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izo
25-Feb-2010, 02:34
now, i'm not that serious about buying this kind of thing (but i did asking about cambo and other stuff before, so..), but if right opportunity comes along, maybe i'll go into big format..
so, there is for sell:
- Linhof M679 housing (older version, also called cc, i think, newer version is cs, which have some more in refined movements and also swing option, so there's no big need for tripod head, i guess. that would be handy on older version, imo).
- Rodenstock Apo Sironar S 150mm
- Rodenstock Apo Grandagon 55mm
- 6x7 film back
- bellows for standard lenses
- bellows for wide lenses
- original manual
- original casing
all together probably like kind of "kit" version.. price: 1700

any thoughts about gear, lenses, price? as i can see, it also can be used with regular dslr camera on the back etc..
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/ind opic=34722

some other links with pictures, techs..
http://www.galerie-photo.net/index1.html
http://www.filmphoto.org/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=1208
http://www.fengniao.com/secforum/469070.html
http://www.mainlinephoto.com.au/webcontent6.htm

izo
26-Feb-2010, 02:32
hmm, maybe i wasn't clear enough before, sorry. i have chance to buy camera and gizmos, mentioned before, so i'm asking for opinions about it.
does anybody here owns something like that?

B.S.Kumar
26-Feb-2010, 02:40
now, i'm not that serious about buying this kind of thing (but i did asking about cambo and other stuff before, so..), but if right opportunity comes along, maybe i'll go into big format..

- bellows for standard lenses
- bellows for wide lenses
- original manual
- original casing
all together probably like kind of "kit" version.. price: 1700€


Hi Izo,

The price sounds okay, but it's not "big format" - it's limited to 6x9 cm, so you need to think about that. I think it can be upgraded to the cs model - perhaps Bob Solomon will chime in.

Cheers,
Kumar

izo
26-Feb-2010, 03:10
it's not 4x5 (well, i could know that with name 679, hehe, silly me)? hm, so probably no 6x12 backs etc, and there's probably on 6x9 problem with vignetting etc, so center filter is a must...

Bob Salomon - HP Marketing
26-Feb-2010, 03:13
There have been 3 models of the M679 cameras.

The original one was the M679. It was replaced with the M679cc and that has been replaced with the M679cs.

Exactly which one are you looking at?

B.S.Kumar
26-Feb-2010, 03:26
Izo - I have the Rodenstock 55mm, and I've never felt the need for a center filter on 6x9...

Bob - He's looking at the cc. I remember having read somewhere that it was user-upgradeable to the cs. Is that right? And what would it cost?

Kumar

Bob Salomon - HP Marketing
26-Feb-2010, 04:30
Izo - I have the Rodenstock 55mm, and I've never felt the need for a center filter on 6x9...

Bob - He's looking at the cc. I remember having read somewhere that it was user-upgradeable to the cs. Is that right? And what would it cost?

Kumar

Yes the cc can be upgraded to the cs. He will have to contact the Linhof distributor or service center in his country for details.

izo
26-Feb-2010, 05:10
There have been 3 models of the M679 cameras.

The original one was the M679. It was replaced with the M679cc and that has been replaced with the M679cs.

Exactly which one are you looking at?

that puzzles me also. seller mentioned just m679 model (without cc), but also says it is as same as new cs model. i will aks for some pictures etc and more info, just to be sure.
how can i know, which model it is, by logo and text in front maybe?

izo
26-Feb-2010, 05:12
Izo - I have the Rodenstock 55mm, and I've never felt the need for a center filter on 6x9...


that is good to hear. also at maximum tilt/shift?

Bob Salomon - HP Marketing
26-Feb-2010, 06:28
that puzzles me also. seller mentioned just m679 model (without cc), but also says it is as same as new cs model. i will aks for some pictures etc and more info, just to be sure.
how can i know, which model it is, by logo and text in front maybe?

The originasl M679 has no rise or shift on the front or rear standard and has a built-in version of the Linhof Profi III ball head.

The M679cc has front rise and shift and the same ball head design.

The current M679cs has rise and shift on both the front and a geared head instead of the Profi ball head.

The camera name plates are planly marked with the model; M679, M679cc or M679cs.

So what you are apparently looking at is the original M679 and not a cc or cs version.

Conversion, when possible, to a newer version, is expensive.

izo
26-Feb-2010, 07:28
ok, that explains it all. thank you, bob. ;)
i thought m679 and m679cc were same model.

B.S.Kumar
26-Feb-2010, 17:48
that is good to hear. also at maximum tilt/shift?

The 55mm has an image circle of 163mm at f8~11, so there's really no problem with 6x9 format.

Cheers,
Kumar