I don't know about Bronica. I have a Hasselblad 2000FC and a 500ELM (which I haven't used yet). I love the 2000FC, but know that one slip and the shutter is gone. So it depends on how much cheaper the 2000FC is compared to the 500c/m. If I were buying, I'd get the 500c/m. As far as Bronica vs Hasselblad goes, I love my Hasselblad.