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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   Mamiya 35mm - SERVICE & PARTS INFO / Re: 1000 DTL Repair Service?  on: Oct 19th, 2017, 2:15pm
Started by roster | Post by TomFinley
For 45 years I've maintained the Mamiya Sekor 1000 DTL is the best 35 ever. Unfortunately it's best asset is its biggest liability. I've worked on a good many and the meter cells are notoriously bad, especially the cell for the spot meter. If I could find one that had all cells in proper linearity, I would get rid of all my Nikon stuff and use that.

 
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 2   Introduce Yourself! / Re: All black auto XTL  on: Oct 19th, 2017, 04:45am
Started by FLOLofoten | Post by leonAzul
on Oct 14th, 2017, 06:12am, FLOLofoten wrote:
Hi,
I'm such a newbie when it comes to vintage gear, and I had now idea about this gem. It was given to me by the son of a photographers longe gone and it's been in my possession since 2010, just sitting in its bag with its lenses. I used to work as a professional photographer and back then we were wondering about buying this guys house after both his parents died. We didn't end up with the house, but bought some really nice furnitures from the house and he gave me a load of old cameras as he thought I'd appreciate them more than the landfill (he was serious going to throw them out)

As I now have trades my canon DSLR system with Fujifilm xpro2, I came across someone using the mamiya lenses and the quest to find a mount adapter was on! That's when I realised what camera I've got! Off course I know the Mamiya from the medium format scene, and that was what's interested me in this 35mm in the first place smiley

Would love to learn more about this camera and also how to be able to uses the lenses on my new xpro2 smiley

All the best
Runa in Lofoten, Norway


Hello, and welcome.

If you haven't found it already, Ron's excellent overview and history of these cameras can be found here: Mamiya Auto XTL and Mamiya X-1000

A list of lenses and accessories available for them is here: ES Lenses.

A copy of the owners' manual in PDF can be found here.

I am not aware of any commercially-available adapters for this lens to other camera bodies. The closest is a series of adapters made for the Mamiya ZE mount, and although the bayonets are similar enough to share rear lens caps, several attempts to use these adapters with Mamiya NC lenses have been recorded in this forum with no success.

paul
 
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 3   Mamiya 35mm - SERVICE & PARTS INFO / Re: Mamiya Sekor Auto XTL Repair Manual?  on: Oct 18th, 2017, 10:16pm
Started by TomFinley | Post by TomFinley
Thank you very much. But alas, no XTL material.
 
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 4   Mamiya 35mm - SERVICE & PARTS INFO / Re: Mamiya Sekor Auto XTL Repair Manual?  on: Oct 18th, 2017, 8:36pm
Started by TomFinley | Post by leonAzul
on Oct 18th, 2017, 2:53pm, TomFinley wrote:
In a thread back in 2007, someone gave a link to the repair manual for the Auto XTL, but the link no longer works. Can anybody help me find this repair or service manual? Any repair or disassembly help on the 1.8 ES lens would also be appreciated. Thank you.


Although they do not currently have the manual you are looking for, you can try making a request at "photobooksonline.com". They have the largest catalog of Mamiya-related service manuals I am aware of, and they are constatly adding new ones.

 
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 5   Mamiya 35mm - SERVICE & PARTS INFO / Mamiya Sekor Auto XTL Repair Manual?  on: Oct 18th, 2017, 2:53pm
Started by TomFinley | Post by TomFinley
In a thread back in 2007, someone gave a link to the repair manual for the Auto XTL, but the link no longer works. Can anybody help me find this repair or service manual? Any repair or disassembly help on the 1.8 ES lens would also be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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 6   Introduce Yourself! / All black auto XTL  on: Oct 14th, 2017, 06:12am
Started by FLOLofoten | Post by FLOLofoten
Hi,
I'm such a newbie when it comes to vintage gear, and I had now idea about this gem. It was given to me by the son of a photographers longe gone and it's been in my possession since 2010, just sitting in its bag with its lenses. I used to work as a professional photographer and back then we were wondering about buying this guys house after both his parents died. We didn't end up with the house, but bought some really nice furnitures from the house and he gave me a load of old cameras as he thought I'd appreciate them more than the landfill (he was serious going to throw them out)

As I now have trades my canon DSLR system with Fujifilm xpro2, I came across someone using the mamiya lenses and the quest to find a mount adapter was on! That's when I realised what camera I've got! Off course I know the Mamiya from the medium format scene, and that was what's interested me in this 35mm in the first place :)

Would love to learn more about this camera and also how to be able to uses the lenses on my new xpro2 :)

All the best
Runa in Lofoten, Norway
 
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 7   Post Your Recent Images for Discussion! / Re: Spring 2017, ZE-X, Kodak Ektar 100  on: Sep 30th, 2017, 02:00am
Started by leonAzul | Post by JosephSavage
on Jul 25th, 2017, 10:28pm, leonAzul wrote:
Mamiya ZE-X
Mamiya-Sekor 1:2.8 f=28mm
1/1000 s
f/4.0
Kodak Ektar 100

User Image

521285-9484-002 on Flickr



You have chosen a very interesting foreshortening, the focus is on one object, I love such photos! I managed to achieve this effect only by editing, many useful tips on photo nature I found on fixthephoto.com
 
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 8   MAMIYA 35mm - Technical Problems & Questions / Re: Ricoh XR Rikenon 135mm lens for Mamiya ZE?  on: Sep 26th, 2017, 5:49pm
Started by Fedupwithdigital | Post by Fedupwithdigital
on Sep 22nd, 2017, 08:03am, leonAzul wrote:
I just tried it. Oddly enough, when I mounted a lens from the "wrong" direction (like Nikon), I was able to get it to focus well and not cause any damage. However, I didn't try opening the shutter because the aperture linkage is in the wrong place and would obviously harm the mirror.

Thanks leonAzul. So - possible to get the lens to fit but probably a bad idea to do so!
 
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 9   Post Your Recent Images for Discussion! / Re: First photos  on: Sep 24th, 2017, 04:52am
Started by nullsleep | Post by JosephSavage
You have very interesting works, thanks to this inspires me! Usually when I try to shoot black and white photos I get gloomy uninteresting photos, unfortunately.
 
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 10   MAMIYA 35mm - Technical Problems & Questions / Re: Ricoh XR Rikenon 135mm lens for Mamiya ZE?  on: Sep 22nd, 2017, 08:03am
Started by Fedupwithdigital | Post by leonAzul
I just tried it. Oddly enough, when I mounted a lens from the "wrong" direction (like Nikon), I was able to get it to focus well and not cause any damage. However, I didn't try opening the shutter because the aperture linkage is in the wrong place and would obviously harm the mirror.
 
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