Sunday, November 17, 2013

Meet our Newest Camera Family Member: My Mamiya 7

Now I can cross this off my 'To Do' list of New Year's Resolutions from the past 2 years..........

Photo taken by Donald with the Mamiya 6 (T-MAX film).  He claims that I wouldn't let him use the M6, so he supported me buying the M7.  I say he wasn't using it and I didn't want  it to go to waste........That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  More details on the Mamiya 7 to follow, as we spend this week looking at my camera test pix.

And me photographing Donald with the Mamiya 7.  Notice the difference in aspect ratio.  This is the 50mm lens.  I could get the 43mm lens and go 'super wide angle'.


  1. Congratulations on the 7. They are great cameras and much more advanced (an smaller) than the Super 23's like I have.

  2. Congratulations! I have thought about getting a 6 or a 7, but never have. I'll keep looking to see what you post to convince me! Also, I was recently given a 4 x 5 enlarger with a variety of lenses (one of which is perfect for medium format)! HAve fun with your new family member,

  3. Aubrey, I was also given a 4X5 enlarger by my neighbor. It really opens up the opportunities for medium format panorama even if you never get a 4X5 camera.

    Also, Bill what is a super 23?

    1. The Mamiya was an early Mamiya Press camera. It is quite flexible in that there are different size backs for it for 120 or 220 roll film, sheet film and various formats, and a tilt back. I used my 6cm X 6cm back more than the 645 or 6 X9 cm backs. I also have all the lenses and a few other accessories. Very nice fully mechanical and dependable cameras.

      Here is an article from Shutterbug.

      I don't use mine nearly as much now as when I was doing industrial photography.

  4. My only problem with the enlarger is that it will not fit in my current darkroom. We are considering a move before too long, though.