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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Greg, the Linhof website still has the current brochure for the Master and 3000, and manuals for the Master/2000/3000. You can get them from this index page:

    http://linhof.com/en/download-2/

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Greg, the Linhof website still has the current brochure for the Master and 3000, and manuals for the Master/2000/3000. You can get them from this index page:

    http://linhof.com/en/download-2/
    Thanks Oren, that's exactly what am looking for.
    Greg

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I'm still looking... Since my last post, last fall found one Technika that I very seriously considered buying, but the seller was not a photographer and couldn't answer my questions, plus "returns not accepted", so just backed off. Good thing is that all my 4x5 lenses now reside on OEM Linhof boards.

    Is there a web site that compares the V, 2000, and the 3000?

    I have a beautiful 82 page Linhof catalog that covers the V, but have no literature covering the 2000 or 3000.

    Thanks
    Greg, the Master Technika, Master Technika Classic, Master Technika 2000 and the Master Technika 3000 are identical in bellows draw, operating controls, body construction, bellows material except for the following:

    1 the name of the Master Technika was changed to the Classic after the 2000 was introduced, save for the shape and placement of some knobs for the back movement and, during the original production of the Master there was a small, rectangular block with 2 small holes that would allow the use of a special cable release to be placed next to the focusing wheel on the right side of the bed. That cable release is no longer manufactured so on all later versions of the Master the block is still there but the holes are no longer there.
    2 the difference between a 2000 and 3000 and the other Master Technikas is that the rangefinder and itís mechanism in the body have been removed and, in their place, an extreme wide angle focusing rail has been placed inside the camera body.
    3 the difference between the 2000 and 3000 are:
    The 2000 has a small lever in front of the lens standard that moves left to right to move that track for extreme wide angle focusing. On the 3000 that function is done with a knob on the bottom right side of the camera housing.
    The 2000 has the same drop bed drops as the Master Technika so it can be possible to have the edge of the drop bed caught with lenses wider then 75mm. The 3000 has an extra drop bed position that drops the bed 90į from the body to eliminate that possibility. Later versions of the 2000 can have that function added by the service center.
    The 3000 also has bed stops on the inside extreme wide angle rails.

    John Sexton has the 2000. If you know him you might ask him. I donít believe he has seen or used the 3000.

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Thanks Bob, your outline really simplifies things for me.
    Greg

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Thanks Bob, your outline really simplifies things for me.
    Greg
    What about a Horseman FA?

    Same technical back, same front standard, smaller lens boards, focus from 65-300, but without range finder, and nearly half the weight of a Technika?
    4x5, 120, 135

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Greg, I share your admiration for Linhofs. I have a 5x7 Tech III. It's not much to look at (I stripped all the old, peeling leatherette off and haven't yet replaced it), but it's built like a tank and a pleasure to use. For my Last Camera, though, and based strictly on looks, I'd like to have an Ebony. Never used or held one, but they certainly are beautiful.

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    I'm in the fortunate position to own both a Linhof Master Technika 2000 and an Ebony SV45TE.

    The Linhof has it for the engineering and precision, but the Ebony is a VERY flexible (in the right way) camera and is drop-dead gorgeous.

    If the weather is questionable, then it's the Linhof I grab, but there's something very satisfying about using a wooden camera.

    Mike

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    I agree, Mike. I have a Wista DX in rosewood that I like, but Ebonys really call to me. But like you say, you can't beat the engineering and precision of a Linhof.

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