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Medium format camera (6x6) is for sale. It is very reliable Kiev 60 (about two years old) with standard lens Hartblei 80/2.8 and a legendary Sonnar 180/2.8 made by Carl Zeiss Jena. You have to see the pictures taken by this camera to believe!! The camera mount is Pentacon Six, which is the biggest family even made in medium format photography. Other lenses are easily available at low price such as excellent wide angle Flektogon 50/4, superb fish eye 30/3.5 and telephoto 300/4. In case you are interested in medium format photography without spending a fortune for Hasselblad, Rollei and other brands, Kiev with Pentacon lenses is exactly for you. Some people claim that the Hasselblad give you better performance, but nobody disputes that the ratio quality/price of Carl Zeiss Jena products is unbeatable. By the way, the Fish eye for Hassy is about 5000 U$, the very similar in performance for Kiev 60 (Pentacon 6, Exacta 66, Kiev 88 CM) is about S$ 500 and the pictures by this dirt-cheap lens are still superb.
-- Pavel Neuzil (email@example.com), October 09, 2002