Quote Originally Posted by revdocjim View Post
If you want top notch optics I would suggest the Fuji GF670 and GF670W over the Plaubel duo. More modern design, great build and optics that are hard to beat. But it would be awfully expensive!
This seems to suggest that the Makinas don't have top notch optics. I've seen photos from the Makinas and the new Fuji folders and I definitely prefer the Makina 67/670 rendering. I also prefer that rendering to the Mamiyas (which have always seem clinical to me). Resolution is not the be all end all. And as for build, the Plaubels are a metal brick. As long as you're not dumb about open and closing them to preserve the meter, no issues on build quality. Lastly, these are all cool cameras, but there's also something romantically "White Lines" about whipping out the PM67 for a shot...