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    I suggest you bring cash to the negotiations and show him what you have...."well, let's see what I have here...100, 200, 300, ......"

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    Quote Originally Posted by xya View Post
    ever considered a mamiya 330? has a similar 55mm available, same feel and wouldn't be a third of the price.
    Thanks for the suggestion. There are numerous threads out there suggesting the same thing when people discuss the Rolleiwide. Firstly, the Rolleiwide is 20% lighter. And also, while I hear Mamiyas are good cameras, they ain't no Rolleiflex. Yes, the Rolleiwide IS overpriced due to it being collectible and it's scarcity but while I have not shot a Mamiya TLR I have shot numerous normal Rolleiflexes and a tele-Rolleiflex and if the -wide even comes close to the quality and signature I get from those, and handles similarly, then it's the Rolleiwide I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchetman View Post
    I suggest you bring cash to the negotiations and show him what you have...."well, let's see what I have here...100, 200, 300, ......"
    Yeah, I'll show up with a wad of dough for sure. Big thick envelope. Or maybe I should go with the briefcase with the handcuffs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. There are numerous threads out there suggesting the same thing when people discuss the Rolleiwide. Firstly, the Rolleiwide is 20% lighter. And also, while I hear Mamiyas are good cameras, they ain't no Rolleiflex. Yes, the Rolleiwide IS overpriced due to it being collectible and it's scarcity but while I have not shot a Mamiya TLR I have shot numerous normal Rolleiflexes and a tele-Rolleiflex and if the -wide even comes close to the quality and signature I get from those, and handles similarly, then it's the Rolleiwide I want.
    I think you can depend on the quality of the Rolleiwide. It is interesting to note that they switched from the Zeiss Distagon in the older version to the Schneider Super Angulon in the newer version. Looking at ebay it seems people are trying to get the same price for either camera.
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    Ok, I got it. Paid a little more than planned but also got a few more accesories too. Plus once I cleaned up some light smears and dust on the lens I saw i saw it was pristine, absolutely perfect. Body is pretty darn clean too, maybe a few small marks on some corners but otherwise looking very clean and well cared for. Plus he told me if anything is wrong at all he'd repair it free for 90 days. That said all speeds work and the aperture blades perfect. More research shows too that not all sold have the special glass-inserted Rolleiwide waist level finder, and this was does, again in perfect shape. I'm pleased.
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    Congratulations. I am sure you will love it. I would love to have one but it is beyond me financially. I make do with my Pentax 67 and 55 lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpurdy View Post
    Congratulations. I am sure you will love it. I would love to have one but it is beyond me financially. I make do with my Pentax 67 and 55 lens.
    Dennis
    Thank you Dennis. Will post some shots soon I'm my Flickr pages.
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