Mamiya RB67 Pro S w/127mm 3.8 - Medium Format Camera
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.
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The RB67 belongs to the general category of medium-format SLRs (single lens reflex cameras) that are often configured with a waist-level finder (you look down at the top as you compose the image), and which have modular components like interchangeable lenses and backs. In this case the image aspect ratio is a rectangle (6x7) and not a square (like a Hasselblad) -- a difference that is both significant and subtle, depending on your approach.
The back on the RB 67 rotates (RB comes from "rotating back") meaning your image frame can be positioned portrait or landscape as you work. The dark slide protects the film if you want to rotate mid-shoot.
There is another similar camera in this family, the RZ67. 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.