How much for this Mamiya rb67 pro s outfit?

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  1. abr

    abr Member

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    I found the following for sale, and am wondering if it's a good deal? Ad says "adult-owned, low-use, excellent condition".

    RB67 pro s body
    120 back
    prism viewfinder
    waistlevel finder
    127mm C lens
    150mm sf C lens

    What would you expect to pay, and what should I watch out for in terms of condition? Thanks!
     
  2. abr

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    No thoughts? I am going to look at it tonight, and I've found some set ups using the rb67 pro s on KEH, but nothing with these accessories, unfortunately, so it's tough to compare.
     
  3. dancqu

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    I'd shop eBay. Take a few days, a week or two.
    Shop APUG as well. Compare. Off eBay I've put
    togeather a very nice RB Pro S outfit. Dan
     
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    Thanks Dan! Willamette Valley, eh? I'm a former Duck. :smile:
     
  5. reellis67

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    Put all those items in your KEH cart and you'll have a good idea of the upper price range that it's worth, generally speaking. The 127mm lens should be cheap as they are very, very common. The same goes for the finders unless they are metered. Does the 150mm have the disks?

    - Randy
     
  6. Paul Sorensen

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    It will also make a difference which back and which prism are included. If it is the ProS back, it will have the double exposure interlock, which is nice. Condition will probably make a bigger difference. I agree to just put the items in a cart, or jot down the prices at KEH for these items at Excellent and Bargain pricing.
     
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    Personally, I would aim for no more than 75% of the KEH price assuming the seller is knowledgeable about the functional condition of the camera and you have confidence in their assessment (and honesty). Perhaps go a bit higher if a) this is exactly what you want and b) the seller will take it back if it doesn't work properly right off the bat.

    I figure 75% is midway between what you would pay KEH and what they would get selling to KEH. Seems fair to me.

    If it's one of these "I haven't used it in years" or "it's my late uncle's camera" I'd aim for 50%.
     
  8. Jeff Searust

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    A big chunk of the "what it's worth" is going to be the disks for the 150 lens. -- for the lot , $200-350
     
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    I just put my kit up in the classifieds. I will post some pictures after my kids go to bed.
     
  10. abr

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    Thanks everyone! I went to look at it, and it was in great shape. It does have the disks for the 150 lens, so that was a good thing. I asked the guy why he was selling, and he wants to go digital. Since I had an extra 20D and some accessories for it laying around, we arranged a trade. Win-win - I'm thrilled! :smile:
     
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    Nice! Have fun with your new gear

    - Randy
     
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    You should be thrilled. In two years the 20D will be superseded several times and considered obsolete while the RB67 will still be a great film camera for you.

    Steve
     
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    Disks? You mean filters?
     
  14. reellis67

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    The 150mm lens (originally) came with three diffusion disks that can be inserted behind the front element. They give varying degrees of softness, although the lens can be used without them as well. Having the disks included changes the value of the lens, at least in my experience...

    - Randy
     
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    Good for you! The RB is my favorite camera. It is big and heavy but produces OUTSTANDING negatives and is really fun to use.
    The big WL/VF has a 3-d look.
     
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    Thank you Randy, I had no idea about those disks. I also don't have the 150mm, been using the 189mm for portraits. now I gotta look at ebay again.
     
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    the rb67 is an awsome camera, and i shot with the 150sf all the time,