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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Zentena View Post
    If you have a strong back love it Not the sort of thing I'd consider a quick snap shot handheld camera but on a tripod it's pretty close to perfect. If you stick with the waist level finder I think you can get a body,back and a couple of lenses within your budget. But it is big so don't be surprised.

    Ive tried the Mamiya RZ67 Pro and I like the fact that its big and bulky. Is it possible to shoot 6x6 or 6X4.something with this one? and... and camera with a copule of lenses to that price.. where can this be found?

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    Surf over to www.keh.com

    6x45 isn't an issue. I think 6x6 backs are fairly rare.

    If you buy bargain grade from KEH and stick to the more common stuff you can put together a nice kit. Stuff like the fisheye are expensive or the very long lenses.

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    Hi Kim, I am just about to put a Bronica S2 on the bay if you are interested.
    2 backs, WLF and Turret finder. 75+150mm lenses. No meter but I always prefered using a seperate meter with larger formats.

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    Baby Linhof and a separate meter. Demanding spot metering (indeed, any metering) in MF limits your options a lot.
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    spot metering in MF, couple of lenses, and with only $800 to $900, you will not likely find much that will fit that criteria, unless you get a hell of a deal on well used, and bargain condition equipment. Now if you wanted to start off cheaply and add that, then Mamiya 645 kit is likely the way to go. You can get a bare bones kit for that, and when you have more funds, add a metering prism with spot capability later. Similarly with lenses. start with a standard and piece together additional lenses as funds become available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Catton View Post
    Ive tried the Mamiya RZ67 Pro and I like the fact that its big and bulky. Is it possible to shoot 6x6 or 6X4.something with this one? and... and camera with a copule of lenses to that price.. where can this be found?
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    800 - 900 $ ? That leaves you with E-bay or DBA as the only options. Look at Photograficas website and see howmuch they'll charge you for a RZ67 with 90mm and back, 15.000kr Some years ago I bought a Bronica SQA-i in as new condition at Foto C for around 4000kr. Then I made the biggest mistake of my life and sold it. Im fairly big and in very good shape and I don't mind big cameras either but carying a Pentax 6X7 + three lenses around all day gives even me a sour back. If you like 6X6 Id recomend you a Bronica SQ system. If you want 6X7 with interchangeable backs go for the Mamiya. Somehow I don't find 4,5X6 that apealing and I find lugging a 6X7 body around with a 645 back on it somewhat crazy In MF the formats I like best are 6X6 and 6X7. Sometimes the pics are best in square and sometimes they need a little extra on the sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soeren View Post
    Hi Kim
    800 - 900 $ ? That leaves you with E-bay or DBA as the only options. Look at Photograficas website and see howmuch they'll charge you for a RZ67 with 90mm and back, 15.000kr Some years ago I bought a Bronica SQA-i in as new condition at Foto C for around 4000kr. Then I made the biggest mistake of my life and sold it. Im fairly big and in very good shape and I don't mind big cameras either but carying a Pentax 6X7 + three lenses around all day gives even me a sour back. If you like 6X6 Id recomend you a Bronica SQ system. If you want 6X7 with interchangeable backs go for the Mamiya. Somehow I don't find 4,5X6 that apealing and I find lugging a 6X7 body around with a 645 back on it somewhat crazy In MF the formats I like best are 6X6 and 6X7. Sometimes the pics are best in square and sometimes they need a little extra on the sides.
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    DBA seems to have some good stuff, at times. On occasions I take off to Prague and look through the many good used-camera stores. I mean, the prices are rediculous. I found a Bronica system with lens and even a speedgrip, the lot! the price 3600DKR (652 us dollars). Sometimes - comparing the prices with photografica - You will find that even when youve paid for the bus two way, and a couple of nights at a hostel... its still cheaper.


    The fact that Im a bit afraid about 6x7 is the simple fact that im not sure my enlarger takes this size, Ive got three different ones:

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    1xOpemus 5

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    According to their website: http://www.meopta.cz/index.php?id=143&lang=en both the 4 and 5 (near bottom of the page) are for a maximum size of 6x6.

    If it was my enlarger, I would make or modify a 6x6 holder to 6x7 to see if it would work - I suspect that it would be o.k. See what the difference in size of the projected light is both with and without the negative carrier in place. If it is a bit bigger without the carrier, you may get away with it.

    I bought a Mamiya RB67 mainly because my enlarger goes up to 6x7. I don't mind carrying it around with the left hand grip. It's heavy but not un-useably so. I think the RZ is a bit lighter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    According to their website: http://www.meopta.cz/index.php?id=143&lang=en both the 4 and 5 (near bottom of the page) are for a maximum size of 6x6.

    If it was my enlarger, I would make or modify a 6x6 holder to 6x7 to see if it would work - I suspect that it would be o.k. See what the difference in size of the projected light is both with and without the negative carrier in place. If it is a bit bigger without the carrier, you may get away with it.

    I bought a Mamiya RB67 mainly because my enlarger goes up to 6x7. I don't mind carrying it around with the left hand grip. It's heavy but not un-useably so. I think the RZ is a bit lighter.


    Steve.

    I dont think i will be modifying the carrier.. well, at least not before ive studied the thing. hehe. Another thing, I will be throwing some money at a good tripod as well. Any recomendations anyone?

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    Kim Are you a member of a photoclub?
    Most of the darkroom equipment I have I got for free through the one here in Næstved. I did have a couple of Opemuses over the time but eventually I was given a Durst 707. Thats just to say that with a little patience you might get lucky. If you can find a Meopta Magnifax it will take 6X9 negs. Though they are rare here in Dk you might find it in Praque.
    Tripod? The Mannfrotto 055 is very good value for the money but be sure to get a proper head for it. Personally I would like the Arca Swiss Z1 or the older B1. They'll hold your MF camera and though somewhat expensive I have seen higher prices on other tripodheads.
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