Linhof mastertechnikas w/out rangefinders?

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by james_chow|3, Feb 9, 1998.

  1. I've been thinking about getting a used Linhof 4x5 field camera and
    noticed in a number of ads from camera shops in Tokyo that they sell
    used mastertechnika's without a rangefinder (prices are about $2000 for
    the body only). From the photograph, it looks exactly like the latest
    mastertechnika 45's but with no rangefinder on the side of the body.
    Was this camera ever sold in this configuration, or did a previous
    owner perhaps remove it? I've also been looking for a used technika IV
    or supertechnika IV but have found that they are virtually impossible
    to find used in Japan, and, if available, they cost as much as a used
    mastertechnika.
     
  2. The current Master Technika 2000 has no rangefinder.

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    Some people made a plate (John Sexton is one) and used it to cover the
    rangefinder opening on models with the finder after removing it.

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    The Master Technika has been made since 1976. Over that time I believe
    the factory did make a few without the finde
     

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