Topic: New Mamiya RB67 Pro SD - Medium Format camera

Hello all. I am somewhat new to Medium Format - I say somewhat new only because I did own a Yashica D TLR back in my college years, but that was nearly a half century ago! I have been a Konica 35mm SLR collector/enthusiast for a number of years, and begrudgingly admit to owning a DSLR which I use mainly to take photos for items I am listing on Ebay.

I recently decided to take the plunge into medium format and have acquired a modest Mamiya RB67 Pro SD kit. So far I have the Pro SD body, KL 90mm f/3.5 lens, a brand new KL 127mm f/3.5 lens, WLF & prism (non CDS) finders, three Pro SD 120 backs and two Pro 120 backs. I'd like to get a Pro SD 120/220 motorized back and a 175mm shift lens (good luck finding that for a reasonable price).

My primary interests are landscape and architecture (hence the 175 shift lens). I might like to take a foray into portraiture at some time in the future.

I've posted photos of my kit on Flikr, here is a link if you are interested in seeing what I have:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/houdel/

Last edited by houdel (2013-07-14 15:10:44)

Nikon F3 HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4; Konica T3N, T4, FT-1; Lenses: 21/4; 24/2.8; 50/1.4; 50/1.7; 57/1.2; 100/2.8; 135/3.5; 200/4 55/3.5 Macro; 28-135/4-4.6 (2); 80-200/3.5; Teleconverter 2X; Bellows 3AR; Super Lentar 35/2.8; Spiratone 400/6.3 preset; Pheonix 500/8 mirror. Mamiya RB67 Pro SD; Mamiya 90/3.5 KL; 127/3.5 KL. Canon EOS 20D; Canon 18-55/3.5-3.8; Tamron 28-200/3.8-5.6; Helios 44M 58/2

Re: New Mamiya RB67 Pro SD - Medium Format camera

I  think your link is broken.    I have a M645-1000S  but  as yet have not done  too much  with it.

Re: New Mamiya RB67 Pro SD - Medium Format camera

I'm not quite sure why the original link didn't work properly. Originally I had it to show just the set of my camera pics, I've changed it to my photostream showing all my pics and that seems to work.

Nikon F3 HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4; Konica T3N, T4, FT-1; Lenses: 21/4; 24/2.8; 50/1.4; 50/1.7; 57/1.2; 100/2.8; 135/3.5; 200/4 55/3.5 Macro; 28-135/4-4.6 (2); 80-200/3.5; Teleconverter 2X; Bellows 3AR; Super Lentar 35/2.8; Spiratone 400/6.3 preset; Pheonix 500/8 mirror. Mamiya RB67 Pro SD; Mamiya 90/3.5 KL; 127/3.5 KL. Canon EOS 20D; Canon 18-55/3.5-3.8; Tamron 28-200/3.8-5.6; Helios 44M 58/2

Re: New Mamiya RB67 Pro SD - Medium Format camera

I really like the Konica system too...the original Autoreflex is one of my all time favorite cameras.  I like the RB as well...I had a problem with a light leak in the back that was an issue early on, but I replaced the seals and it's fine now.  The seals were a  bit of an adventure as I remember, though I can't remember why.  For the money, the RB is pretty hard to beat.

Re: New Mamiya RB67 Pro SD - Medium Format camera

The RB was a unique concept with its revolving back when it came out. Enjoy yours. smile
-Bruce

I put that adapter in a safe place, never to be seen again.