Bronica S2A

What can I say, I love a good vintage camera. 2022 for me is all about entering unfamiliar territory and finding comfort in the unfamiliar, that statement seems somewhat Kafkaesque. Just a few years ago I only purchased the best and the absolute newest cameras and technology, but these days I'm seeking out cameras that are older, full of character and have their kinks to them.

To start this year I purchased the Leica M2 and I have a whole blog dedicated to that camera. Now, for my Birthday, I went ahead and purchased a Bronica S2A. Now, in purchasing this camera, I am breaking one of my rules, buy nice or buy twice. In my opinion, if you have your heart set on a particular camera, guitar, or whatever item that may be, just save up and buy that particular item, or camera in this case. In the long run, you'll most likely have spent more money on buying the cheaper version, then saving up and buying the one you actually wanted, than if you just saved up and bought the actual item you wanted.

Alas, here I am breaking my own rules. In my heart I know that I eventually want a Hasselblad; however I do not have the funds to purchase that camera. In fact, after my latest purchase, I told myself no more cameras for the year; however, I yet again found another item I've low-key had my eye on for the past year -- enter the Bronica S2A. Just like the Canon P, which was a Japanese copy of a German camera; here is the Bronica S2A, a Japanese copy of a Medium Format film camera, the Hasselblad 500. I have absolutely loved the results I have achieved from this camera over the past few weeks, and I could see this camera remaining in the lineup forever, but don't hold me to that.

*Please excuse the marks on the Black & White photos. This was my first time developing medium format film in a very long & made an inexcusable error. However, I will say that I actually do like how some of the photos came out with the marks on them.