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    Quote Originally Posted by dodphotography View Post
    Hi folks, long time lurker... don't post much.

    I absolutely love my RB67 but at the end of the day I end up leaving it at home because of it's overall size. The negs coming off this camera are just beautiful, but again my only complaint is the size.
    I looked at Rolleiflexes, recently bought one off Craigslist and got burned. I only put in 100 dollars but the camera had a dead shutter, I took a chance and now am finding out a repair will be big money. I love the size of the Rollei but am lost with the infinite models they made.

    If you loved MF and size were an issue, as well as maintaining a purely mechanical system...

    what would your suggestions be?

    PS, I am looking to combine an M6 and a MF rig to fit in a Billingham bag and be something that is always by my side.
    Folding cameras are still a great way to get medium format negatives.



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    May be a 6x6 folder, but keep the Agfa as last choice because of leaky bellows and sticky grease.

    Ikonta B will do an amazing job.

    http://www.mflenses.com/zeiss-ikon-cameras.html
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    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illumiquest View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dodphotography View Post
    Hi folks, long time lurker... don't post much.

    I absolutely love my RB67 but at the end of the day I end up leaving it at home because of it's overall size. The negs coming off this camera are just beautiful, but again my only complaint is the size.
    I looked at Rolleiflexes, recently bought one off Craigslist and got burned. I only put in 100 dollars but the camera had a dead shutter, I took a chance and now am finding out a repair will be big money. I love the size of the Rollei but am lost with the infinite models they made.

    If you loved MF and size were an issue, as well as maintaining a purely mechanical system...

    what would your suggestions be?

    PS, I am looking to combine an M6 and a MF rig to fit in a Billingham bag and be something that is always by my side.
    Get a Hasselblad. Period.

    Small, beautifully made, the best lenses in the world and extremely versatile.

    And if you'd like to send me your RB, I'd be happy to do to it what I did to mine.

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    Get a Hasselblad. Period.

    Small, beautifully made, the best lenses in the world and extremely versatile.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I love folders for what they are, but the image quality will likely be a significant step down from an RB67. The best lenses usually found are Tessar types, most have front-cell focusing, and film flatness is a challenge for most of them. Everyone ought to have a decent folder or two for when those issues aren't a problem, but coming from a modern system camera there will be tradeoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illumiquest View Post
    Get a Hasselblad. Period.

    Small, beautifully made, the best lenses in the world and extremely versatile.

    And if you'd like to send me your RB, I'd be happy to do to it what I did to mine.

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    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    If, like me, you don't print square a 6 X 4.5 folder is tiny and has a negative that's functionally the same as 6 X 6. My Zeiss Super Ikonta A (531) is as small as they come. Mine, with a Tessar, produces images that seem every bit as good as those made with my beloved Rolleiflex (which I use for most of my work, EXCEPT when I want a camera that fits in my pocket).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    MURDER!!! When I saw that my blood ran cold!

    It had to have been a digiphile. Not even the most rabid owner of a Swedish or German film camera would do something like this!

    The detestable sociopath never even used the camera he killed. His scrawny arms are proof enough of that.

    The murderer's time will come. He will be caught and sentenced to having an RB 67 dropped on his head from a distance of one inch, and that will be the last of him.

    I just hope Kubach never has to see what I just witnessed.
    I was lucky never saw it. Of course if it was my head the camera will never surive.

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    Get an 8x10" camera, and then you'll start thinking of the RB as your lightweight snapshot camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Get an 8x10" camera, and then you'll start thinking of the RB as your lightweight snapshot camera.
    Ain't that the truth. Specifically a Horseman 8x10, which I mount atop my Tiltall, believe it or not. Like a Sherman tank on toothpicks.

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    The Fuji RF cameras especially the AF 6x45 cameras are small they might not have the fastest lens but they are light and the lenses are quiet sharp another option though not small are the Texas Leicas again from Fuji the GL670 or GL690 are great cameras and lighter than the RB. A recent Rolleiflex (FX or GX) with a Planar is a better choice than a Hassy it's lighter and the Rollei lenses are just as sharp if not sharper. But for shear portability nothing beats the 531 Super Ikonta it's tiny.

    I'll second David Goldfarb opinion get a 8x10 and built some muscles and all your problems will be solved.

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