No Comments A few years ago, I was told that a Hasselblad digital camera was going to kill the format of film. At the time, I was absolutely astounded. For many years, I believed it to a certain point. But very few pieces of work out there have really delivered to me what I feel is that true medium format look. Pros and Cons Fully analog.
|Published (Last):||22 September 2004|
|PDF File Size:||18.82 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||2.92 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
The Pro-S is the version you will most often find for sale these days. There are plenty around but the quality does vary massively, just as anything from up to 40 so years ago will. Actually, I feel like my quality varies day-to-day and I am around that age! First off is that there are no light seals to replace in the back; it uses a series of metal baffles to keep the light out and so they never need replacing.
The Pro-SD back will fit on the Pro-S and it is something that is right at the top of my shopping list as my Pro-S back has a slight light leak around the dark-slide slot, which is not particularly uncommon at this age.
You can get replacement seal kits from aki-asahi. As an aside, the quality of the seals and the speed and quality of the service are excellent. The mounting thread for the lens changed from 54mm to 61mm meaning that lenses designed for the Pro and the Pro-S will not fit without an adapter. As with any system camera, there were a number of accessories and interchangeable parts produced. There are multiple focusing screens with crosshairs, rangefinders, micro prisms etc, and these are easily swapped out.
There are macro extension tubes, many types of backs for different film stock and format and a wide range of finders and hoods including a prism finder which has to be seen and carried to be believed. Pfft, I need a workout anyway! There is no built-in meter and I use an app on my phone since I am unable to spring the several hundred pounds for a decent spot meter.
Even the film advance and the shutter cocking action are two separate levers! The second thing is that it is seemingly constructed from solid metal. I am not the tallest person in the world and as such, I find that a bit limiting. My tripod is more often than not un-extended or perhaps just has one extension out. As with anything on the RB though, this is part of the fun and challenge. As the camera uses in-lens leaf shutters you can sync flash at any speed.
Mamiya RB67 Pro S User Manual
Mamiya RB67 Pro-S Instructions Manual
Mamiya Rb67 Pro S Repair Manual