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10th of April 2005 (Sun), 19:30
Well yesterday it happened. I went to my local camera shop and while I was paying for my tripod (which totally rocks BTW) I asked my saleswoman to if she had any medium format cameras. Well that is all it took.
She showed me a Mamiya RB-67 Pro-SD (http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?MamiyaRB67.html~mainFrame). Wow. That is all I can say. I have always been intrigued by medium format photography and now I have gotten that nudge that I have been needing to make the leap.
So I am writing tonight to ask if anyone knows of a forum like this one that focuses on MF photography. I have learned so much here that it seems only natural for me to seek out a similar place to learn about MF photography before I toss large dollars into this Mamiya.
I look forward to any information you may be able to help me out with.
- Digital Prophet -
12th of April 2005 (Tue), 02:30
In the marketplace section of the forum(see photo at this thread) I have a Mamiya 645Pro for sale.
It comes with
80mm 2.8 lens
AE Prism Finder
Im asking $1200
This is in excellent condition
14th of April 2005 (Thu), 21:13
Try these links:
15th of April 2005 (Fri), 05:02
My local camera shot has 2 new Mamiya 645 kits for $500.00 each. I saw them last saturday.
15th of April 2005 (Fri), 05:10
Thanks for the input. Especially all of those links! I have been looking into the matter more and I really think that if I am going to make the leap that I am going to go whole hog and go for the 6x7.
I will definately let you know what happens when (not if) I get this camera.
- Digital Prophet -
15th of April 2005 (Fri), 18:20
I wanted to get into MEdium format myself until i got my hands on a good digital slr. Film just got to expensive. I will wait for digital to advance a bit before i get into digital MF
15th of April 2005 (Fri), 22:28
If you're going larger than 4x5, go with RZ the RB is outdated and some of the newer lense will not work.
If you like the 4x5 go with Mayima 645AFD that will give you the best of both worlds.
20th of April 2005 (Wed), 15:04
If anyone is interested my mamiya is for sale on ebay
20th of April 2005 (Wed), 22:43
The RB 67 Pro SD was put out of production at least 10 years ago, If I remember. It was a great camera system, I had a RB Pro not the SD, and loved the neg size. The weight was another thing. I used to use my friends RZ 67 after I got rid of mine and it was just as nice, if not nicer since his had a winder for it. The lens and accs for the RB and RZ don't mix. The RB is a mechanical Camera and the RZ is electonic. If I were you. the RB might look like a good deal, but it will get harder in the future for repairs. Before you buy one, I would check with Mamya in Elmsford, NY to check the availabilty of parts and repairs for the RB. I know that they have stopped repairing some of the older 645 systems like the 1000.
I thought of an RZ for weddings a few years ago, but when I picked one up outfitted the way I would need it, it also broke my arm holding it. I went with a Hasselblad.
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 10:44
I have the Mamiya 645Pro listed at ebay if anyone is interested.
THe asking price has been lowered.
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 10:53
If you go 6X7 you will need my colour darkroom equipment to see what really big enlargements look like.
See my thread in Marketplace.
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