Mamiya RB67 Pro SD Medium Format SLR Camera

Mamiya RB67 Pro SD Medium Format SLR Camera

Mamiya RB67 Pro SD Medium Format SLR Camera
Legendary RB mechanical 6x7cm, single lens reflex, medium format camera. During the last two decades it has earned its reputation as the "workhorse of the pros". It offers full mechanical reliability. The RB67 Pro SD also features multi-format versatility, revolving back and bellows focusing.

The Mamiya RB67 Pro SD camera was the latest development in the enduring RB67 series. This version features a larger lens mount opening and still accepts all previous RB67 lenses.

The RB67 Pro SD is a complete mechanical SLR camera system which accepts interchangeable viewfinders, interchangeable multi-format film backs which can be rotated and a comprehensive list of lenses and accessories. Film backs, focusing screens, and viewfinders are interchangeable between all RB67 models.

Mamiya introduced a series of high performance lenses for the RB67 Pro SD designated with a KL prefix. All newer KL lenses will work on the previous RB67 models with the exception of the 75mm Shift and the 500mm f/6

Features

Note! Older RB lenses will require Lens Mount Adapter Ring #301245 for a proper fit. The lens mount allows the use of two lenses: The KL75mm f/4.5 Shift and the KL 500mm f/6 super telephoto

    Enlarged lens mount opening allows for more lens options
    Revolving film back for easy changeover between horizontal and vertical with corresponding viewfinder indications
    Multi-format capability with optional film magazines - 120 and 220 film options in formats 6 x 8cm, 6 x 7cm and 6 x 4.5cm
    Reliable mechanical body and lens/shutter mechanism
    Mechanical leaf shutter in lenses with electronic flash sync at all shutter speeds
Mamiya introduced a series of high performance lenses for the RB67 Pro SD designated with a KL prefix. All newer KL lenses will work on the previous RB67 models with the exception of the 75mm Shift and the 500mm f/6

Note! Older RB lenses will require Lens Mount Adapter Ring #301245 for a proper fit. The lens mount allows the use of two lenses: The KL75mm f/4.5 Shift and the KL 500mm f/6 super telephoto  Typical internet price $1,467.


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Specifications
Camera Type 6 x 7cm standard format, rotating back, lens shutter SLR camera
Format Multi-format: 6 x 8cm (actual 56 x 76mm), 6 x 7cm (actual 56 x 69.5mm), 6 x 4.5cm (actual 56 x 41.5mm). Format is determined by choice of optional film magazines.
Film Back/Loading Interchangeable, rotating type
Film Type 120 film: 6 x 8 (9 frames), 6 x 7 (10 frames), 6 x 4.5 (15 frames). 220 film: 6 x 8 (18 frames), 6 x 7 (20 frames), 6 x 4.5 (30 frames). Use of Polaroid 3x4 pack films and 4x5 sheet film is possible with Mamiya's RB Polaroid backs. Use of Polaroid 3x4 pack and 4x5 sheet films also possible with Polaroid backs available from NPC. Actual Polaroid image size is 72 x 72mm.
Lens Mount 18 interchangeable lenses satisfy a variety of photographic needs. Most RB67 lenses feature a convenient 77mm filter thread.
Shutter In lens - Seiko #1 mechanical leaf shutter, 1 second to 1/400th and T. Shutter speeds in full stops only.
Shutter Release Camera body accepts standard mechanical cable releases. Mirror-up function and Bulb setting require special Mamiya "Mirror-Up" double cable release (or two cable releases)
Self Timer No
Flash Synchronization PC socket for electronic flash connection on lens barrel. Flash sync possible at all shutter speeds.
Mirror Lock-Up Manual return mirror resets with shutter cocking lever on camera body side. This lever also cocks the shutter. Mirror lock-up possible with optional Mirror-Up double cable release.
Exposure Metering Manual metering possible with optional PD Prism Viewfinder
Exposure Bracketing No
Exposure Compensation No
Depth-of-Field Preview Yes, with lever on lens barrel
Viewfinder SLR type interchangeable waist-level focusing screen (standard matte with fresnel spot type, a total of seven focusing screens are available); One-touch folding type hood with built-in magnifying lens. Optional diopter correction lenses. Field of view 96% of actual picture; coupled to revolving film holder with vertical/horizontal indicators
Viewfinder Info No - Manual metering possible with optional PD Prism Viewfinder
Film Transport Lever advance on rollfilm holder - separate action from shutter cocking lever. Automatic film advance available with optional 6x7 and 6x8 Power Drive film magazines but shutter cocking lever must still be operated manually.
Multiple Exposure Possible with multiple exposure lever on rollfilm backs
Focusing System Rack and pinion - Bellows extension with dual left/right focusing knobs and focus lock lever.
Power Source Fully mechanical camera, no batteries required
Custom Functions No
Data Imprinting No
Tripod Mount The RB67 comes equipped with a 3/8" tripod socket with a 1/4" bushing installed in it.
Dimensions 104 x 144 x 233mm (4.1 x 5.67 x 9.17") WHL with 127mm lens and roll film holder
Weight 3.16 lbs (1,435g) body only, 5.93 lbs (2,690g) body with 127mm lens and rollholder

Camera Includes
Mamiya RB67 Pro SD Medium Format SLR Camera Body with Folding Waist Level Viewfinder
Front Body Cap for RB67 and RZ67
Accessories

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Mamiya RB67

Reviews
Pleasant Surprise

By Andre from Los Angeles on 12/24/2009

I Just recently received one of these brand new. I was surprised by the precision and low manufacturing tolerances of the camera - particularly the bellows focusing mechanism. It's built like a late 70's Japanese Toyota Celica.

The rotating back is smooth, precise, and positive. The mirror up and lens shutter have a very "photographic" and pleasant sound.

Best to use with waist level finder due to weight and poor visibility issues of accessory prism.

The RB67 in my mind is primarily a portrait camera system from group shots to macro portraiture of isolated facial or body features of one individual. And at that, it's probably the most competent system ever manufactured for the film format.

I feel this is a dream portraiture system for anyone who does their own printing in the darkroom.

I highly recommend this camera to artists interested in continuing in the medium of film photography.

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