Written on: 29/06/2009
Mamiya Press/Universal is one of the best portable cameras. Quality at all levels. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2008 by Disco Hater
I have had my Mamiya Press/Universal about 20 years. It is great Camera. I Photograph Places like Venice California. The camera fits in a back pack when I ride my motorcycle. Not when using 220 film when you unload the film to have developed get a film rolling bag "Changing Bag" make sure the film is rapped tight on thr spool or you may expose the film. I really enjoy my camera. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2003 by Martin Crabtree.
This is a great camera for hand held medium format photography. Unlike a TLR or even an SLR with a viewing hood, you can hold it like a typical 35mm SLR or rangefinder camera which makes composing and shooting very quick - hence its description as a press camera.
A grip is provided on the left hand side of the camera which has a cable release built in. Frankly, I found the handling better with this removed and my left hand cradling the body like a 35mm camera. The shutter needs to be cocked... (read more)