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Fujifilm GF670
Old 08-16-2019   #1
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Fujifilm GF670

Wow, these cameras have gone up in value. I bought mine brand new for $1600. Seems that they sell used for well over $2000 now, sometimes even much higher. Wish I bought the second one that I was contemplating long ago. Best camera I ever bought.
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I've kicked myself for not buying one, especially when they'd come back in stock (briefly) at B&H like they did a couple times.
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They're great cameras! What other camera can you switch between 6x6 and 6x7? keeps things fun!
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They're great cameras! What other camera can you switch between 6x6 and 6x7? keeps things fun!
I've shot hundreds upon hundreds of film in my GF670. One single roll was shot at 6 x 6. I never got into that part of the camera.
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I've kicked myself for not buying one, especially when they'd come back in stock (briefly) at B&H like they did a couple times.
I kick myself all the time for not buying Fuji's Klasse S and W cameras. Those used to be $400. Now they are $900 or more. Sigh....
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I kick myself all the time for not buying Fuji's Klasse S and W cameras. Those used to be $400. Now they are $900 or more. Sigh....
I recently traded my GF670 for a Nikon S3 Millennium Edition in black, I should have just sold it. I still have the GF670w, which is pretty great and I love it, but my hasselblad just sees more use now.

It is a truly amazing camera, I absolutely love it, but I'd also love the 2800 bucks a little more. I'm not super hard trying to sell it, if I keep it, well I'd be just happy with that.

As for the Klasse comment, I'm right there with you. I remember looking ages ago thinking "400 bucks, they're crazy!" and now they are just so much more. Ugh.
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Wow, these cameras have gone up in value. I bought mine brand new for $1600. Seems that they sell used for well over $2000 now, sometimes even much higher. Wish I bought the second one that I was contemplating long ago. Best camera I ever bought.
I was on the fence a few times with that camera. They're really cool.
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Somebody want a healthy kidney? I want a GF670, or a Makina 670...
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Anyone use the bellow-less ‘W’ version?
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Anyone use the bellow-less ‘W’ version?
I do. I much prefer it to the folder. Lens equals the Super Angulon on the Rollei FW from what I can see in prints.
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Anyone use the bellow-less ‘W’ version?
3 or 4 comments above you I said I do.
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I kick myself all the time for not buying Fuji's Klasse S and W cameras. Those used to be $400. Now they are $900 or more. Sigh....
I recently checked out the Klasse W (black). Super nice. $1000. I was surprised as to how small it was, as in pics of it the proportions just make it seem big.
Couldn't pull the trigger when I found out how limited the metering range is on that camera. Kinda surprisingly low spec.

As for the GF series, I prefer the fixed wide angle one. May not look as cool as a folder but I prefer the lens and longterm longevity will obviously be better as no folding mechanism, no bellows.
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I recently checked out the Klasse W (black). Super nice. $1000. I was surprised as to how small it was, as in pics of it the proportions just make it seem big.
Couldn't pull the trigger when I found out how limited the metering range is on that camera. Kinda surprisingly low spec.

As for the GF series, I prefer the fixed wide angle one. May not look as cool as a folder but I prefer the lens and longterm longevity will obviously be better as no folding mechanism, no bellows.
I've got both of them.

Seeing how bellows are being replaced in cameras from the 1930's and 1940's, I dont see any issues replacing a bellows from a more modern camera.
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Wanted one since it was announced, but I sat on the fence too long waiting for a lens comparison with the Mamiya 7. After a while, I just forgot about it, and then the price went up.

I ended up getting a Fuji GS645 instead...and a couple of 6x7 SLRs.
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I've got the Voigtlander branded version nyah nyah. I suppose I better get myself sorted to actually USE the damn thing one of these days
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Who fixes them? Don't some have a battery drain issue?
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I'm so fond of my GF670W that it's my only medium format, or film camera being actively used.

Not gonna sell it at the moment since I'd probably never gonna be able to get one back...
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Who fixes them? Don't some have a battery drain issue?
No battery drain issue in my experience. Mine have been flawless for 5 years or so. Two more stunning lenses are hard to imagine. Incredible contrast with near total sharpness, all the way until the deep corners. Exceptionally light and portable, I carry both (2 6x7 cameras!) in my bag with a very high level of comfort and ease.
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Love the 670, no so much the wide version. Sold that one. I love how slim it is, so when I’m out on vacation or just walking I tend to take the 670 due to its form factor. No issues mechanically or electrically. My wide version have to be repaid at Cosina for a shutter speed issue😐. Took months


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Battery Drain Issue is REAL
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Battery Drain Issue is REAL

I've had the wide version, and the folding bellows version. The wide version had no issues at all, and the lens is spectacularly sharp. I can tell the film from that camera as it's sharpness is a slight bit more than anything else that I have. 35mm film wide angle views from my Leica don't compare at all. Alas, I sold the wide camera.

I then bought an open box demo version of the Fuji 670 from B&H. On a vacation to Canada, I discovered the dreaded battery drain issue. A newly placed battery was dead in 2 days. Also, even in a big city like Toronto, it's impossible to find a CR-2 battery. Using a multimeter on the battery terminals, I discovered that the resistance was only 4K Ohms, even when the camera was supposedly off. I sent it to Fuji USA who sent it back with "no parts" as a response.

Hogarth Ferguson then told me that he got his camera fixed in Japan through the agency of Bellamy Hunt at Japan Camera Hunter. Bellamy will work with the Fuji repair people in Japan to get this done. I now have a properly working camera. My first battery is still working and lasting strong after more than a month in the camera.
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