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    how much do they run for? I'm thinking of starting medium format with a mamiya 645 or this, but I cannot decide yet. (being a SLR or RF does not matter to me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdEye View Post
    how much do they run for? I'm thinking of starting medium format with a mamiya 645 or this, but I cannot decide yet. (being a SLR or RF does not matter to me)
    I paid about $1200(trade value) for mine with the 45mm and finder and 65mm lenses. It had just come back from a cla at tamron as well and was in new condition. You should be able to find a similar kit for even less.

    I took this kit and an Bessa R4A with 35mm on a trip to Europe... The Bessa rarely made it out if the bag, and with 220 film, you get 32 exposures!
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    It's too bad it's almost impossible to find an RF645 for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdEye View Post
    how much do they run for? I'm thinking of starting medium format with a mamiya 645 or this, but I cannot decide yet. (being a SLR or RF does not matter to me)
    You should be able to pick up a body and 65mm lens for around $600-750. With the 45mm included around $900-1200. I can't recommend this camera enough to people as long as they know it's a RF and comes with the limitations RF's do.

    Also, previous mention of the RF645's metering; I find it incredibly accurate. I also own two Mamiya 6's and have used Mamiya 7's in the past. I find all the Mamiya RF's want to under-expose. Not the Bronica's though, dead on. I set my Mamiya 6's one stop under the ISO I really want. For example if I'm shooting at 400, I set the Bronica at 400 and the Mamiya at 200 and get identical exposure readings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-S View Post
    It's too bad it's almost impossible to find an RF645 for sale.
    On ebay they come up at least once a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by segedi View Post
    I bought one a few months back and couldn't be happier. I took two cameras with me to Europe an R4A with Summarit 35mm and the Bronica RF645. I used the Bronica 80% of the time paired with the 65mm lens. I used the 45mm lens just once, but it is a nice wide performer. I'll have to scan in the slides that came back soon - stunning!

    There's only one drawback, and why I got such a bargain price on my set... Bronica is no longer supporting service on these. I'm knew that when I bought it and am still happy with the purchase.
    Tamron says they are supporting it for 7 years after discontinuance. It was discontinued in late 2005, so it will be supported until late 2012 (end of November, I think).
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-S View Post
    It's too bad it's almost impossible to find an RF645 for sale.
    I have considered selling mine as I own 6x6 an 6x7 SLRs. I did sell a mamiya 7 II, but everytime I use the RF645 I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-S View Post
    It's too bad it's almost impossible to find an RF645 for sale.
    Ffordes usually has one or two for sale.

    I'm not selling mine, that's for sure.

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    Jesus, I just watched one on eBay go from US$737 to almost $1200 in the final minute of bidding. That included the 65 and 45 mm lenses. Crazy.

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    Does anyone know the going price of the 100mm and how many they made??
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