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Just got a Mamiya + 3 lens kit for a steal!
Just shot some pix at F22, 1/15. Shutter is so quiet I'm not sure I actually got an exposure! There's no vibration, and the camera is heavy enough to damp my camera movement. So, hope that I didn't waste a blank frame!
Only downside is the seller had only one Mamiya 58 mm lens cap, so I'm short of one...
Great camera! Enjoy! I love mine, and also have the three lenses, but rarely take the 50 off!
It's sharp. Not as sharp as a tripod, but plenty good for a handheld shot.
Can't believe I used 1/8 at f8 on a medium format camera.
PS. The govt has been hiding the existence of aliens for over 60 years. I have the negs to prove it, and they were shot on a mamiya 6. Will post the prints soon.
Our govt has known of the existence of aliens for over 50 years! They've been hiding the truth from the people. They've been collaborating with them in secret experiments. Using military Chinook helicopters to deliver subjects to them.
Taken on a Mamiya 6, 75 mm lens at f8, 1/8 handheld!!!
P. Lynn Miller
Wonderful. The Mamiya 6/7 is a camera that I really want to try before I buy. I am sure that I want one, but I keep hearing these rumblings about winding mechanism failures and the cost to repair. But it has to be close to the ultimate camera, with lenses that are supposed to be among the best ever made, extremely quiet, rangefinder focusing, and medium format...
Please keep posting photographs.
I agree with JeffGreene, I also rarely take the 50mm off, but then again the only other lens I do have is the 75mm. Just a joy to use. The only thing that bothers me is the metering. I sometimes cup the VF area to shade it from strong stray light; otherwise my subjects will be underexposed.
Well, the winding mechanism is the achilles heel of the camera. It's just not strong enough for hard pro use. The amount of travel to wind one frame feels like 270 degs. They should have used more metal parts, made it double stroke, like a Leica M3. You never hear a Leica winding mechanism breakind down, do you? But treat the M6 winder gently and all will be well.
That said, the camera is fabulously useful,extremely portable and handholdable for a medium format camera and has top quality lenses. It's becoming my go-to camera for most daylight shoots, replacing my leicas for most shoots, except when I know I need 1.4 or shoot closer than 1m or when I need more dof.
In other words, I take my leicas out only when I really need 35mm.
Well, the winding mechanism is the achilles heel of the camera. It's just not strong enough for hard pro use..... But treat the M6 winder gently and all will be well....
That's the problem. Why buy something that would not last - eventhough I am not a pro? When travelling, there is bound to be a bit a rumbling and dumping which cannot be avoided. Their lenses may be good. But this will not make up for a body that can get into trouble at anytime. It is a shame that Mamiya would not remedy the simple problem by putting in stronger metal reels.
The winding mechanism is good enough for normal use. It's just not good enough for hard pro use, which is very hard.
It's like the Canon Elan 7's which have plastic film door latches that break after hard use-- you don't see that many Canon users complaining, simply because the pros would have gone for the 1 series and not Elan 7's.
I guess Mamiya targeted the M6 at the amateur market, not at the wedding or sports pro market. Unfortunately, given its price at the time, some pros bought them too and ran into problems. A definite market targeting problem.
I bought new lens caps with inner grip for my Mamiya 6 lenses. So I can leave the sun shades on the lens all the time. That works perfect for me now.
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