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I have been looking at grabbing a medium format camera for a while now, what is the Bronica etrs like? is it a solid camera if found for 300$?

The bronica body is good, but the lenses are subpar compared to other 645 systems. It'll still be very good for a beginner. Personally I have a pentax 645, which has the opposite problem. The lenses are extremely high quality, but the body itself sucks. For 300, those will probably be your only real options for slr. You could also pick up a 6x6 TLR, but it all depends on what you shoot.
 
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Where abouts would the Hasslebladski rank? Not that I'm after buying one just curious.
    
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Where abouts would the Hasslebladski rank? Not that I'm after buying one just curious.

It kinda depends on what qualities you're looking far. As far as optical quality, hasselblad, mamiya, and pentax are all about on par for paper spec at least. Hasselblad tends to have a very unique look that is considered desirable. The bodies are also really well designed, but rather fragile from what I hear. If you're going to abuse it, it'd probably be better to go with a mamiya. I've never actually used one though, so this is all based on what I've heard from the internet. Sub would probably know more than me.
 
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Consider the Fuji GS645S, very compact, but no meter. OR the GA645, its the same thing with autofocus and fancy shmancy stuff. Sub has one still I think.

Also, sub, the 24 1.8 is so fantastic on FF, but I sold it cause I never got any use out of it... Maybe you are different.
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Also what is the quality of a bargain item on keh? for a camera outfit would it still be usable just cosmetically damaged?
Judging from the above comments a etrs would be a solid start in medium format.
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It depends. I've ordered a BGN lens and the only issue was that the focus ring was gritty in one spot. I've ordered another lens that had a cracked lens tube behind the filter ring. Usually, though, the lenses are in very good shape. Definitely worth the savings, usually.
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It depends. I've ordered a BGN lens and the only issue was that the focus ring was gritty in one spot. I've ordered another lens that had a cracked lens tube behind the filter ring. Usually, though, the lenses are in very good shape. Definitely worth the savings, usually.
any experience with BGN bodies?
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man so not used to primes... XD been tryin to use the 24 1.4 for things.. either not long enough or not wide enough. such a weird length for crop. wonder how it is on FF...
 
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It depends. I've ordered a BGN lens and the only issue was that the focus ring was gritty in one spot. I've ordered another lens that had a cracked lens tube behind the filter ring. Usually, though, the lenses are in very good shape. Definitely worth the savings, usually.
any experience with BGN bodies?

I bought a replacement 645 a while back when my old one crapped out. It was bgn condition, but you wouldn't know from looking at it. It's pretty much perfect. I've also bought a couple bgn lenses and they were near perfect as well.
 
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man so not used to primes... XD been tryin to use the 24 1.4 for things.. either not long enough or not wide enough. such a weird length for crop. wonder how it is on FF...

SHUN THE NON BELIEVER, SHUUUUUN. THATS EQUIV ON FF. How could you even say such a thing... To have differing preferences than me... The nerve of some people.
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