I'm now figuring to take a very low-key entry into medium format; one that I can afford to lose if I don't like it . I'm now looking into a Yashica 635: I've searched the web and not one cross word about the 635 anywhere -they all love it.
Sure, it's only a step above the Box Brownie , but it does take 120 film and people say the results are quite satisfactory (for beginners like me, at anyrate).
What's more, it is very simple in design and not much to go wrong...and cheap (like me )
Did I mention it was cheap?