Lubitel

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by blackdoglab, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. blackdoglab

    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    I'm seriously looking at a lubitel medium format camera. I understand that while it has occasional light leaks, the optics are good and it has soome good features on it. What do lubitel owners think about their cameras and how bad are the leaks and can they be reduced?
     
  2. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I cannot advise on the Lubitel -- no data = no opinion.

    I can, however, suggest you consider a Minolta Autocord [used] as an alternative. I have found the camera to be robust and the optics are satisfactory. The bayonet fitting on the lens is identical to the Rollei.
     
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    manfromh TPF Noob!

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    what ive heard is that the optics are not good on lubitels, and focusing is a pain in the ass.
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    get a yashicamat, really good optics.
     
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    Paul Ron TPF Noob!

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    If you wana have some fun with these tanks, I have a Kiev66 (Hassy clone) I can sell ya for $150 shipped in the US. It has a lens, 2 backs (one isn't working you can try your hand at fixing it) prism finder. It's in good working condition and cosmetically is excelent. E-me at automax1@juno.com if you are interested?
     

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