Old thread. I've been looking at pricing on these for years and agree that it is difficult to justify its purchase. I suspect only a professional doing contracts such as annual reports, cold really justify it. Years ago I used to see them for rent by camera shops which made sense.
I can see a ETR* collector seeking one out also, after picking up the 3 zoom lenses and all other accesories and becoming bored with his/her bank account.
So what sort of prices do these things fetch either on the Bay or elsewhere?
The reason I ask is because i recently brought an ETR with with a MC 105mm, AEII finder, speed grip the older MC 55mm Tilt Shift, and a Polaroid back for just under £500. Was this a good price for this set up?
The 105mm macro is not that common (estimate around £250). Never seen a T&S, so could guesstimate around £400-800. Reckon you got a good deal there.
Last 1 I saw for sale was well within the 4 figure range. It was advertised as NOS, NIB by an ex-Bronica dealer who was selling off his old Bronica inventory. Items for sale included boxed ETR and ETRC as well as a number of MC lenses, bellows, and other assorted pieces. All advertised as new. Cream of the crop was the chrome anniversary ETRS (ETRSi?) edition. I almost went for the bellows but, have a complete set of tubes so could not quite justify it. Dang, I should have gone for it.
I've seen few copies on fleabay adapted for Hasselblad mount so no wonder about 4 figures price.