Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Camera Sale: Plaubel Makina 67

They used to make some pretty great cameras back in the days of film, and this camera, the Plaubel Makina 67, is one of them. Leicas and lomos may be the film cameras that have a strong following in these days, but there were a whole bunch of lesser remembered cameras that are in many ways greater. The Plaubel Makina is no mere film camera -- it's a medium format camera (takes 6x7 photos with120mm) that they somehow managed to squeeze into a compact body and add a fast Nikon lens in front, an 80mm Nikkor f/2.8. It's considered by some to be the most advanced medium format camera ever made.

My uncle is selling his Plaubel Makina 67. He bought it back in the 80's and it's in mint condition. Same drill as before, send me a message and your contact details in the comments below if you're interested (I won't publish your contact details), or alternately, send a DM to my twitter, @vincesales. Now that my uncle's back in the States, the earliest this camera can land in the Philippines is around July 15 which is the next date that one of my many relatives will be returning to the Philippines. Uncle can also ship if you prefer. The price is US$2,000.

You can read more about the camera here. Ken Rockwell wrote an interesting review. You can also jump straight to his image samples here. The shots are Uh-mazing.

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