For Mamiya and Bronica medium format cameras and accessories go to: www. Page 2. For Mamiya and Bronica medium format cameras and. The Mamiya C is a twin-lens reflex with interchangeable lenses. at all speeds. Exposure modes. manual. Weight. body: 1 g with the 80 mm: 1 g. View and Download Mamiya C service manual online. C Film Camera pdf manual download.
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I eventually came across the Mamiya C At the end of mwmiya day, I could live with no parallax compensation and manual shutter cocking.
Shooting with this camera is still a rather slow experience. I did appreciate the lighter weight, however insignificant. Probably the last consideration that pushed me towards the C was the potential of failure and repair.
Mamiyya not comprehensive, I have been using the camera when I could for the past 6 months. The whole package is solidly build and polished. Loading film is easy as the entire back swings open to reveal the loading chamber. The camera itself has a good heft to it. The camera is surprisingly ergonomic despite being a box. That being said, a neck strap is a must.
While I have free handed the camera, the neck strap does provide additional stability especially when trying to achieve critical focus. All of the controls are in intuitive and easy to reach places. The focusing knobs are on both sides.
The shutter cock is on the left side and within reach of the left thumb. The shutter release is on the right side and within reach of the right thumb. The aperture ring has a small nub that can be operated with the right index finger, but for the most part I usually have to look at it in order to adjust. The same goes for the shutter speed. This makes mamiyq settings cumbersome. Focusing is performed by turning the knobs and extending the bellows.
My Impressions of the Mamiya C Film Camera – Kelly Dun Photography
The marking indicate approximately how much exposure compensation is needed and which etched grid line to use as mxmiya reference to the top of the image. The bottom portion is the most important part. How much of the bellows is revealed indicates either an x1, x1. So at x2, you will need roughly an extra stop of light to maintain proper exposure due to extended bellows. On the screen there is also two etched lines that provide framing compensation due to parallax.
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The top etched line denotes the top of the image when the bellows are extended to the x1. The bottom etched line similarly denotes the top of the image when at x2. In practical use, they are close enough. There is also a pop out magnifier which is handy to achieve critical focus.
My only complaint about the magnifier is that I have on one occasion gotten the back flap stuck after popping out the magnifier. Something to watch out for. Although the camera has interchangeable lenses, I have yet to buy additional lenses.
The 80mm lens is roughly equivalent to a 50mm lens in the full frame format. I found the Sekor 80mm lens to be very versatile. All it takes is for an unsteady hand for a sway forward or backward to take it out of the critical focus zone.
Stopping down the lens produces even cleaner results. Maybe next time I should take manuap out with a tripod and cable release and give it a go.
To be honest this was another reason that I picked up the camera. However, I can vouch that it exists and is extremely easy to engage! This camera has been a solid performer for me in multiple available light fashion shoots, and easily one of my favorite medium format film cameras so far. Being capable of producing beautiful images in such a small package is a definite advantage over my much larger and heavier Fuji GXIIIS!
I can wholeheartedly recommend this camera to anyone looking for TLR camera! Thank you for reading! A bit of camera porn. My Usage ,anual While not comprehensive, I have been using the camera when I could for the past 6 months. Close up on the left side controls. Close up of the bellows markings.
Close up of the focusing screen. Pop out magnifier up close. Kelly Dun I’m a hobbyist photographer that enjoys shooting cosplay, fashion, and street photography using digital and film cameras.