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Mamiya C220 Medium Format TLR Film Camera with 80 mm f/2.8 lens

Mamiya

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7/10 Overall condition, comes with 6 months warranty 

(minor scratch on lenses and body)

Serial No #B32280

Lens 1 Serial No #16365

Lens 2 Serial No #17463

Description

The Mamiya C220 is a lightweight twin-lens reflex camera made in the early 1970s with interchangeable lenses ranging from 55 mm wide-angle to 250 mm telephoto. The camera accepts 120 and 220 roll films. The rack and pinion focusing system with a bellows makes it possible for close-up photography without attachments. The straight film path has no sharp turns for absolute flatness of the film.

Variations of the Mamiya TLR line from the Mamiyaflex to the C330S Professional continued the evolution of the TLR camera with the final TLR, the c330S Pro lacking in nothing.

Changeable lenses on medium format SLR and rangefinder cameras such as the Hasselblad line or Koni-Omega Press were the norm. The Mamiya twin lens reflex cameras are among the very few medium-format TLR cameras with interchangeable lenses.

 

Specifications

  • Format: 6 x 6 cm (120 roll film)
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Mamiya Sekor, from 55mm to 250mm
  • Shutter: all lenses are fitted out with a Seiko (Seikosha for the oldest ones) centra leaf-shutter giving speeds from 1/500 s to 1 s plus B pise, X and M flash sync at all speeds
  • Exposure modes: manual
  • Weight: body 1150 g, with 80mm lens 1450 g

Reviews

Made from 1968 to 1982, the Mamiya C220 twin lens reflex is a very capable twin-lens reflex with interchangeable lenses. It is a simplified version of the Mamiya C330. It lacks the parallax indicator, the interchangeable viewing screens and the shutter has to be cocked separately from the film advance.

The Mamiya C220 is nevertheless as solidly built and accepts the wide range of interchangeable lenses (from 55 to 250 mm) and accessories (prism viewfinder with or without light metering, handles...) of the Mamiya C series. 

Like the C330, the Mamiya C220 is a very capable camera: picture superposition, 120 and 220 roll film compatibility, and, as it is fully mechanical, it doesn't require any battery. The very good Mamiya Sekor lenses all have their own central shutter with flash-sync (X and M) at all speeds. 

A little less convenient to use than the C330, the Mamiya C220 is a good choice for photographers wishing to enter the world of quality medium-format photography on a very tight budget, or for photographers looking for a lighter camera to carry about. After some kilometres, the 300 g difference between the two is appreciable.

 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamiya_C220

http://www.lumieresenboite.com/collection2.php?l=2&c=mamiya_c220

 

Images courtesy:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/634764@N23/pool/ 


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Type: Medium Format Camera

Vendor: Mamiya