Bodies

Mamiya has released three versions of the RB67. The basic formula is unchanged, only minor things changed in each revision.

RB 67 Pro (Original) 1970

  • 3lb 8 oz without a lens
  • X flash sync up to 1/400 sec because the camera uses a leaf-shutter–an iris shutter in the lens rather than in the body. However, 1/400 sec is not just your max sync speed, it is also your max speed, period.
  • Removable backs for 120 film and 220 film that can be changed mid-roll
  • Revolving back, instead of rotating the whole camera to get a horizontal composition you just rotate the back.
  • Macro is feasible with most lens due to the bellows focusing, 1:1 possible for wide angle lens.
  • Mirror lock up mode–you’ll probably need it because the mirror is huge

RB 67 Pro-S 1974

Same as Pro, plus

  • double-exposure interlock
  • viewfinder landscape/portrait orientation indicator
  • self-erecting focusing hood
  • Focus lock
  • some later models have larger light baffles to allow for 6×8 backs.

 RB67 Pro-SD User Guide  from mamiya.com

Mamiya RB67 Pro-S Repair Manual

Mamiya RB67 Pro-S Parts Catalog

RB 67 Pro-SD 1990

same as Pro-S, plus

  • Larger throat needed for two KL lenses 75mm shift and 50mm
  • 6×8 backs
  • Has larger light baffle to allow for 6×8 backs.
  • Due to the larger throat, it is recommended to use a special spacer adapter to firmly mount Non-C and C lenses.  However, Mamiya indicates that these lenses can be mounted without the ring adapter.

Manual from mamiya.com

Suggestion: Buy a Pro-SD unless you find a particularly great deal. The price difference does not seem to be that great right now.

5 Comments

  • Paul
    July 23, 2012 - 9:05 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    I am in the process of purchasing a RB67 SD kit with what I think is a K/L 90mm.
    Does anyone know how I can check the age of the body, back, lens and whether it has been reported stolen?

    Many thanks,
    Paul

  • David
    February 18, 2013 - 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Here’s an updated link for the manual on the Mamiya-Leaf web site:

    http://www.mamiyaleaf.com/files/support/legacy/6×7/RB67_Pro_SD_v7.pdf

  • Thomas
    January 23, 2014 - 2:08 pm | Permalink
  • Bill Snow
    March 28, 2016 - 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Remember: Bigger the negative, the better the image. Film has always been better than digital. Film has warmth and you can’t beat film for natural light images. Would you trust your irreplaceable pictures to a computer, no way Hos’e !!. Get right, get film man! Nuf said.

  • March 28, 2016 - 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I use 120/220 film and I love it. Went to digital disliked it. No comparison to film. Glad I hung on to my film cameras. I am using Bronica SQ (2) .Mamyia 645 1000. Mamyia 645 pro. I have motor drives for both. A custom built 4×5 with rotating Graflock back, which is of my own design. And my latest is a RB67 Pro SD with 120/220 motorized back and a metered prism finder, all in mint condition. Everything mentioned here, thanks to ebay. I’ve been shooting with film now since 1948!!

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