Thank you Dean, that's a tribute for Paul (PC Headland) whose composition I like a lot and very symmetry-driven. Kowa is louder?? now that I have to see...
Will, my brother in law and I were school buddies before he married my younger sis. We were both photo/camera nuts.
I got the Bronica and went to his place to show him. We wondered how that big ker-thwap would go over in the churches
where we often did wedding photographs. A few days later he got his new Kowa 6, or maybe it was a Super. Was in the
late '70s, so I don't remember for sure. Anyway, he brought this large square camera over and tripped the shutter. I think
that was the first time I'd ever heard the word "Kowabunga", which is what he said after the artillery blast shutter on the
Kowa. I told him I didn't think people in church would mind my camera near as much after they heard his!
A couple of years later I traded the Bronica for a Mamiya C330, just to keep the noise down at weddings. I kept that one
for quite a long time. I also had three lenses for it. I kept a Yashicamat in that kit too, just in case I ran short on time for
changing film. Gosh, no wonder I have such back problems now!