Pipyr: With all due respect to individual prevailing circumstances, I would not buy a Pentax 67 or (earlier) 6x7 with a lens for $200! Even a well used slightly battered one with a good lens but fully functional like the 105mm f2.4 costs around $1,100 (with TTL meter, 67 version). Anything with severe dents, scrapes, cracks, or inconsistent operation should be avoided. These cameras have been well-worked, often heavily and thrashed about in their pro lives and failure in a later life is often catastrophic. The bodies are difficult to get parts for: 67 shutters, shutter brakes, mirror dampers and brakes, mirrors, winding gears (the winding knob is a known potential weak spot) TTL meter coupling chains ... all ceased production many years ago. Parts have to be scavenged from other 67 or 6x7 bodies. They are truly dinosaurs of medium format but beautiful ones at that, and pre-loved, looked after specimens will have many years of faithful service left in them. So... Find a reasonably well cared-for specimen and hang the budget. Remember the simple rule of economics that forbids paying a little and getting a lot!
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