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    Fringe benefits

    I am still pretty solid on the RB Pro-SD. While the lighter weight of the RZ is a consideration, the point about kit expansion is really valid on two parts. First, while the RZ apparently uses most of the lenses and backs that the RB does, the dedicated lenses cost considerably more, and likely will for some time. Same for finders, motor backs, etcetera. The deal I am looking at now is for the RB.

    One thing that does interest me as I do a lot of architectural work is the tilt and shift attachments for the RZ. Is there something comparable for the RB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist
    One thing that does interest me as I do a lot of architectural work is the tilt and shift attachments for the RZ. Is there something comparable for the RB?
    There's the 75mm lens with shift movement.
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    The deed is done...

    It is done. The attack of GAS has passed, and resulted in the following; RB Pro-S (prism, flip-up magnifyer), waist level finder, three 120 backs, Sekor 180mm C with Lindahl belloshade, Sekor 90mm C with Lindahl belloshade, Sekor 65mm C, split focus screen, checker screen, grip with mirror up cable release, polarizing filter, UV Filter, Opti-Pro strap. Cost: $580 including shipping....

    I feel guilty on two levels. One, this was sort of like highway robbery, considering what this stuff was worth just a bit ago, and the other part is thinking about what that money could have done elsewhere. Errrr, never mind that last part, and I am sure I can gloat over the first for some time.
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    Gee, what a bargain! I hope it's AT LEAST in "well used" conditions, or I'll hate you!

    For the last point, I usually give for benefit 10% of what I spend in photographic gear (and other stuff which may be considered consumistic or GAS-driven). I know it's a little thing, but unfortunately I wouldn't save the world if I'd gave my whole underpaied temporary salary anyway, and it's sure better than nothing.
    I know a chap who does excellent portraits. The chap is a camera.
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