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    Quote Originally Posted by ANelles
    The 1 lever to cock and wind the film might have sold me on the RZ. I always seem to forget if I've pushed both levers on cameras with 2, I hate accidental double exposures or skipped frames.
    The RB ProS has wonderful interlocks for both winders and even the dark slide. It won't let you release the shutter unless all is ready to go unless you purposefully set the shutter to multi exposure.

    Stew

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    I've decided to chime in.

    I have owned an RZ and an RB. The RZ is so much better in every way that I sold the RB at a very low price to an aspiring RIT student.

    PE

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    I just purchased a gorgeous 37mm RB lens to mount onto my Linhof for large-format fisheye (probably with a 6x12 back or perhaps just a 6x9 back -- we'll see). Pretty sure the image circle is approx 100mm or so.

    To make the custom lens mount, I also purchased a RB67 body -- and while I only needed the lens flange and winder, I was shocked at how "worn out" this camera was. Clearly it had been used (and abused) by a professional for many years -- likely a wedding photographer. Fortunately I got it cheap and could care less about the rest of the camera as the lens mount was in fine condition.

    So my only advice is this: be VERY careful about purchasing a used medium format body. Insist on a pristine version and you'll be rewarded with years of good service. These cameras were great workhorses. However, many of the bodies available today on eBay are basically worthless. Caveat Emptor!
    J Michael Sullivan
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    ...SOMETIMES I SEE THINGS...

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    I have just brought an RB camera; I think I must now get an RZ for the other shoulder; so that I can stand up straight again. Lightweight they are not.
    Regards Dave.

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    That's another thing - the RZ is a bit lighter
    Ease of use ( & relative lack of disturbance from mirror return) also more than makes up for the fact that they're a bit more weighty than some other MF cameras.

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