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    Mamiya RB67 Pro S

    I just won a bid for a RB67 Pro S with 90mm WL finder and 120 back and was wondering if there was a PDF manual online. I have two of the Bronica ETRSi cameras and lenses for them but no experience with the RB. I have negative carrier and lens for my Beseler enlarger and would probably do my B&W. What things should I look out for and what accessories and lenses would be good. I would probably use it for scenic and landscapes

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    Wide or tele?

    There is a 50mm and a 65mm (and a 30-something). Either the 50 or 65 is good, suit your taste. The 180mm lenses are plentiful as they were a staple in portrait studios. Get "C" lenses if possible. All of these should take the same size filters, too (77mm) There's also a 250, 360 and 500mm.

    You might want a prism finder, although the wlf works just fine. I wouldn't bother with a metered finder - hard to find in good shape, and probably not that accurate anymore.

    The RB Pro S is a sterling camera. If you get more backs, get Pro S backs. Others work, but there are interlocks that work best if all is matched up.

    And you probably already know this, but you'll want a good tripod ...
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    Mamiya USA still has the manual online too - scroll down on this page:

    http://www.mamiyaleaf.com/documentation.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz View Post
    Or even better, because a library is better than a single resource: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/mamiya/...ccessories.htm and http://www.butkus.org/chinon/mamiya.htm

    And if you enjoy frustration, the "Legacy Products" page on the Mamiya/Leaf site: http://www.mamiyaleaf.com/documentation.html
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    Thanks for all the input and Logan I have a house in Hendersonville also. I work on the coast but head to the mountains when I get a chance. I will download one of those manuals and check it out. I have a 50, 80 and 150 for the ETRSi so guess I might want the same coverage for the RB. I just thought this camera would give the largest negative without having to break out the 4x5.
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    Gimme a pulse some time when you're here, perhaps we can get together and have our own APUG meeting 828-243-2453.
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    If you plan to hand-hold it, L bracket with trigger is handy. I like mine.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    The 90 is a great start.

    The interlocks are interesting, practice, practice, practice.
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