Mamiya 6 6x6 folding camera 120 film camera, with 75mm D.Zuiko f3.5 lens


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Overall condition 8.5/10 Lens and finder are super clear, only some small marks on camera body, comes with 6 months warranty.


The Mamiya Six is a series of 6×6 folders with a coupled rangefinder, made by Mamiya from 1940 to the 1950s. All of them are focused by moving the film plane. Some have Zuiko lenses.


The Mamiya Six is a 120 film folding rangefinder camera, 6x6 format, first issued in 1940 by Mamiya Optical Co.,Tokyo. The camera was an innovative design by Mamiya Seiichi, a Japanese camera  designer. It focuses by moving the film plane, not the optics. It was built until the end of the 1950s and there are plenty of different models.

The camera shown is the model IVB, issued in 1955, hence a late model. It's easily recognisable by its square rangefinder window. There are also some pictures of the model V, issued in 1953, with a fairly unique feature: it has automatic film advance for two formats, 6 x 6 and 4.5 x 6. I bought it for parts, as on the photos, but later gave it away to a skilful camera lover, who told me that he has restored it by now. So this technical beauty hasn't got lost.




Size (mm): 143 x 105 x 52
Weight: 810 g
Lens: Olympus D-Zuiko 3.5/75, closest focus 0.95 m
Shutter: Seikosha MX, B, 1 - 1/500, F 3.5 - 22
Finder: coupled rangefinder, double exposure warning
Film advance: automatic, double exposure prevention

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