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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    While I do agree that nobody has to justify his purchases except on the base of not hurting yourself and those next to you, I cannot find "quality and engineering" a reason to justify it. I have just seen the Linhof 220 from the inside and as an engineer, this is not quality and not good engineering. Certainly not to justify what it has cost all those years ago. This is a mediocre camera sold for more than it is worth, just on the nametag pasted on it. I do not think that companies change their habits more than a leppard can change its spots.

    If you think that it will get you better photos or that you will feel better about your photos or whatever, go ahead. But not that you have bought something of exceptional quality or engineering.
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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    Okay Sal .

    As an aside, I thought these two feeds were interesting comparatively:

    https://www.instagram.com/intrepidcamera/

    https://www.instagram.com/linhof_munich/

    I follow both.
    People photographing themselves with devices. Over and over again. If Weston had taken mobile phone pictures of himself standing on the dune, of the ground glass of his 8x10 ... Today everything is documented on Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok. Authenticity seems to be the existence in a given situation with a given accessoir. - "To exist" is defined as "being like this", with an individuating prosthesis of an otherwise collectivized uniform self-praxis. Was it different 75 years ago? - What I learn from the discussion here is that you obey your heart and otherwise stay out of everything. Otherwise, you'll just be unhappy.

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

    and most buyers like what they paid for

    or they send it back

    Even Edsel are now valued and sold very poorly new

    EDSEL PRICE GUIDE

    http://www.edsel.com/pages/prices.htm
    where is the monolith

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Even Edsel are now valued and sold very poorly new
    Edsels might be beautiful but I would never call them quality or well engineered. Not even owners would call them that.
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    Na

    Quote Originally Posted by havoc View Post
    edsels might be beautiful but i would never call them quality or well engineered. Not even owners would call them that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havoc View Post
    Edsels might be beautiful but I would never call them quality or well engineered. Not even owners would call them that.
    Edsels cost our family a lot of money.
    My grandfather owned the DeSoto Plymouth dealership in Bridgeport, CT. He retired in 56 but kept the showroom. He rented it on a long term lease to a new car dealer selling the Edsel when they came out. A couple of years later he was stuck with the showroom as Edsel disappeared. Having no choice he finally sold the building for far less then it was worth and it became the Pontiac dealership.
    If he had waited it out a few more years I would have been in the car business selling VWs as thatís what his brothers did in New Haven with their dealership.

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Again I find that few have real experience of quality and engineering of Linhof. I agree that mine is based only on the 220 and a single problematic shutter. Compared to all the other stuff I have that is a bad record.
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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Quote Originally Posted by Havoc View Post
    Again I find that few have real experience of quality and engineering of Linhof. I agree that mine is based only on the 220 and a single problematic shutter. Compared to all the other stuff I have that is a bad record.
    You have the old tan 220 which hasnít been made since the 70s or one of the later black ones?
    If you are having a problem with the shutter it is a Compur. Have a professional give it a long overdue CLA. Probably should them also do it to the body also. As long as parts arenít needed it should become very useable.
    The most common problem with the tan one was with the cord that fired the shutter from the Rollei pistol grip trigger.

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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

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