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    No Rb67 Pro S's on ebay?

    I was just checking out a few cameras on ebay and I usually check the Mamiya RB67 (all versions) listings. Today I entered Mamiya RB67 Pro S and the only thing that came up were three listings for light shielding kits. NO cameras or backs or anything related to gear. I then entered just Mamiya RB67 and got that plus filters and shutter releases. Again no cameras. I have noticed that there have been less and less cameras for sale over the last year, but this is strange. Are people that wanted a RB now hanging on to them or is there little demand for them. I realize this could change tomorrow, but it is the first time that I have not seen one or two cameras for sale. I'm not looking for a camera, but I'm always interested to see what they are going for and what accessories are up for auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric Trexell View Post
    I was just checking out a few cameras on ebay and I usually check the Mamiya RB67 (all versions) listings. Today I entered Mamiya RB67 Pro S and the only thing that came up were three listings for light shielding kits. NO cameras or backs or anything related to gear. I then entered just Mamiya RB67 and got that plus filters and shutter releases. Again no cameras. I have noticed that there have been less and less cameras for sale over the last year, but this is strange. Are people that wanted a RB now hanging on to them or is there little demand for them. I realize this could change tomorrow, but it is the first time that I have not seen one or two cameras for sale. I'm not looking for a camera, but I'm always interested to see what they are going for and what accessories are up for auction.
    Saw quite a few, sorry. Often, clueless sellers list Pro S models as Pro models, so it pays to look closely. I'm not sensing a trend, Ric.

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    A whole bunch of Pro S gear shows up when I run my (saved) eBay RB67 search. Admittedly it is an eBay.ca search, but most of the entries are from the USA.
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    It's always better to run generic searches (ie don't limit to a specific version of the same model)
    like CGW says there will be mis-listed items and you'll end up with less competition when bidding.

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    Check KEH.com and Samys Camera. The inventory constantly changes so those places are good for hunting for what you want. Besides, their return policies beat the risks of eBay. YMMV

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    There are two of them on consignment with lenses for 1,000 US in the camera shop up the street. I'm not sure if they are Pro S but they are definitely RB67's.

    How do you know if they are Pro S? I know very little about medium format, I do a lot of 35mm SLR's and rangefinders.
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    Do check KEH, their lens prices are cheaper than eBay, probably bodies too!

    $1000 is way too much for an RB67. Check KEH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-dogg View Post
    There are two of them on consignment with lenses for 1,000 US in the camera shop up the street. I'm not sure if they are Pro S but they are definitely RB67's.

    How do you know if they are Pro S? I know very little about medium format, I do a lot of 35mm SLR's and rangefinders.
    Doh, it says "Pro S" on the body, film back, and rotating adapter--subtle, no?

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    I recently bought a pro s rb67 with 120 back for 51 dollars... Look around

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    Sorry, it must have been a glitch.

    Sorry guys (and gals). I went there now and found several cameras up for bidding. It must have been a glitch this morning to only show three listings. As for going to KEH and others, that is no fun when you can bid on something you will never use, that you had no intention of ever buying, but someone is listing for a fraction of what it is usually listed for so you just have to put in a bid. There is no cure for this, it started 40 years ago when I got my first 35mm camera that I could focus and adjust all those numbers, and I'm still looking for the perfect camera. So far I have been able to eliminate digitals from my list.

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