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01-06-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
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This is a Bronica ETRs

Or was.
It had a bad day


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It had a bad day
Quite, yes. What did you do with it? Jumped from a 13 stock flat building or something? Drove your car over it several times? Or desintegrated it just spontaneous?
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Pete Townshend got to it?
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Ouch!
did you leave it on top of the car?

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lens still looks usable from the photos.
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Quite, yes. What did you do with it? Jumped from a 13 stock flat building or something? Drove your car over it several times? Or desintegrated it just spontaneous?
Fourteen stories if I recall. I had my camera bag sitting on a ledge beside me, with the Bronica between me and the bag. I was pulling my F3 out and managed to knock the Bronica over the side.
I used the insurance money to buy a Pentax 6x7, which was my reintroduction to Pentax after 15 or so years away from the brand.
The pictures were shot in around 1986 and scanned 10 years after that. I found them on an archive over the weekend and thought I would share.
The lens may have been usable, but IIRC, we couldn't get the lens mount off of it.
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Ah, that must be what they call "almost mint condition" on ebay, isn't it?
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That sight would have haunted me for years to come.

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Ah, that must be what they call "almost mint condition" on ebay, isn't it?
oh jeez..
01-07-2009, 09:49 AM   #10
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Ah, that must be what they call "almost mint condition" on ebay, isn't it?
Oh, I thought that it was the one with the comment, "I don't know much about cameras, but this one is obviously well cared for..."

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(Just returned an eBay "100% operational" camera yesterday...)
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That makes me sad, just like a totalled car
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Considering the amount of diving the Bronica had done, it still looked surprisingly well put together.
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Painfull sight... on a related note... I wonder how many of us Pentax guys are or were Bronica guys as well. They are/were similarly positioned in the MF arena as Pentax is in the 35mm arena.

Fortunately I never dropped my ETR!
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Hopefully that is not the result of your reaction to some forum members after reading their comments...
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At least you can buy them now for less than a DSLR.
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