Written on: 25/11/2009
I started with a £99 Mamiya C2 with 105mm f/3.5 lens, and over the following months added a 180mm f/4.5 Super, 80mm f/2.8 and 65mm f/3.5 lens and pentaprism finder. All components are optically exceptional and the images produced with the 6x6cm negatives are of much higher quality than 35mm (I have been a life-long Pentax Spotmatic and K-1000 user, cameras I still love but use far less since the Mamiya). The camera is not ergonomically well-designed, though - lots of knobs in awkward... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2009 by Valerio Ricciardi
The Mamiya C330 f is excellent value-for-money. Central shutter: syncronize X and FP on all the shutter scale. Good quality of optics, due also to the relatively free design (no movable mirror) of the lens. Very good quality in 65 mm wideangle, 80/2,8 and D180/4,5 (a little masterpiece). Versatility. Very good and long incorporated bellows, good for reproductions and macrophoto. Intelligent system to control parallax at short distances (an accessory named Paramender, that translate the... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2000 by Christiaan.
I picked this camera up for only ~150 pounds(R1500) second hand (they are not manufactured anymore)
It was still packed in the box with plastic& Polistyrene - perfect condition.
This is definitely the best way to enter Medium Format. The 80mm
black lens is of very high quality and delivers wonderful results.
Coming from the automated world of high-tech 35mm cameras, it
takes a bit of getting used to the abscence of metering and
motordrive, bbut it forces you to be more carefull and... (read more)