Free RB67!!!! Aw yisssss

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  1. j-dogg

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    I'm a dummy......have to either drop the darkslide or set to multiexposure to fire the shutter

    RTFM

    everything works.

    but yeah I got a free RB on Craigslist, and a Minolta X700! Comes with 90 3.8, Polaroid back, 120 back and WLF. Seals are shot though I don't know if I even want to run a test roll LOL

    :D :D :D
     
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    If it turns out that you don't like it, I'll cover your purchase price, plus shipping! :laugh:
     
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    Did my test roll.....i love this thing!
     
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    Drat!
     
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    In retrospect the seals on the back aren't THAT bad but they are starting to disintegrate which means I will need to replace them at some point.

    I can't believe how cheap the lenses are though, I can build a holy trinity for nothing. How does the 180 look on 6x7 is it close to 100 or 85? Haven't decided on a wide I want the 50 but I hear it distorts pretty bad
     
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    ...it wont take fuzzy swirly pics.
     
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    Divide by half for 35mm approximation.

    105 f/2.4 = 50mm-ish f1.1
     
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    Free - one of my favourite prices!


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    I'll take it

    I would love to own a RB system. I'll clean it up real nice and use it to it's hearts content!
     
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    jealous very much, get it put in for a service and you have a top camera on your hands
     
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    Mine has not had a service in 30 years...
    But you need to start cutting up mouse mat or buy in a kit for light seals.
    The 140 mm macro is a nice all round lens
     
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    +1 to going green.



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    yeah at some point very soon I plan on doing the light seals, might get to it this weekend

    the body itself didn't look too bad but the seals on the 120 back has seen better days
     
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    John Goodman has the seals. I bought them for my RB67's when I got them. There are 3 seal kits you will need if you want to reseal the everything. One for the mirror, another for the rotating back, and a third for the film back. If you have more than one film back, you will have to purchase a kit for each back you wish to reseal. It's a pretty straight forward task to do the seals, just time consuming depending on how easy the seals come off.
     
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    I have a repairer who will charge me a lot less to re-seal a camera if I go through the grotty part myself - removing the old seals and cleaning the residue!

    That being said, Jon Goodman's seal kits work really well.

    By the way, which version did you get - RB67 Pro, RB67 Pro-S orRB67 Pro-SD?
     
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    I never did post back about the seals, yes I did use Mr. Goodman's kit and this week I will know if it's light-tight. Was straightforward but time-consuming, my line of work dealing with small parts made it easier though.

    It's a Pro-S.....and since I posted this thread it has grown almost into a full system! I'm finally on the cusp of owning my dream camera that I wanted when I first got into photography, a Pro-S RB67 with the Holy Trinity 50/90/180 and all the fixins.....I'm a left grip, 6x8 motor drive and metered prism from realizing that dream. I recently acquired two more backs, a 120 and 220, and plan to add two more 120 backs.
     

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    Nice!
    And I thought I had too many backs.. (I have five 120+ 2polaroid, one keeps conking out)

    Have you replaced seals on all the backs as well - and are you buying the pro-sd backs?

    I suppose with all that gear, you probably stow them in your studio and dont move it much?
     
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    Get SD backs, they don't need light seals.

    Also, how do you find the 6x8 back? I keep thinking I should buy one then stop at the last minute thinking one less shot per roll for a bit more neg space in portrait orientation only...
     
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    Doesn't the SD back rotate?

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    Yes of course it rotates.
     
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    j-dogg, it must be great to be you! Enjoy!!
     
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    No studio....this system fits in a case and is used in the field :D