Ever since i saw the negative from Losheng on his 135mm film, shot thru Bronica on a 135mm wide back, i always wanted one. Like all the Bronica user, we checked ebay and there was none for a long period.
I heard it was pretty rare in the market and most Bronica owner who owned one, dont seems to let it go.
The only available copy listed for sale can be found on keh.com which came with a heavy price tag of USD310
Well, let me be specific here, its not just a normal 135mm back that shoot a normal 135mm frame. Its a panorama back that shoots a 1.5 frame off the film.
In our last outing, Fei mentioned to me about a local dealer who still has quite a handful of Bronica items in his store for sale and we made a trip down yesterday.
I was surprised to find the store to be filled with all sorts of lenses, accessories and camera body. Most of which are Bronica related stuff. It was amazing.
With just 2 of the remaining panorama back on the shelve, i quickly grabbed them.
Well it totally slipped my mind to ask about the 135W focusing screen...nonetheless, i did some measurement and got myself a mask for the back...
I am going to load a roll of legacy Pro 100 to give it a try..Will post the results soon...if it works, probably i can do without a focusing screen...& Once again thanks to Fei for bringing me down the shop!