For the cost of the items, it's kind of cheap. Whether it makes sense as a good kit is another matter entirely - I wouldn't buy it.
Is the 50mm the floating version? If not, walk away right now.
The 220 stuff is basically worthless. Do you really want 2 bodies or would you be better off with 1 body and a better lens? It's a very strange assortment of stuff to me.
The $450 asking price suggests this kit is heavily used and no doubt worn, with no guarantee it is operating reliability (very especially after coming from professional use).
I would stick to 35mm and continue actively looking for a MF kit in very good condition with a reasonable amount of life remaining, so that you are not left with a bitter taste getting a worn, sub-standard system that will require you to outlay maybe twice or three times as much in repairs and overhauls. If it sounds too good to be true, no doubt it isn't. I really do not think it is worth the risk.
PS go browse keh.com for an idea of the market prices. RB gear even in like-new condition is stupid-cheap; KEH was basically throwing out new-in-box RB gear last year. Seriously consider also the RZ: some better lenses, better shutter, better metering, lighter, but slightly more $$.
I'll bet this is all a hoax anyway but if real.. it is a great deal for the money adn I'd snap it.. if the lenses aren't fungus eatten and the bellows are not rotted.
as for worn.. you don't know RBs as well as I do. they can be heavily used for 40 years and still considered very usable as they have so much slak in the adjutmens provided in th emechanics you can take up a 100 years of heavy wear. daily use say school photos of hunders n hundreds of fires per day. Wear?.. it's not a Hassy!. they burn out with the same amt of useage!
50s are most commonly floating element from the later non-C on up.
Hey I'd buy the dam thing as parts for that price. 2 bodies makes your CLA free. Put together a second camera n sell it?.. use one bady as parts to repair the other is it is an abused camera... still says free to me!
if the lenses are fungus eatten.. I need shutters for other better glass in my closet.. still makes it free!
this is too good to be real.. also the OP is MIA.. yeah troll!
so lets all day dream?
Hey Poly. RZs are great til they break down and they go alot faster than the mechanicals.. a broken RZ is land fill! RB can be reapired even if you ahve to file your own parts from a car bumper or leaf spring.. an old car that is!
Better shutter in RZ lenses?.. plastic disposable crap. I'd rather the old NON-C shutters.. brass and modular not riveted stamped tin junk. I laso like a nice chunk of glass not the bottom of small Coke bottle as a lens regarless of how much cheese they put on it (coatings). compare the cells n see for yourself what you are getting in the new lenses.. umm garbage!
I've decided to get it. Expect to see stuff for grabs soon.
Have you seen it or asked the appropiate questyions of all the points we brought up? FUNGUS.. shutters firing.. ROTTEN BELLOWS?..
more than likely you will need seals regardless. That is a DIY project anyone can do. Goodmen sells the foam kits n has very good instructins. if you don't understand anything.. feel free to ask?
get the manual n read it...
So lets hear about this great deal?
DID YOU GET IT YET?
I agree with Roger. I tossed my RB67 because of weight and bulk. A lightweight field 4x5!:)
Originally Posted by Roger Cole