Introduced in 1970, The RB67 Professional is a 6x7 medium format SLR camera that creates stunning portraits and breathtaking close-up photography.
It uses uncompromising professional lenses to produce large detail-rich transparencies and negatives that deliver clarity and punch unparalleled in smaller format systems. A user-friendly blend of mechanical dependability and electronic convenience, the RZ67's robust construction and surprising portability let you shoot with ease both in the studio and on location.
Originally released in 1982 the RZ67 has proven a landmark camera becoming widely respected among pros. Mamiya introduced a successor in 1995, the RZ67 Pro II featuring half-stop shutter speeds and a dedicated fine focus control but also requiring new winders and AE Finders.
- Medium format SLR camera designed for high-end professional use
- 6x7 format for ultimate image quality, maximum enlargement & cropping capability
- Huge focus screen for easy viewing
- Exceptionally versatile both in the studio and on location
- Fully modular system: interchangeable focus screens, finders, backs, and lenses
- Bellows focusing mechanism for easy focusing and close-up work
- Easy to use left and right-hand focus knobs
- Convenient focus scale marked with close focus exposure compensation values for different lenses
- All lenses have Leaf Shutters for flash sync at all shutter speeds (1/400s to B)
- Uses one PX28 / 4LR44 battery or equivalent
- Revolving back mechanism effortlessly rotates from vertical to horizontal compositions
- Fast lever advance mechanism readies camera, lens, and film back for next shot
- Auto-exposure capable when combined with an AE finder
- Connections for electronic cable release and standard mechanical cable release
- Mirror lock-up mechanism
- One-touch multiple-exposure switch
- Surprisingly light for a big SLR camera (particularly when fitted with a Waist Level Finder and 110mm lens)
The biggest difference between RB67 and RZ67 is that the RB67 is completely mechanical. The RZ67 has also mechanical coupling between the parts, but the shutter is electronic, and parts are able to transmit exposure information with electronic couplings.
- The first RB67 was introduced in 1970, and the RZ67 was introduced in 1982.
- The RB67 is a pound or two heavier than the RZ67.
- The RB67 is considered to be reliable in studios where the mechanical features are not bothersome, while the RZ67 does better in fast shooting applications.
- The RZ67 can take many of RB67 lenses, but this is not the case vice versa.