WTB: for a friend ... Mamiya RZ grip (on the cheap).

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by Katie, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Katie

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    Checked KEH for her and the BARGAIN price is $115!!! If anyone has one they don't want anymore and can beat that price, let me know and I"ll relay it to her...
     
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    Most of the older style plain "L" grips from the 645's and TLRs will work but if you are talking the electronic controlled RZ one those can get pricey. I have the adjustable angle non electronic model.

    I'll let Matt come and tell us which of the older L grips will work. Those are a dime a dozen if you don't need the electronic connection for the shutter.
     
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    I guess I have a reputation :smile:

    Sadly, I know nothing about the grips for the RZ.

    Looking at the manuals though, it may be that the mechanical release grips for the RB67/C330 would fit and work.
     
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    All I know is that it's not the pro II (whatever that means).
     
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    The Pro/Pro II designation makes no difference grip wise.
    The info is out there as I was looking at 645 grips when I was in the market for one for my RZ.
    I can't recall atm which ones will fit.
    These can be had for around 30 bills.

    Matt I'm surprised you don't know this Mamiya tidbit :wink:
     
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    Okay - its the pro model. $30 would be fantastic! Please do let me know what you find out!
     
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    Sure they always say "it's for a friend". We know you bought another kit and don't want to admit your GAS...he, kidding, couldn't resist
     
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    Haha! I've definitely been in a spree lately, but it's been for my mamiya 7 or the blad. :smile:
     
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    Bruce - if I had an RZ or had shopped for one I might very well have that tidbit.

    Actually, much of my Mamiya knowledge came the hard way - I learned it before I discovered APUG. In one case by buying an entire camera because the grip I bought didn't fit the camera I had.

    From what I can tell by looking at manuals on Mike Butkus' site, the RZ dedicated grips are ones that connect by cord to the RZ's electronic shutter release and flash synch - much like the dedicated grips for the Mamiya 645 Super and (with a different connector) the Mamiya 645 Pro/Pro Tl.

    If one doesn't need that electronic connection, it's just a case of whether the grips physically fit and, possibly, whether a mechanical trigger lines up with the RZ's shutter release.
     
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    good luck

    Finding the electronic L-grip for RZ for under $100 is a challenge. There are at least 2 or 3 mechanical ones that will work, that were made for RZ/RB, but most of these are heavier, and won't work with a winder attached. The best mechanical one is the multi-angle grip, but it's rather heavy. I wish the electronic one was as well-built as that one, but it's not. However, with the electronic integration, you can use it with a winder or anything else, since it doesnt' require physical placement to trigger the shutter button.

    Good luck. it's a great accessory, and really helps when using the RZ handheld.