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.

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Due to its innovative 6x7cm revolving back format, the RB67 has been highly recognized throughout the world as the genesis of the medium format cameras. Operating Revolving Adapter Page 4 1. In color photography, in particular, it demonstrates superior results. The ratio between the length and width of the 6X7cm format is almost the same as that of large sized printing paper, permitting economical enlargements without cropping.

Page 5 2. Parts and and How to Operate Shutter cocking lever The lever cocks both the sh the mirror. Unless they are set, a safety device prevents the shutter release button from being depressed. Dark slide - When the dark slide is inserted, a safety device prevents the shutter release button from being depressed. Page 6 Waist-level finder Focusing screen Various interchangeable screens are available.

Being interlocked with the revolving adapter, horizontal picture format index lines appear under the screen. Carrying strap lug Accessory shoe Dark slide storing lug Insert the dark slide of a holder without a dark slide slot. Page 7 Coupling pin for film wind-stop release When the shutter is released, the pin will automatically disengage film wind- stop allowing subsequent film advance.

Page 8 Synchroflash terminal X contact Synchronized at all speeds. Shutter speed ring Bulb B Used to close the shutter when the shutter speed dial has been set at T time. Depth-of-field preview lever d Bayonet ring The bayonet ring clamps the lens to the body. Page 9 Back cover Dark slide slot Accepts the dark slide from either the right or left side.

Film spool stud Load film so that th pulled out following the guide marks. Page 10 Additional Accessory shoe is provided. Shutter release button can be locked to prevent releasing the shutter accidentally. Attaching and Removing the Lens After cocking the mirror and the lens shutter, mount the lens on the camera body. Cocking the mirror 1. Remove the front body cap from the camera body. Be sure that the mirror is in the cocked, down position in the camera body, shielding the film plane from exposure to light.

Page 12 Removing the lens 1. Set the mirror and cock the shutter by pushing the cocking lever as far as it will go toward the front of the camera body. Rotate the bayonet ring of the lens counter- clockwise as far as it will go the white dot on the bayonet ring will align with the central red mark on the body and remove the lens. Page Operation Operation Raising the magnifier Lowering the magnifier Folding the finder Slide the magnifier release slightly to the left Gently push the base plate of the magnifier After lowering the magnifier, gently squeeze and the magnifier will pop up into position.

Page 14 Changing the diopter lens While holding the diopter lens base plate with both side panels of the finder, turn the diopter lens counterclockwise, and at the point where the white dot on the diopter lens aligns with the white dot on the base plate, remove the diopter lens.

Page Shutter Operation 6. Shutter Operation Shutter release button The shutter release button incorporates a safety mechanism to prevent accidental release of the shutter. When the shutter release locking ring is turned and the red index dot is aligned with the white dot A on the body, the shutter release button can be pressed. Never push the light baffle on the camera back after removing the rear body cap. If the light baffle is forced, light leakage or other malfunctions may occur.

Page 17 Removing the roll film holder 1. Insert a dark slide in the roll film holder. Remove the roll film holder by sliding both slide locks in the opposite direction to the arrow Lock on the slide lock. If the dark slide is not inserted, the slide lock will be locked by the safety device, and the roll film holder cannot be detached. Page Releasing The Shutter 8. Releasing the Shutter It is best to become aquainted with the method of releasing the shutter before actually putting film in the camera.

Rotate the shutter release lock ring until the mark on it is aligned with the white dot on the body. Page Loading The Film Holder 9. Loading the Film Holder 1. While pressing the back cover, pull out the upper and lower back cover latches and the back cover will open.

Remove the film insert. When loading film, avoid direct sunlight: either load the film in the shade or turn your body away from the sun and load it in the shade of your own body.

Page 20 Move the film advance lever gently, until the starting mark arrow of the leader paper aligns with the starting mark of the holder. The film advance lever can be moved in several short, definite strokes.

If the leader paper is pulled too far, the film may become fogged, so be careful not to go beyond the arrow. The shutter cannot be released unless the film from S start to 1 has been completely advanced with the cocking lever. Page 22 1 0. Operating the Revolving Adapter Operating the revolving adapter When the horizontal format mark of the revolving adapter is facing upward, a horizontal photo will result. For a vertical photograph, turn the revolving adapter clockwise until it stops.

To change from vertical to horizontal, turn the revolving adapter counterclockwise.


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Camera review: Mamiya RB67 Pro-S – by Scott McClarin

A special adapter, the HX, is required. I have never tried this. Then again, it could be fun to shoot digital through an RB There were at least two or three other makes that should fit the Pro IID with the right adapter. Imacon now owned by Hasselblad also made digital backs for the RZ There were a couple other companies too.

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