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    Bronica SQ-Ai Price?

    Hi, my friend offered me a bronica sq-ai outfit including:

    Bronica SQ-Ai with waist level finder
    Motor drive
    120 film back
    Polaroid back
    Zenzanon 40mm f4
    Zenzanon 50mm f3.5
    Zenzanon 150 f3.5
    Retractable lens hood

    all in working condition, and the physical appearance at about 80%

    price: $450
    since I've never use any medium format before,
    I need your opinion about the price whether it is good or not.

    thank you in advance

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    The 40mm and 50mm alone are worth over $400 in total. The WLF another $75-125 (prices are all over the place). Another $50-125 for the 150mm. Those prices all assume clean glass, etc.

    Yes, this is a very nice deal if everything is in working condition and if the glass is clean.

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    Please get it. It's an excellent price.

    Otherwise let me have it!
    "If you open your mind for me, you won't rely on open eyes to see."

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    thank you guys.
    the lens is not minty. there are some slight scratches. but I think it wouldn't obviously effect the result.
    now I have more confidence to buy it

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    Hmmm. The motor drive isn't a great accessory in terms of weight and reliability. Do you really want a Polaroid back? The 150/3.5 is OK but old, as is the 50/3.5--both are older S lenses.The 40/4 is worth more than the whole lot in great used shape.

    All depends on the kit's condition: if it's OK, then it's a good--if not spectatcular--deal.Just make sure you're not looking at a worked-to-death pro outfit. The 120 back may need light seals.

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    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    The motor drive isn't a great accessory in terms of weight and reliability.
    what do you mean? is it unreliable?

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    Compare that to the prices on KEH....

    I think it's a VERY good deal for $450, as long as everything is working fine with no issues.
    Last edited by hoffy; 05-24-2011 at 06:37 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Bite your friends hand off !
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    If you don't want it; send id to me
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    Buy it!

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