The Classic Linhof Master Technika has been available since 1973. It is supplied with either a chrome plated body housing or a black finished body housing.
The Master Technika has a built-in rangefinder that cam couples to lenses from 75mm up. For lenses from 55 to 65mm an accessory Wide Angle Focusing device is available. For hand-held use the Multi-Focus Finder is available which zooms from 75 to 360mm and comes with a rotating 4x5" mask. Masks for smaller formats are readily available. The optional Anatomical Grip for the left side features a comfortable adjustable strap, a cable release and the grip easily adjusts to the most comfortable position. Also available is a Right Hand Anatomical Grip without strap or cable release.
The Master Technika has geared front rise as well as front tilt and swing plus shift. The back is equipped with the Linhof Folding Focusing Hood and has tilts and swings. The front drop bed has 3 positions and the camera has a triple extension bed.
The Master Technika remains the classical tool of lasting value for the creative as well as the technical photographer who needs a reliable large format system that masters any assignment with professional efficiency. The highly versatile dropbed design in the format 4x5 in offers full adjustment capabilities. Its unique combination of compact dimensions and extraordinary versatility makes it equally suitable for hand-held focused action shots and carefully composed studio or location subjects. As a top quality professional instrument, the Master Technika offers perspective corrections and depth-of-field control with convenient groundglass observation. The Master Technika with built-in triple dropbed extension allows the use of tele lenses up to 500 mm or makro lenses without any accessories.