Hi This is my first post to the forum. I'd like to thank everyone for the very obje ctive and knowledgeable information provided. I have the opportunity to purchase quite a lot of Linhof equipment and am lookin g for advise. The equipment is as follows:
2 x Technika IV bodies c/w 135mm lenses. (no rangefinder) 1 x Technika IV body w/o lens but with lens board.
A variety of lenses and accessories including Rollex 6 x 7 backs (boxed, new), 4 x 5 polaroid back (new), plus various finders, grips etc. Here's the deal. The two Tech IV bodies with lens are going for $450 each, and t he IV body without the lens for $250. At these prices I am thinking of buying al l three. Is this wise or should I just build up one good system. In terms of lenses there is a full range from 75mm to 365mm all mounted on Linho f lens boards, including a 150mm Lanathar for $500. What lenses are the best to start with? Do they need to come with cams for no rangefinder use? In addition would you recommend the polaroid back ($200) or the Linhof 6 x 7 bac k ($500)? One option is to buy the whole lot (+- 20 lenses, 5 backs, 3 bodies + around 20 other accessories) which I can get for about $5000. Is there a resale market for duplicate items? I am not a dealer, it just seems like very good prices. Many thanks