Mamiya RB67 90mm Lens loose?

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  1. ToFlo

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    Hello,
    I just purchased an RB67 off of fleabay and I have a question about the lens. The aperture ring and the shutter ring seem to have abnormal looseness to them. They very easily rock back and forth with slight pressure. Is this normal for this lens. I took a few test polaroids with it and didn't notice anything unusual other then the massive light leaks! Thanks

    Tony
     
  2. kodachrome64

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    No, they should both have click stops. The aperture has clicks for every third of an f-stop (I think) and the shutter speed has clicks for every stop. At least that's how it is on my 127mm.
     
  3. ToFlo

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    Koda. It has the click stops, that's not what I am referring to. If you grab the shutter ring and aperture ring and rock them towards the front of camera and then towards the back of the camera..... do they move? Mine do
     
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    Sorry, I misunderstood. No, mine do not move a bit. Sounds like there's a problem.
     
  5. Jeff Kubach

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    I hope you can return it. Normally that is a good lens.

    Jeff
     
  6. ToFlo

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    Yeah I can return it, but I paid $25 shipping to get it here and likely the same to send it back. That is the one thing I hate about flea-bay. I guess that is the risk I take.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    How the hell much did you pay for it?!

    Always... let me repeat... always check KEH before buying used equipment off EBay. And 25 bucks to ship a lens? From Australia?

    Throw it the heck away and save the money towards another good 90mm lens.

    tim in san jose
     
  8. Alex Bishop-Thorpe

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    I had a similar problem - my 90mm lens was busted on arrival. Blame USPS for that. I ordered one from KEH in mid-july, and paid 20-odd dollars in shipping to South Australia, and it only arrived here a week ago. As good as KEH is, it seems their basic shipping option is fairly slow, internationally anyway. They're cheap as anything right now though, I wouldnt expect to pay more than $100 for a decent example of the original 90/3.8 (The C and KL versions of course fetch a tad extra, not that much though.)
     
  9. John Koehrer

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    It shouldn't cost you $25 to return it. Probably around $8-9. You got charged a "handling" fee by the seller.
     
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    Did you order the lens from over seas? If not, then you got gouged with an exorbitant handling charge. If you payed with PayPal, you can get all your money back including the shipping/hanling charge (even if the seller says in their listing that they don't refund shipping charges). Just file a 'not as described' dispute with PayPal (file the dispute on the PayPal site, not on eBay). When you file a dispute with PayPal, they put a hold on the sellers account for the entire amount. I had a seller refuse to refund the shipping charges once. Even though they had refunded the selling price, I still filed a dispute for the shipping charge with PayPal and won. Also, if you paid with a credit card, you can dispute the charge. If you haven't already left feedback, you can threaten the seller with negative feedback.