Well new to me at least..
I LOVE 6x6 and for much of my 6x6 work I'll continue to use my Yashicamat but there are times when the fixed lens isn't ideal and thus a SLR ( or Mamiya ) would be better.. Been researching options and trying to figure out best option..
Based on current ebay.co.uk prices (for second hand kit ) :-
SQA - £300 with 80mm/WLF
Hassy 200FC - £400 with 80mm/wlf
Pentax 67 - £330 (approxx)
Mamiya C330 - £200 (approxx)
I know the Pentax is 6x7 but looked at it as it's close to square. I then looked at the only affordable new options.. Yep you've guessed it the remanufactuered Kievs.
Kiev 60/Arax MLU Standard - £220 (approx) including TTL Finder etc.
Kiev 88/Arax non-MLU Basic - £220 (approx) WLF/80mm/film holder
Kiev 60/Hartblei MLU Standard - £150 (approx) including TTL Finder etc.
Kiev 88/Hartblei non-MLU Basic - £300 (approx) including TTL Finder etc.
My gut instinct is to go for either a Hartblei Kiev 60 or a Arax non-MLU 88. I am assuming both options are a lot more consistant and reliable than the base Kiev models and it is based on this assumption that for the level of use ( quite light weight use overall ) I am going to do these two options represent the best value for money.