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    Rangefinder 6 x 6

    I'm trying to find a less expensive version of the Mamiya 6. Basically, I just need a rangefinder camera, medium format (120 film), with a good lens.

    I looked at some Fugi rangefinders but they were in the $300 -500 range.

    Can anyone suggest such a camera that can be purchased for under $200 (but no Holgas please)?

    I've already got a good TLR medium format camera.
    Thank you,

    CommonMan

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    Well, they are 6x7, the Koni Omega's are decent and can be had for around that with at least one lens and back.
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    Jurgen Kreckel 'certo6' on eBay sells refurbished folding MF cameras. There is a 6x6 with a BIN of $195 available now. His website is http://www.certo6.com/

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    JC, Helen, thanks!

    Yes, Helen, I think an Isolette II may be just the ticket! Affordable, uses 120 film, all manual, good quality. Thank you. You have opened up a whole new world to me!
    Thank you,

    CommonMan

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    You might also wanna check the Zeiss Super Ikonta B. Sturdy and precise, built like a tank, great RF and with a very good lens (Tessar).
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    Mitica, thank you - I will check it out today. JC, I thank you as well for your input. I just acquired a Nikkormat FT (free) and I am a little distracted by this.
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    The Graflex XL and Mamiya Press would be good options if you're willing to give 6x9 a try.
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