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05-08-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Mamiya C3 tlr mf camera

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Mamiya C3 tlr mf camera

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For sale is my much loved Mamiya C3 with 80mm lens. It could use a good cleaning, but is in good working order. the only possible issue is the bracket for the cable release is a bit loose, but if it were to fail it would be an easy fix. Although it is my favorite camera that I own I would rather see it in the hands of someone who will use it. PM for photos or with any questions.

I'll try to post pics tomorrow.

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05-10-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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Bump for price drop.
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These are magnificent MF cameras. I have one. They are a piece of art in themselves. Mamiya is the only company to make an interchangeable lens tlr as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
These are magnificent MF cameras. I have one. They are a piece of art in themselves. Mamiya is the only company to make an interchangeable lens tlr as well.
I agree that these are excellent MF cameras and the Mamiya's are solid performers (have a C330f), but Koni-omega also produced a TLR with interchangeable lens called the Koni-Omegaflex back in the days. So Mamiya isn't the only company, but definitely the larger player of the two in terms of market share.

Highly recommended, at this price you won't regret it. I think it's better than the Yashica's which has a somewhat cult-camera status.

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Thanks for the input guys! I dropped the price a bit more and added pictures. I think I'm going to forego vertical pictures in marketplace threads from now on.
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great camera!
too bad, shipping only to US.

also, i bought mint Yashica MAT124G with lots of goodies (including external light meter and taking lens hood, yay!) just few days ago, really can't afford two TLRs currently...
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Bump for another price drop. Make me an offer!
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Bump for final price drop. Any lower and I'll keep it just to enjoy looking at it.

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Oh heck, I'd love to get into medium format, but money is really tight this month. I'll just sigh and drool for a bit.
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I thought I'd put this to the top one last time.
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This is a great camera for anyone that wants to give MF a try. The only real short coming of a TLR is macro shots. Those can be done by someone with good skill with a TLR.
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This is a great camera for anyone that wants to give MF a try. The only real short coming of a TLR is macro shots. Those can be done by someone with good skill with a TLR.
Actually the design of Mamiya TLR with its bellow allow really close focusing compared to most MF cameras. Parallax becomes more prominent however. But this can be fixed by a device called "paramender" that basically shifts the taking lens to your viewing lens position (an offset of 50mm I think). It can also be done with a tripod if the camera is level and the same offset is applied.

Another enthusiastic bump for this camera, it's a very good deal for anyone who wants to try out MF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SquintyEyes Quote
Actually the design of Mamiya TLR with its bellow allow really close focusing compared to most MF cameras. Parallax becomes more prominent however. But this can be fixed by a device called "paramender" that basically shifts the taking lens to your viewing lens position (an offset of 50mm I think). It can also be done with a tripod if the camera is level and the same offset is applied.

Another enthusiastic bump for this camera, it's a very good deal for anyone who wants to try out MF.
I want to point out that there are prism viewfinders available for these cameras as well as other lenses. I have a viewfinder! It makes these very versatile.
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Since i'm interested, but have never shot medium format before, where do you buy film for it, and will I be able to get it developed, or would I need to learn to do so myself?
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QuoteOriginally posted by chalion Quote
Since i'm interested, but have never shot medium format before, where do you buy film for it, and will I be able to get it developed, or would I need to learn to do so myself?
Most medium format cameras use the same 120 film, but divide it up into different numbers of frames depending on how wide each image is. The C3 shoots 6x6cm so you get 12 shots per roll.

If you live in a significant urban area, chances are there is a lab that will develop this for you. Look for "professional" photo shops. Hit the web and do a search or let your fingers do the walking.

(No, I do not shoot MF. But I wish I did.)
 

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