Mamiyaflex C2 Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) medium format camera with 105mm f3.5 lens

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8/10 overall condition comes with 6 months warranty

The Mamiyaflex C2 was the second development of the C released in 1958 as part of the Mamiya C series of interchangeable lens medium format TLR cameras. It was replaced with the Mamiya C3 1962.

The design is nearly identical to the original model with refinements in several areas. It was improved by having the focus knobs on both sides of the camera. The right hand side has distance scales for 80mm, 105mm, 135mm and 180mm lenses. While the left has a exposure correction scale. The lens change locking switch has been redesigned and much easier to use. The base of the camera has been redesigned with a longer flatter base eliminating the need for lengthy front feet... read more here.

Review by Craig Dickson

"...The camera is pretty easy to use; the main thing for me to get used to was the absence of a double-exposure prevention mechanism. With most cameras, I advance the film immediately before shooting; this is a habit I developed on 35mm cameras of the 1960s and later, where advancing the film also cocks the shutter (and of course we don't want to leave a cocked shutter sitting around for who knows how long). But I find with the C2 that I need to advance the film immediately after shooting to be sure that I will neither get a double exposure nor waste a frame by advancing again without shooting. Which means I have to trust that I actually did advance the film after shooting, but somehow that seems easier than remembering whether I still need to or not. (Cocking the shutter, fortunately, is a completely separate action.)

Another thing to get used to was the vertical parallax. The focusing screen includes a couple of ruled lines to help you estimate the actual top position for mid-range and close-range shots, but it will take some experience to know when to use them. A paramender was included with the camera when I bought it, but I wasn't shooting from a tripod for this first roll, so it wasn't an option..." read more here.


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