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HighMark Adventures 04-27-2009 01:11 AM

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Well just had to share my experience today. Got to go to a camera flea market today and wow was there a lot of stuff there. I was blown away by all the stuff. Lots of junk sure buts lots of older and really stuff. I was there for hours. As some of you know I was looking at getting a Bronica SQ-A because of the 6x6. But after walking around there for hours I went with something different,

I picked up a RZ67 in mint condition. Not a scratch or any signs of wear and tear on it. It looks brand new. Also ended up getting it with a 120 back, Polaroid back, 6x6 back, power winderII, and two mamiya-sekor glass 90mm and 180mm. So in the end I still get the 6x6 I was after.,

Now I know very little about this camera and mf but looking forward to learning and playing with my new toy. Now I just have to find the polaroid film. I also bought film but yet have figured how to load it.:confused:;D.

popawalker 04-30-2009 05:30 PM

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Congrats on a good find. I've been watching the RZ67's on ebay, but still too high for me, the Bronica will have to keep me happy for now.
Steve

DAVE PROUTY 05-06-2009 09:52 PM

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Yeah, definitely congrats on the Mammy! :afro: The RZ was the better bod in the line. I loved my Bronica's, but always wanted a Mamiya RZ67 for the rotating back. A great studio camera! The bellows focus made for much easier close focus work too as I hear. No extension tubes necessary to get the full face in the frame. One thing I didn't like about my SQ-a using the 150mm. The soft focus lens available was pretty cool too!

fast1 05-06-2009 10:19 PM

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congrats dude!http://photosnag.com/img/3322/n09x0302vnsn/clear.gif

HighMark Adventures 05-06-2009 10:42 PM

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Thanks guys. Posted a few pics in the BW section tonight. I must say I am enjoying it. Pics are nothing special, just me excited to pull the shutter button. I have been doing a lot of reading and learning. I`m excited to put this baby through its paces. Did I forget to mention this thing is a beast. I love it.:afro: And the sound this thing makes,just love it.

Vedauwoo 05-06-2009 10:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HardKore (Post 735401)
......this thing is a beast. I love it.:afro: And the sound this thing makes,just love it.

It's fun to read the wonder of a Mamiya virgin gettin' some! Brings back fond memories! The clunk of that giant mirror is something else!

HighMark Adventures 05-06-2009 11:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Vedauwoo (Post 735404)
It's fun to read the wonder of a Mamiya virgin gettin' some! Brings back fond memories! The clunk of that giant mirror is something else!

LOL

HighMark Adventures 05-06-2009 11:32 PM

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Any tips, tricks, websites for this beast of MF in general please feel free to pass them on. I`m in sponge mode right now. Hell I might have to learn the darkroom stuff and set one up. The week turn around in my negs is killing me.

Pony 05-07-2009 06:49 AM

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It's not a stretch to say your camera was probably the most favored for MF studio work,aside from a Hassy 6x6.With that in mind,sites w/info are numerous.One of the best is this one:
http://www.apug.org/ .This site is all things film.

dougjgreen 05-07-2009 01:52 PM

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If you plan on hand-holding this beast much, I strongly recommend getting the left hand grip. The RZ67 handles much better with this grip on it.


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