Quote Originally Posted by omaha View Post
A few months ago ... I bought a Mamiya RB67 setup. Back in the 80's, that was the camera I wanted but couldn't dream of affording. Now that they are practically giving them away, I had to have it.
ME, too! Only the "wanted" was in the 70s ...

You are correct that the Beseler is common, but that does not mean it's low grade. It's a fine machine. And yes, parts and accessories will also be common and readily available.

Recommended reading:

Ilford (many pages - look around the site)
http://www.ilfordphoto.com/applications/page.asp?n=16

Kodak: Teaching Basic Darkroom Techniques
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consu...llCourse.shtml

Kodak: Darkroom Design for Amateur Photographers
http://wwwcaen.kodak.com/global/en/p...bs/ak3/ak3.pdf

And get a 105mm lens for the 6x7 negs. An 80mm will do, also; I just prefer the 105.