I can't find accurate informations about the Linhof Technika Press. It seems that this camera has disappeared from the LF/MF circuit. Very few are for sale on ebay, and always with a low price and few if no buyers.
The Technika Press was stopped in 1963, and replaced by the Press 70, with a top large rangefinder and a meter cell. This change was done, in my opinion, to facilitate the production and to reduce manufacturing costs. (The Press 70 was similar to the Technika 70, produced since 1962).
First, I consider that, when buying a Super-Technika IV 6x9, it's better to buy the camera with the three lenses and the cam at the same time. The tri-lobed cam must have lenses matching number engraved on it. So, one can be sure that all three lenses will be correctly focused with the rangefinder.
My first question will be about the Super Technika : I suppose that a lens of the same model and focal length, but with a different number from the one engraved on a cam will not be focused correctly. Am I right or not ?
Second question : on the Technika Press 6x9, (either with Zeiss or Schneider lenses), how does the rangefinder coupling system functions ?
I suppose that it is not the same system than on the Super Technika. Has each lens its own coupling system ? Do the system use cams?
If I am right, it might be possible to buy lenses separately, one by one, on the contrary of the Super Technika. Mamiya copied the Technika Press, and this led to the Mamiya Universal and the Mamiya Press. Is the rangefinder system comparable on these three cameras ?
Several Linhof cameras use the same kind of lens mounting than the Press : the Press 70... I suppose they are different. How can I recognize them ?
I would greatly appreciate informations about the whole Technika Press system. (especially the opinion of Bob Solomon, which I cordially greet here).
I can see the advantages of this camera (light weight, Zeiss lenses, easy to focus... But, what are the drawbacks ? (is there a Graflock back, a rotating back...).
I would also be grateful if you could give me some websites addresses about the Technika Press or some copies of documentations.
Thanks for your help and your contributions.