I'm similarly interested. This wouldn't be my first medium format but it would be my first in 25 years or so...
What I'm interested in knowing for the Bronica SQ and GS-1 is what all I need for a kit, something I'll be able to take pictures with. Unlike an SLR which is what I'm most familiar with, a 'body only' MF camera doesn't include things like a back, prism, finder and other stuff that an SLR user would assume you get in 'body only' sales. I realize I need a body, a back, a lens, finder? prism? What should I ask about to make sure I'm getting a completely usable kit so I don't have to scrounge for other things before I can get started using it? What is a good standard lens to start out with?
I'm wondering if it would be best to buy one locally so I can handle it first. See if someone is selling their parents or grandparents old stuff or something... but if I really know what I need I could buy online with confidence so please let me know what is the minimum setup.
If I'm hijacking this thread let me know and I'll take it elsewhere.
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