Makina 67

Last night, I watched Palermo Shooting, which is part of the German Film Festival.

Central to the plot is this beautiful, vintage camera – the Makina 67.

The original Makina was made in the early 20th century to about 1960 by the German company, Plaubel. It was then bought over by a Japanese company, which produced the camera (i.e. Makina 67) until the 1980s.

That means it is now a discontinued item. Tragic.

[Photos from Ken Rockwell]

The colours are gorgeous. {More over here.}

This medium format, strut folding camera uses 120 film, with just 10 precious frames in a roll.

Apparently, it is supposed to teach you patience. I think that is really what I need.

Someone starts making it again? And make it affordable alright?!

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3 thoughts on “Makina 67

  1. Hi there,
    You noticed it!
    I’d love to get one too… I like the beautifully made medium format folders produced by German companies until the late ’60s, but the Makina 67 is surely a must. With some effort, near mint examples can be found from time to time. They tend to be pricey, but they’re well worth the wait. Conversely, one can always buy the new Fuji medium format film camera (developed together with Cosina), eargerly waited for by enthusiasts from all over the world for some years and shown in prototype form in 2008. The camera is now sold as the Voigtländer Bessa III in Europe and the US, and as Fuji GF670 in Japan:
    http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=854168
    Pricey? Indeed, but what a looker!
    Kind regards,
    Alex

  2. I’m looking into buying a Plaubel Makina in the near future, absolutley gorgeous camera and the images from it look stunning, what a tragedy they stopped making them, if anyone brought a new version out for around the £1,000 mark I’m sure they’d be a huge success !

  3. Im looking for somebody who wants to get rid of a Plaubel Makina and doesnt care about its actual market value.

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