Linhof Tech V 5x7

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  1. JohnArs

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    Hi

    What would a 5x7 Linhof Tech in very good condition be worth.
    I could buy one from an old photog which used it as his second camera.
    Thanks!
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

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    One just went on eBay with two modern lenses for around $1200, which strikes me as a real bargain, but maybe that's just because there is less of a market for 5x7" than for 4x5".
     
  3. David Hall

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    It might be because those Linhof 5x7 are BEASTS. 15 pounds, maybe?

    dgh
     
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    It does seem extraordinary to think of anyone using it handheld with the rangefinder, in which case you might as well get a field camera with more movements.
     
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    It's a beast all right [​IMG]

    This is a Tech. III, and I'm not using the rangefinder, but still... Especially with a 300mm/f:4.5 Xenar on it!
     
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    Heh heh cool. You get to do some power lifting exercise and get pictures too [​IMG]
     
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    It only needs to be held steady for 1/50 of a second, which is the fastest shutter speed on that thing. After about 5 seconds my arms start shaking anyway...

    It's not that heavy; only about 14 pounds - plus another two pounds of lens!

    It was fun to have tried it, but I won't do it again. Soon, at least [​IMG]