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    Got Mamiya RB67 Pro S for cheap. Whats its actually worth?

    So I found and bought this locally:

    Mamiya RB67 Pro S Fully functioning
    Comes with:
    Waist level view finder
    150mm Soft focus. No rings and all that accessories. Lens has one small spot of fungi(i believe).
    120 Back Light seals pretty tacky
    220 back Light seals pretty tacky
    Polaroid Back
    Original Metal Carrying case

    All this for 250 CAD.

    Is it worth it at all?
    Good deal? Bad deal?

    thanks!

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    For me, if a lens has fungus it's a door-stop (aka worthless). For my purposes/criteria, the pkg is over priced b/c there is no "clean" lens.

    I'm pretty hesitant with anything that has fungus - who knows how much fungus could be residing in the camera body or elsewhere.....? No thanks. Sorry.

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    No, not really worth it. The only things there of any use are the body, WLF, and the 120 back. 250CAD sounds a bit much for that these days. You still need a clean lens and have the 120 back serviced. Say another 150-300, depending on the lens. If you're a do-it-yourself kind of person, you could clean up the back yourself and get some seals cheap; cleaning the lens has its own drawbacks. And as fmajor said, who knows how much fungus could be residing in the camera body?

    I just paid $300US for a Pro-S, 90mm C lens, and two 120 backs, all clean and in good condition, ready to use. I may have overpaid, but not by much.
    Fred Latchaw
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    I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
    Whatever that's supposed to mean.

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    so i just bought an overprice doorstop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZed View Post
    so i just bought an overprice doorstop?
    Well, in a dark alley it could also be used as a weapon.

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    Wow this is great to know. Now anybody have any ideas what could this go for? On Craigslist and eBay?

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    It is not a great deal, but you can get a usable 127mm or 90mm lens for it, and a new set of seals for the back for not much money, in which case you will have a really good camera.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Depends, I've had lenses in which the front element was very noticeably scuffed, but the results were fine. If you run a film through it and like the results, there is no problem. I believe you can stop the fungus spreading by killing it with UV light, i.e. bright sunlight.

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    As a comparison, I just bought the following kit for $350:

    EX+ Pro-SD body with WLF
    LN 127mm K/L lens
    EX 120/220 Pro-SD 6x7 Power Drive Back

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantlyd View Post
    As a comparison, I just bought the following kit for $350:

    EX+ Pro-SD body with WLF
    LN 127mm K/L lens
    EX 120/220 Pro-SD 6x7 Power Drive Back
    KEH?

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