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Old 7th May 2020, 12:03 PM
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The Fujifilm GX680 is no lightweight. And you can get a neck strap for it, too.
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The Fujifilm GX680 is no lightweight. And you can get a neck strap for it, too.


The GX680 makes an RB67 look small.

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Old 8th May 2020, 08:23 AM
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A downside for the Bronica is you only have a small selection of lenses made by the manufacturer. As far as I know no adapters are made to take other makers lenses.
If I am wrong anyone, please let us know.
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Old 8th May 2020, 08:53 AM
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downside for the Bronica is you only have a small selection of lenses made by the manufacturer.

In the PS range there is:-
40mm f 4.0
50mm f3.5
65mm f4.0
80mm f208
110mm f4 Macro
135mm f4
150mm f4
200mm f4.5
250mm f5.6
500mm f8

There is a 1.4x and a 2x teleconverter

I don't have any information on the "S" range.

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Old 8th May 2020, 09:25 AM
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Surely that's the same for most of the medium format cameras? They all have unique bayonet fittings. I can only think of Rollei that had lenses from different manufacturers for the SL66, 6000 and Hy6 - Zeiss and Schneider (and Leitz for macro lenses) - but they were generally for the same focal lengths. The SL66 could use an adapter that allowed large format lenses to be mounted but it wasn't an easy to use option.
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downside for the Bronica is you only have a small selection of lenses made by the manufacturer.

In the PS range there is:-
40mm f 4.0
50mm f3.5
65mm f4.0
80mm f208
110mm f4 Macro
135mm f4
150mm f4
200mm f4.5
250mm f5.6
500mm f8

There is a 1.4x and a 2x teleconverter

I don't have any information on the "S" range.

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Schneider, I think, made a couple of zooms for the SQ series, although Iíve never seen any of them in the flesh. They were 75-150 and 140-280mm. They are labelled as Zenzanon Variogon, suggesting that they are a Bronica product, but Iím sure Variogon is a Schneider lens description. Maybe a Schneider design produced by Zenza Bronica. I would be surprised if they are light and portable.
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downside for the Bronica is you only have a small selection of lenses made by the manufacturer.

In the PS range there is:-
40mm f 4.0
50mm f3.5
65mm f4.0
80mm f208
110mm f4 Macro
135mm f4
150mm f4
200mm f4.5
250mm f5.6
500mm f8

There is a 1.4x and a 2x teleconverter

I don't have any information on the "S" range.

Tony
It may not be popular but there are two zooms 75-150 F4.5 and 140-280 f5.6.

There is also a very rare 180mm lens as well.

If you had all the lenses would you use them all regularly?
Up until a few years ago I only ever used the 80 mm it suited the way I worked. then I started using the 150 mm and had trouble getting used to its narrower field of view and magnification.
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It may not be popular but there are two zooms 75-150 F4.5 and 140-280 f5.6.

There is also a very rare 180mm lens as well.

If you had all the lenses would you use them all regularly?
Up until a few years ago I only ever used the 80 mm it suited the way I worked. then I started using the 150 mm and had trouble getting used to its narrower field of view and magnification.
There is also a 50-100mm f4-5.6 zoom made by Tamron, minimun focus distance is 5ft.. The others were older and were made by Schneider. They're all heavy but the Tamron is shorter.
I have the 50-100 which with a speed grip I thought might make a useful hand held set-up with my studio flash. Not as easy as I thought, especially with developing arthritis in my thumbs. It's never earned its keep unlike the rest of the outfit.
There were zooms made for the ETRS series similarly by Schneider and then later a 45-90 by Tamron.
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Well, Iíve fallen down the rabbit hole and just bought a Bronica SQ-A, now the wait to mug the courier begins!

Thank you to everyone for your awesome advice, much appreciated! 🤩

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