & 80mm keeps my mind at ease, plus there is less fiddling with controls (particularly with the motorized grip), so I can focus on avoiding elbows and lining up my shots. In terms of which one is a better hand-held unit I would have to say the Bronica wins out for me, but I use the C330 mostly handheld as well; I just feel much less likely to 'fumble' the Bronica - I even hold it in one hand sometimes when not shooting and it's not that cumbersome (though my wrist really had to toughen up at first...I'm a pretty scrawny fellow and my wrist bothered me when I first got this camera, it only took a few weeks of regularly carrying it around before I was good and solid with it - plus it builds forearm strength

    Good luck with whatever you decide on!
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    You guys are making this hard for me! ;-)

    I'm sure I could go with any square system and be happy with it, it's too bad there's nowhere local where I can go to see and hold all the various cameras. I think weight may be the biggest issue -- not for carrying around, but for handholdability. And how that weight would affect the use of it with either a WLF or a prism.

    In the meantime, I've got my eye on a few different systems. Hopefully they don't sell before I make up my mind!
    Rachelle

    My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus

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    Rachelle,
    If image quality isn't too much of an issue perhaps a 6x6 folder, ie: Super Ikonta, Iskra, Agfa etc. I have a "few" 6x6 folders and use them quite a bit. These things are quite light and portable. My Super Ikonta IV weighs less than my F2. I find my Super Ikonta more of a spontaneous shooter than my Rolleiflex or my Hasselblad.

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    Yeah, 14 Rolleis.... collections get like that.. more and more... all the old ones, too.. the Old Standard is a special prize, if you find a good one....

    Logan

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