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Kris L. 

member since: 1/6/2003

Mamiya Camera

I'm thinking about getting a new camera. Does anyone have any comments on the performance of the Mamiya camera (any of them)?

1/7/2003 8:44:09 AM

doug Nelson

member since: 6/14/2001
  Go to and read his articles on the Mamiya 7II, a 6 x 7 format rangefinder. The camera is $1000, and $1000 for each lens. Mamiya makes other medium format cameras, but no longer makes 35-mm.

1/7/2003 1:37:51 PM

Kris L. 

member since: 1/6/2003
  Thanks! Will do!

1/7/2003 1:41:42 PM

Jeff S. Kennedy

member since: 3/4/2002
  I have an old RB67 and an old 35mm rangefinder camera made by Mamiya. They are both great cameras. The RB is heavy duty. I looked around at all the various MF camera mfg'rs and decided on the RB for a few reasons. It is a modular camera with tons of accessories and lenses available for it. It uses leaf shutter lenses so you can flash sync at all speeds. The bellows focussing allows closer focussing than other MF cameras. I like the 6x7 format and rotating backs. On the whole I think the prices are more reasonable than Hassies where you seem to be paying a lot for the name and you end up with a camera that can't focus as close and is only 6x6.

1/7/2003 1:42:12 PM

Kris L. 

member since: 1/6/2003
  Thanks a bunch! This is great info.

1/7/2003 2:10:43 PM


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