Linhof Press Technika - what's this?

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by eumenius, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. eumenius

    eumenius Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Moscow, Russ
    Medium Format
    I've seen this beast today in Moscow's store - oh dear, what a monstrosity! I can't believe anyone tried to shoot PJ reportages with it. I've never heard about this camera - it looks like a typical Linhof technika with back movements, but the lenses are biiig and come off with a thick front panel. There is a big focusing ring there, and the shutter both cocks and releases with the same ring. The set of camera body, GG back for 6*9 sheet film holders, 6*9 rollfilm back, handle with release cable, 53mm Zeiss Biogon, 100mm Zeiss Planar, 180mm Zeiss Sonnar, universal viewfinder and leather case costs about $3000 - quite much! And the overall condition is used but not abused. Does anyone know the history of such cameras? I have never seen it before, or heard about.