Mamiya M645 120 Medium Format SLR Camera + 55mm f/2.8 - SALES

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DESCRIPTION:

The Mamiya M645 is the first series of 4.5×6 SLRs made by Mamiya. The finder and screens are interchangeable, but there is no magazine back, only preloadable film inserts.

All the M645 models share the same accessories (finders, screens, lenses, grips and inserts). The lenses and inserts can also be attached on the later Mamiya 645 models.

The original M645 appeared in 1975. It has knob advance and shutter speeds from 8s to 1/500. It supports a mirror lockup and double exposure lever. Flash sync is 1/60 sec.

 

REVIEW:

If you want a more hands on approach read what  Brandon Aguilar, a film photography enthusiast from Chicago, Illinois has to say:

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"To make things simple, I am going to break this down into three different categories as to why I think this camera is so dang cool. (I’m limiting myself to 3)

1. It’s Multi-frame Option


If you’re anything like me and you HATE frame chop with double exposing 35mm film, then picking up one of these cameras and a roll of medium format film will fix that issue with a click  of a switch...

2. It’s Interchangeable Tops

A big thing that stands out to me about this camera is the level of customization that is available.  For the longest time, I thought there wasn’t such thing as a medium format camera without a waist level view finder...

3. How much it costs to snag one


Medium format photography can get a little pricey if you know what I mean.  Not only does the film cost more per shot but the cameras were made for those professionals out there, which therefore means the cameras were expensive as heck.  Since we now live in the day and age where those professionals of the past are shooting with 5D mark iii’s and D4’s... read more here.  "

Original M645 Specifications

  • Manufactured by Mamiya Camera Co.,Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
  • Produced between 1975-87
  • Medium format SLR film camera
  • Film 120 / 220 roll, picture size 6x4.5 cm
  • Lens: Mamiya-Sekor C 80mm f/2.8, (standard lens), Automatic diaphragm, with AE meter coupler
    • Auto / Manual diaphragm setting lever
    • M645 bayonet mount,
    • Aperture: f/2.8 - f/22
    • Focus range: 2.25-30m +inf
  • Lens release: by the small silver knob, on the front-left side of the camera
  • Focusing: Fresnel matte screen, with centered microprism with a fine focusing collar; Screen is interchangeable with 5 different screens
  • Shutter: electronically controlled cloth focal plane shutter, does not work without a battery; Speeds: 8-1/500, +B, (a red dot is for the AE finder)
  • Shutter release: Two shutter release buttons, one on front of the camera with safety lock collar, and the other is on top of the body; Shutter locks when no film is in the camera
  • Multiple exposure lever: setting to ME unlocks the shutter
  • Mirror lockup lever
  • Viewfinder: SLR pentaprism, type FH, with hot-shoe connections; Interchangeable with metered and waist level finders
  • Flash PC sockets: two, on the left side of the camera, X and FP; Flash sync 1/60 sec. (red on the speed dial)
  • Back cover: hinged, opens by pressing the memo holder and moving the latch to the right
  • Film loading: follow the drawings in the film insert part, (somewhat difficult, try to learn with a used film or paper)
  • Film insert: special vertical type; interchangeable with 220 film insert,
  • Others: Hot-shoe; Memory holder; Tripod socket 1/4 inch; Strap buttons; Battery check button
  • Body: metal; Weight: 1580g with standard lens
  • Battery: 6v Silver oxide, alkalines like 476A or 4LR44 are okay

References : http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Mamiya_M645

 http://istillshootfilm.org/post/145856811952/mamiya-m645-review

 

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