The Bronica comes with mixed feelings, as I was looking for a Medium Format SLR (prior to purchasing this) and found that it had mixed reviews. Some complained of frequent jams, light leaks, shutter issues, and winding issues. I also read that it is a very reliable, and brilliant little camera which has glass that can come close to rivaling the German Zeiss glass from Hasselblads. I don't believe it'll completely rival the German glass, but it is very very good!
I must admit, though, that using this camera in lieu of the Rolleicord V, was a great choice for the location. Sure, the Rolleicord would have produced wonderful and reliable results, with a softness wide open that is brilliant, to a clarity and sharpness stopped down that is rearly unrivaled without the Planar/Xenotar glass.
But the ease of use, the extra 3 frames, and the SLR framing made it far easier to focus and take images close-up.
Either way, this is the final image from the set taken with a medium format camera. As I finish up the roll in my Exakta, I might have one or two more frames from 35mm to share.
|Glamour - Zenza Bronica ETRs|
Zenzanon 75mm ƒ/2.8 PE Lens
Kodak Portra 160
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