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Old 03-04-2008   #1
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There are a lot of great possibilties...I wouid recommend a RB67...all manual no batteries required. Is a lil heavy for some people.
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If you are talking about ARAX Camera in the Ukraine, I think that's a good way to go. They completely re-build the Kiev MF cameras to make them reliable. I don't have any experience with them, but I have been wanting to order a body from them for a long time. If you do end up going with them, please post your thoughts. They seem to offer a great service. It would be nice to see those CZ Jenas in operation again!

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Hi Sean, I own a Mamiya 645 1000S and although haven't used it in a while, IMHO this is a nice camera. Have you looked into the Bronica ETRSI, I have one with a waist level finder. Smaller tha both the 645 and RB67....I call this my lil Hassy. Takes good images as well.
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Got me a 645 Pro & a AFD and love em both so i suspect you will enjoy that purchase.
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Mamiya 645AFD/II with a filmback.

Why ?
It's reasonable portable, meaning you can take it on holiday like a DSLR.
Lenses can be found quite cheap on ebay.
It's perfect to mate with a digital back in the future.


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