So, I bought a Mamiya RB67 Pro S of one of my good friends and month or two ago, because I thought it was amazing. It turns out, it is amazing, and I would like to share my review of this camera with you.
The lenses for this camera are absolutely amazing. They’re all old and some can be beat up, but man are they accurate and fun to play with. I have a 50m, 90mm, and a 120mm for this camera, and I’ve had a blast with them. Some of the rings can get a little funky in the front to measure distance and such, but overall all of the lenses for this camera are great.
The Mamiya RB67 was one of the most popular medium format cameras of all time, and was one of the largest to handhold. This thing is a beast to hold if you don’t have a strap, and it can get pretty heavy at times if you have too much stuff added onto it. Otherwise, the camera is easy to use. Unlike Hassleblads or other medium formats, this one I figured out almost instantly, and I’ve only been handling film cameras for a couple of months. The levers are easy to figure out, and all if not most of the buttons and levers are common sense (besides the red dot next to the winder for the 120 film holder).
An issue I have had with this camera is that the rubber/foam strips have seemed to come off easily due to old age. The black stuff goes everywhere, and getting them replaced is a hassle. Other than that, the camera is easy to maintain, and well worth a look.