Good camera! I can say it with bias as I have a couple of Bronicas myself FWIW, its just what I think so

Quote Originally Posted by hoffy View Post
I am curious, though, of a few things:

OK, I am going to start with the 80 F2.8, but what are the key lenses to look at. I am looking at probably finding something to shoot portraits with. The obvious first point would be the 150mm. But does anyone have any experience with the 110mm Macro? Would that be a suitable portrait lens?

What other lenses that are part of the system should I be considering (In general)

If you are into macros, the 110's are nice lenses. I would find them a little short for portrait unless doing 3/4. Much prefer at least a 135, 150, or 180. Even the 250 has its purpose here.

What are the key failure points on such camera's? I have read in that their have been light leak problems in earlier SQ backs. Is this still apparent in the later SQ-Ai? If so, is it a case of replacing seals/felts or is it more of a wear issue?

Been lucky so far as bodies goes. All is still working (even with a torture test at -40C one day). One lens blew a spring, so will eventually send it out for repairs but other than that, haven't had any problems.

Other Accessories
What other accessories should I be looking for? At the moment, I am looking at one with a WLF. Apart from the metering aspects, is it worth my while going for an AE prism?

Can't say much as I never really wanted a metered prism. Have a plain prism instead. External spotmeter works for me just fine for exposure.

What about grips and the like? Also, what portable flashes should I be looking at (if I go the AE prism and want to do TTL flash metering?)

The speed grip is great coupled with a prism. Heavy combo but quick to use.


Oh and PS. If anyone mentions a RB/RZ, I'll freaken scream