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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The camera itself has a good heft to it. Close up of the focusing screen.

My Impressions of the Mamiya C Film Camera – Kelly Dun Photography

Probably the last consideration that pushed me towards the C was the potential of failure and repair. Thank you for reading! Close up on the left side controls. Being capable of producing beautiful images in such a small package is a definite advantage over my much larger and heavier Fuji GXIIIS!

To be honest this was another reason that I picked up the camera.

The focusing knobs are on both sides. On the screen there is also two etched lines that provide framing compensation due to parallax.

Stopping down the lens produces even cleaner results. The 80mm lens is roughly equivalent to a 50mm lens in the full frame format. 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. The shutter cock is on the left side and within reach of the left thumb.

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However, I can mamuya that it exists and is extremely easy to engage! This makes changing settings cumbersome. I can wholeheartedly recommend this camera to anyone looking for TLR camera!

Loading film is easy as the entire back swings open to reveal the loading chamber. I eventually came across the Mamiya C The whole package is solidly build and polished.

Close up of the bellows markings. The camera is mxnual ergonomic despite being a box. The shutter release is on the right side and within reach of the right thumb. Kelly Dun I’m a hobbyist photographer that enjoys shooting cosplay, fashion, and street photography using digital and film cameras. All of the controls are in intuitive and easy to reach places. How much of the bellows is revealed indicates either an x1, x1. The marking indicate approximately how much exposure compensation is needed and which etched grid line to use as a reference to the top of the image.

Something to watch out for. The bottom portion is the most important part. While not comprehensive, I have been using the camera when I could for the past 6 months.

My Impressions of the Mamiya C220 Film Camera

While I have free handed the camera, the neck strap does provide additional stability especially when trying to achieve critical focus. The mamiua goes for the shutter speed. In practical use, they mqnual close enough.

Pop out magnifier up close. All it takes is for an unsteady hand for a sway forward or backward to take it out of the critical focus zone. The bottom etched line similarly denotes the top of the image when at x2.


Although the camera has interchangeable lenses, I have yet to buy additional lenses. I found the Sekor 80mm lens to be very versatile.

Shooting with this camera is still a rather slow experience. Focusing is performed by turning the knobs and extending the bellows. Maybe next time I should take it out with a tripod and cable release and give it maniya go. My Usage Experience While not comprehensive, I have been using the camera when I could for the past 6 months. I ,anual appreciate the lighter weight, however insignificant.

At the end of the day, I could live with no parallax compensation and manual shutter cocking. There is also a pop out magnifier which mammiya 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.

A bit of camera porn. So at x2, you will need roughly an extra stop of light to maintain proper exposure due to extended bellows.


That being said, a neck strap is a must. 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 top etched line denotes the top of the image when the bellows are extended to the x1.