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    Well, which is it -- "a very reasonable price" or a "small fortune"?

    Can't be both. You got a nice camera...be open to something new and go with your initial gut reaction. I bet in a month or two there won't be any doubt at all!

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    You chose a great camera and glass. the sharpest medium format glass there is! I wish i didnt get rid of my 7 but i could not adapt to a rangefinder. Congrats on the gear purchase!

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    Hallo,
    I had a sought of similar reaction to buying my Hasselblad - even though I had thought it all through, searched and waited for *the right one* once I had bought it - <panic> what had I done, too much money, what was I thinking, could have got a blah blah blah instead......etc.
    I think your reaction is typical of someone who (not knowing circumstances) may not have loads of money to burn/waste and perhaps seeks value for money.
    Not knowing what you paid for the camera, difficult to say if you got a bargain - however, the 7II and lenses are legendary and was the only viable alternative for me to the Hass.
    Try it, enjoy it and if it doesn't suit I would be confident you could get what you paid for it.

    Sim2.

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    Look at it this way ... you're going to like it so much that once you sell all your DSLR's you'll probably almost break even.

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    "Reasonable price" vs "Small Fortune" depends on the level of anxiety I'm feeling at any particular moment.

    Actually, the price I paid was 60% less than the new Mamiya 7ii bundle at B&H, although the retail USA/Canada prices for these cameras are totally ridiculous to begin with.

    Thanks to everyone for their positive words of encouragement...photos to follow soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby novatron View Post
    Someone please re-assure me! This wasn't a bad move, was it?
    Not a bad move at all, you'll have fun with it. When I got my first mamiya 6, I
    practically slept with it for the first few weeks.

    Especially if heavily used, these RFs can have some issues requiring adjustment, so be sure to give it a good going-over before as soon as you get it. Then... enjoy! It's one of the finest pieces ever. My 6es are constant companions. And I've probably shot 75+% of everything with them.
    "Only dead fish follow the stream"

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    The only thing I wish the Mamiya 7 did better was with closeup photos. The 150 could be a nice portrait lens if it focused closer. And macro is certainly out. The 7 system would be the last camera(s) I sold as well.

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    You may want to check if your camera was imported through Mamiya USA. If it's a gray market import, they won't service it. Not to worry - you can always send it to Precision Camera Works:

    http://www.precisioncameraworks.com/Pages/services.html

    I haven't used their services yet myself, but a friend had good experiences with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Budding View Post
    You may want to check if your camera was imported through Mamiya USA. If it's a gray market import, they won't service it. Not to worry - you can always send it to Precision Camera Works:

    http://www.precisioncameraworks.com/Pages/services.html

    I haven't used their services yet myself, but a friend had good experiences with them.
    I can vouch for Precision Camera Works. Good work, fair price. I've also used Mamiya USA for adjustments---also good, and faster than Precision.
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    Thank you for the info re: servicing (precisioncameraworks) ... that is good to know for any future servicing. Don't know if the unit I bought is grey market or not.

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