Quote Originally Posted by James-EG View Post
The camera comes with the speed grip and has started at 0.99 without a reserve but all the others on eBay are around the 200-300 price, but there are a couple around 100 without the speed grip too. From everyone else's replies, would the 6x4.5 format be good for me to start with?

Thanks, James
Despite what some snobs say 6x4.5 is a big jump up in negative size from 35mm. In my experience 6x4.5 is a great place to start. It is the lightest of the commonly available MF SLR equipment. Also unless you print square you are essentially shooting 6x4.5ish with a 6x6 camera. So to get a rectangular size advantage over 6x4.5 you have to jump up to 6x7... and that is a whole other world filled with rangerfinders and SLRS that are better kept firmly on a tripod.

The Bronica ETRSi is a good entry point because you can get it for a reasonable price and if you decide you want to upgrade you can sell it easily enough without taking too much of a hit.