Bronica vs. Mamiya vs. Hasselblad for first medium format camera?

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by aimama, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. They're all basically the same chassis. The difference is in the top shutter speed, aperture preview and self-timer.

    Only the 1000S model offers a self-timer and 1/1000th s top speed. It also 'boasts' an annoying lock on the speed selector knob. OK, it prevents accidentally changing shutter speed, but I find it a pain to use.

    If you can live with 1/500th top speed, then the M or J(unior) models are just as robust.

    Two things to check: Make sure the battery cover is in good condition, and that the frame-counter zeroes smartly when the film-holder is removed. Other than that, those old metal M645s are practically indestructible.
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