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Christopher A. Walrath
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2006

For Sale: (2) Mamiya M645j's plus 4 lens and more

Hope this is kosher. Didn't see a place for classifieds. So here goes.

Up for sale I have two M645j bodies, four lenses, three film chargers, two viewing glasses, prism finder, L-bracket handle and 15 rolls of film. All gear is in used contdition. However with the exception of the one film holder and the exposure counter dial on the one body everything is perfect working order.

2 - Mamiya M645j Bodies.
1 - Some external wear. Used but in perfect working order.
1 - Shows a lot of usage cosmetically. Exposure counter does not automatically reset but can be turned back by hand once film charger is removed. My camera for three years before I got the other. Even shot a couple of weddings with it. Works fine.

3 - Mamiya M645j 120 roll film chargers.
1 - In near perfect shape.
1 - shows some use and looks a little rough, perhaps. But has been used for four years, absolutely no problems.
1 - Never used, missing 120 identifying sticker.

4 Mamiya Sekor C lenses
1 - Mamiya Sekor C 45mm f/2.8-f/16. Shows great deal of usage. Has its dings. Glass clean though. Not a beautiful lens cosmetically but makes superb photographs. Sweet wide angle.
1 - Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8-f/22. In great shape. Glass clean sans scratches. Good normal lens.
1 - Mamiya Sekor C 150mm f/3.5-f/32. Has sun shade. Works like a gem. Glass clean. Great for portraits.
1 - Mamiya Sekor C 210mm f/4-f/32. Good lens. Nice telephoto size. Glass is clean.

1 - Mamiya pentaprism non-metering viewfinder with hot shoe. Crack in the internal glass that is visible off the the side. Top of finder under the hotshoe is banged up bad, But flash slides into the hotshoe and discharges properly. No problems.

2 - Mamiya viewing glasses (one per body)
1 - perfect.
1 - older, someone before I had it had marked enlarging marks across the glass but it does not make the subject unviewable. I used it for three years. No problems.

1 - Professional Mamiya left handed handle. Threads into tripod bush and has shutter button and left side grip for easier handling.

15 - rolls of Kodak TMax ISO 100 120 roll film. Purchased this year new from B&H.

Included with this sale - 2 body caps, four rear lens caps, four front lens caps, one camera strap and the owner's manual (orig, not a reprint). The only thing you will need to be up and running is a tripod, a flash, a hand held light meter and a bag (a BIG one).

Shortcomings. No automatic metering. Must use an external hand held meter. Film chargers go into the camera body. No interchangable backs.

Reason for selling: I want to move up to large format and this is the best way I can fund such a move by simply going for it. Contact me with any questions or to meet to see the gear and complete the sale. 302-745-5886. (Re: Mamiyas/CL).

Would consider trade for equal value in LF gear.

Thank you

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6/30/2008 6:39:03 PM

Christopher A. Walrath
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2006
  Sorry, $600.00 USD (s/h incl within US, elsewhere, please inquire)

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6/30/2008 6:41:22 PM

Christopher A. Walrath
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2006
  I am taking away my elbow room. I am throwing in a Promaster Pro8 camera bag big enough to hold all of this and more (it did for me) and the price is now a FIRM $500.00. All sold together or no sale. Not parting out.


Thank you

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7/20/2008 11:09:05 AM

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