FS/ Plaubel Makina 67 w/80 2.8

Discussion in '[Classifieds] For Sale' started by Tom Akin, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Tom Akin

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    I purchased this on rff back in July. Great camera, already regret selling it. Price is $1825 including Pay Pal & shipping in the conus. If you would like to pay via postal m/o of pick it up in Seattle in person I'll adjust the price accordingly.

    Included is the camera, the original somewhat worn box, instruction manual, rubber lens hood & a b w uv filter.

    Over all this camera is in pretty clean shape. It has a little paint loss, mainly on the border of the film door & on the strap lugs, just a tiny bit of brass showing through on edge of the flash shoe.
    The view finder is bright & clear & the range finder is accurate. The light meter agrees with my pentax spot meter perfectly. The glass on the Nikkor 80mm 2.8 lens is pristine. The shutter was tested recently & is accurate, aperture blades are clean & functioning as they should. The "lazy tongs" focusing mechanism is working smoothly & is tight with no play. The bellows is in good shape with no leaks. The only thing I can find wrong is a small crack in the lens cap. It still works fine.

    This camera was at Plaubel in Germany in 2010 to have the battery compartment replaced & an inspection. Looks like they also did an adjustment on the finder (my German is a bit rusty but I think that's what they mean by justiert sucher/e-messer). I will include the repair invoice with the sale.

    I have bought and sold on the various forums quite a bit & would be happy to supply references.

    Thanks for looking,
    Tom
     

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    I'm lowering the price to $1750. Also I found a nice Gordys' strap I will throw in.
     
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    is your camera still available?
     
  4. Tom Akin

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    I'm putting this back out there for sale at $1675 net to me.
     
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    Tom,

    You might want to post a couple of photos showing the bellows/lens extended for those who have never seen these wonderful cameras. A rock solid camera with a superb lens. I used a 670 for years and still sell original prints made from it's negatives.

    Reinhold
     
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    PM sent.
     
  7. Tom Akin

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    Great idea Reinhold! Here are a few with the bellows extended. Camera is still available.
     

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    This is a fantastic price for one in good condition with a working meter. I have one and they're probably the best travel camera available. I'm considering selling my Hassy kit and sticking with the PM67 for handheld MF and the 4x5 for any tripod work. It's that good. Best of luck with your sale.
     
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    Could you tell that the photo with below were taken some time earlier? The camera looks much newer than the first set of photo.
     
  10. Tom Akin

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    Actually the photos with the bellows extended where taken yesterday, just with better light & correct white balance. I'll see if I can fix the first set.

    Tom
     
  11. Tom Akin

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    I can't seem to figure out how to edit the original poorly executed photos, but here are a few just taken a couple minutes ago. Happy to send along the full sized files to anyone interested.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     

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    Great pictures of the camera. Having that hand there really gives you an idea of the compact size of this wonderful camera.

    Also I remember seeing Helmut Newton shooting briefly with one in the documentary done by his wife, Helmut by June. Great video to watch also.
     
  13. Tom Akin

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    Bump..
     
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    price drop!

    How about $1600? I'm open to interesting trades also.
     
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    I hope someone picks this up from you. I've got a 67W, same camera with a wider lens, and I've found it to be a great travel camera. Opens in an instant, built-in meter, closes in an instant, easy to walk around with as nothing protrudes, very discreet. This looks like it's in great shape, too. Good luck with your sale, Tom.
     
  17. Tom Akin

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    Thanks Trask. It really is a great camera, travel & otherwise, but for some reason I don't seem to use it. Hoping someone else will.
     
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    Mine had a problem with the metering system a few years ago , and I sent it in for repair, but they don't make the parts anymore.

    Frankly, I really didn't miss it, and used the camera without worrying about the meter. It is a great camera, very sharp lens and wondeful size for carrying and then that lovely large negative.
     
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    Several years ago my Plaubel Makina 67's light meter died.
    I had it expertly repaired at Nippon Photo Clinic Service, 920 Broadway At East 21st St., New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212-982-3177
    The staff was all Japanese and they specialized in exotic Japanese cameras.
    I have no connection to them and I'm not even sure that they still can do that type of repair.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, like the op, I haven't used mine in some time .
     
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    Nippon still services Makinas. It's Just a question of how many donor cameras they have at any given time for the parts you may need.
     
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    I hope someone buys this great camera.
     
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    Hello Tom, pm sent.
    Sam H.
     
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    just wanted to add pictures of this wonderful camera
     

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    I hope someone buys this great camera L1025294-2.jpg
     
  26. Lisa Davidson

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    Hi, Tom,

    Is this camera still for sale?

    Thank you,

    Lisa Davidson