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Hello, again

I''l go to Germany next month , Did any one know about "Linhof master" price ?..Buy from here( USA) more or less than in Germany (the new one)? How much differant?

Thank you Linhof Lover

-- Varakan (, July 20, 2001


Hi from Germany,

I don't know the actual prices in the USA, but here it will cost about 8000 Marks or say 4000 $. Check out for regular LF-prices in Germany. Use their menu and go to Kamera-Hersteller-Linhof or whatever (lenses and other cameras) you want.

-- Thomas Vaehrmann (, July 20, 2001.

About the same price as in the US but without the 5 year US warranty and tech support.

-- Bob Salomon (, July 20, 2001.

About the same as in the U>S> but without the 5 year U.S, warranty and service.

-- Bob Salomon (, July 20, 2001.

I've received a quote of DM6680 from Mr Jurgen Uhl of in Frankfurt for the MT2000. The warranty is only good in Germany of course. The MT2000 is a really well-constructed light-tight box with nothing to worry about in terms of service really unless it meets with a mishap. Besides, it does not cost that much to mail it back to the German factory for service. Badger Graphics in Wisconsin sells it for about US$3695 if I am not mistaken.

-- Erik X (, July 20, 2001.

Can Badger deliver at that price?

Did you add duty and shipping and insurance?

You will find that dealers in the US selling non gray can come very close to your prices. You just need to ask.

Try some dealers with the 2000 in stock like Ken Mar or Ken Hansen.

-- Bob Salomon (, July 20, 2001.

According to, DM6680 converts to about US$2977.19 today. You can expect to pay a little more than this over-the-counter a the bank. A quick look at BH Photo finds the USA MT 2000 priced at US$5395.95. (BH Photo also sells 'grey') Mr Varakan can decide for himself whether the 5-year USA warranty, service and technical support are worth at least a US$2000 premium. Even at the cost of US$400 for round trip shipping and insurance to and from Germany, that could buy Mr Varakan 5 repairs. Or to put it anyway, the price of an USA-authorised MT 2000 could buy Mr Varakan a Germany-authorised MT 2000 PLUS two round trip air tickets to Germany for Mr Varakan and his significant other. Of course with the latter Mr Varakan will not get the 5-year USA warranty, service and technical support.

I wonder which Mr Varakan would choose?

-- Erik X (, July 20, 2001.

Bob, Yes we can deliver and save people alot of $$$$.

-- Jeff (, July 20, 2001.

I I have a Master Technika made 1976 (25 years old ) that I got as a swap against an 8x10" Deardorff (almost new but a camera that I never liked) with a litle additional payment . This was 7 years ago and the Technika that was then 18 years old neded no service and has not needed any yet except for a small drop of lubricant on the bed now an then. The swap happend in Germany of course!

-- Gudmundur Ingolfsson (, July 20, 2001.

You're overdue for a $400 bellows replacement.

-- Bill (, July 20, 2001.

Bon Voyage Varakan,

I purchased a Linhof MT2000 just over a year ago and shopped around all global possibilities because we do not have a distributor here in Australia. My choice? Linhof & Studio Ltd. in London. Paula Pell-Johnson is the contact on +207 729 5734 or and she beat any other price by a long margin.

It is best for her to export the equipment to you from a V.A.T. viewpoint - but even if you buy in London the V.A.T. will be refunded after a few weeks.

I use the camera with lenses from Apo-Grandagon 35mm (on 6x12) and 47mm through to 600mm Nikkor T on a Wista extension tube. After the bulk and weight of Sinar the Linhof is a dream. My principal application with it is Architecture for commercial and landscape/found objects for personalB&W.

Cheers ... Walter Glover

-- Walter Glover (, July 21, 2001.

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