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Collecting Mamiya 35mm Cameras Forum!

A continuation of the original Forum that started on January 15, 2001

This Forum was created to allow discussions related to the collection, use, repair and service of vintage Mamiya 35mm Film Cameras. It's also a place to show and discuss the images we create with them, digital uses for Mamiya lens, and lots more! Join us, and share in this great hobby! Guests are welcome to visit and view all discussions. However, in order to post a comment or picture you need to register as a Forum Member (it's free).

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 1   My Collection / Re: Mysterious Macro 35-105 lens for ZM Quartz?  on: Jan 17th, 2018, 6:31pm
Started by elemenopee | Post by searcher
Good Day, and Welcome To The Forum.
Congratulations on your find; I hope that the camera functions as it should to enable you to find out just how nice your lens find truly is. Lens specifications are as follows:

Construction: 13 Groups 15 Elements
Angle of View: 63 Degrees - 23 Degrees
Minimum Aperture 22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.6 Meters (27cm in Macro)
Filter Size: 55mm
Lens Hood: Screw In
Weight: 15.9oz (450g)

wink Enjoy

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 2   My Collection / Mysterious Macro 35-105 lens for ZM Quartz?  on: Jan 16th, 2018, 9:13pm
Started by elemenopee | Post by elemenopee
Just stumbled upon a ZM Quartz in a thrift shop and purchased on a whim to add to my seemingly non-functional but very decorative collection of eye candy....
Had no real prior knowledge of this particular model of camera so googled it, and lo and behold found the note about the mysterious Macro lens not previously known to exist!
Turns out there's one here in Ontario, Canada too!

Any information to fill me in on this happy accident? smiley
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 3   "Vintage" Images / Re: Europe 1971  on: Jan 16th, 2018, 11:08am
Started by leonAzul | Post by JosephSavage
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 4   General Information / Mamiya W  on: Jan 12th, 2018, 10:55am
Started by mckey | Post by mckey
Hello, everyone!

I recently bought very strange Mamiya camera - Mamiya model W.
Strange is that no info about it on internet.

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 5   Introduce Yourself! / Introduction  on: Dec 15th, 2017, 03:22am
Started by AstroDF | Post by AstroDF
Hi, I'm Frank, I got interested in film photography in 2002, gravitated toward Exaktas, found Exakta "clones" interesting. I have a few Tower and Sears versions of the Prismat NP.

Can't put my hands on them just now, our home is a construction site, but will get around to finding them and posting photos when I can.

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 6   General Information / Prismat WP/Argus SLR f/1.7 58mm Lens  on: Dec 11th, 2017, 5:21pm
Started by Paul | Post by Paul
I run a website called Yashica TLR, which suggests that I'm confused by both brands and formats but hear me out. On that site, I have snuck a little bit about Pentamatic 35mm cameras into Yashica history. The Pentamatic II was released in about Sep 1960 in Japan only. It has a different lens to the original Pentamatic and the S.

The lens is an f/1.7 58mm lens with 10 aperture blades. From serial numbers, it appears the II was killed off as early as in January 1961.

The Mamiya Prismat WP was released around July 1962. It had a completely new bayonet mount (only found on that camera and the Argus) and a lens that was different to the earlier Mamiya-Sekor f/1.7 58mm which had 9 aperture blades with the aperture spinning in the opposite direction.

This is the punchline, the Mamiya-Sekor and Argus-Sekor from the sibling cameras look identical to the killed off Auto-Yashinon on the Pentamatic II, the only differences being the mount, the colour of the distance and aperture scales and a simplified operation of the DoF preview.

Details of the lenses and some pics are on my site here: The user manual for the Argus is downloadable from the Argus Museum.

Does anyone know anything about the lenses? From a Yashica perspective, Tomioka is usually attributed with making all its lenses but we do know that Zunow made some/all Yashica's turret mount cine lenses and there are some unsubstantiated claims on Japanese websites about Zunow making some Lynx 1000 lenses (details on my site just above the Mamiya stuff). Even if Zunow was involved, the most likely scenario is that the lens came to Mamiya via Tomioka but really, all that is guess work. I guess that there is an outside chance that it originated at Mamiya but I think that is unlikely.
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 7   Introduce Yourself! / Yashica Spy  on: Dec 11th, 2017, 4:31pm
Started by Paul | Post by Paul
My particular interest is the Prismat WP, well actually the lens attached to that camera and its rebadged sibling, the first Argus SLR. I'll fess up though, I haven't touched a Mamiya 35mm camera since the 4B, my first 35mm that I bought in the 60s. I'll post details of my quest in General Information, including the Yashica connection.
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 8   MAMIYA 35mm - Technical Problems & Questions / ZE-2 Shutter Issues  on: Dec 6th, 2017, 10:34pm
Started by tpienta | Post by tpienta
Hey ya'll! New here! Just got a ZE-2 and it seems to be stuck in bulb mode no matter what shutter speed I select. Cannot for the life of me find any information anywhere on the google. Would greatly appreciate any possible help! Thanks!

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 9   Introduce Yourself! / Hello!  on: Dec 6th, 2017, 10:32pm
Started by tpienta | Post by tpienta
Hey ya'll. New guy here! Just got a ZE-2, first film camera! Got into photography approx. 8 months ago. Located in Charleston SC.
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 10   My Collection / Re: Rare Mamiya/Sekor 1000 TL Black ???  on: Nov 28th, 2017, 4:19pm
Started by Nucleus | Post by Nucleus
Thanks for response!

Do you mean like that?

As I said, I cannot find any further information....
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