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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalker View Post
    How do you all pack your RB's?
    The rb is a tank, you can pack it any old way you want! When I took one to Iceland I just stuck it in a box and sent it through. I have also dropped mine in various ways and from great heights... no problem. I mean, this is the camera for me, I don't have to coddle it.

    Anyway, for travel there are two things you will probably want: body caps (front and rear) and there is also a gizmo that locks the mirror in place. I have been thinking of re-rigging all the knobs so they will pop off... they are the only thing that keeps the capped body from being a perfect cube, which more convenient for packing.

    One more thing, especially pertinent to travel if weight is a major concern: the prisms are way heavier than they should be IMHO. So you'll want a compact hand meter, plus an understanding of the bellows factor chart on the side of your rb. On the other hand, I often lift my rb by the prism and it's never broken so... (by now you will have gotten the picture that I really don't treat my gear specially)

    One thing I have succeeded in breaking on the rb system: the dual cable release. So I try to keep spares and normal releases just in case. But I have unnaturally strong fingers, apparently... I break cable releases all the time.

    If you start to acquire rb lenses then you will quickly realize that this is where the weight is, when you pack for travel! A one lens kit is no big deal. But pack a 65, 127 and 210 or similar kit and two backs... :rolleyes:
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    I just posted a couple of pictures from my first roll. I went to a local creek with a waterfall just to try it all out. I'm going to love this camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalker View Post
    I just posted a couple of pictures from my first roll. I went to a local creek with a waterfall just to try it all out. I'm going to love this camera.
    Where??

    I cannot see them.

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

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    Steve, look in the Gallery section.
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