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As I got my first (film) scanner in 1999 (Minolta Dimage Scan Multi, pretty good machine scanner running also 120 and with 35 mm slide feeder – interested?) and I already had many tens of thousands of photos taken, I figured it was time for the go bigger.
I bought this camera with several lenses from Mr. Reijo Pietiläinen (Espoo, Finland) on January 10, 2000 directly from his home. It was boxed, but I don’t know if he was the first owner and I think I didn’t ask. This camera was my first medium format camera. It was a 6*6, and with the square format I was always totally wasted, as I had already taken soooooo.. many shots with 135 format in 3:2 image ratio. It took my a while to get used to the format – which actually never happened to the 100 % rate.
It took this camera a bit with my travels, as it was pretty light and I like the feeling of making photographs with this kind of twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera that also Rolleiflex has made. I loved the “built-in” magnifying glass on it and the really well focusable bellows system like in large format cameras. Yes, it was like taken large format photos in small way, without the too muss hassle and fuss and stuff. 🙂
The images that I made with it were just great, as long there was good enough (sun) light and the subject was a bit longer – the dilemma with the twin lens system. There are reviews of this camera, of course.
This nice camera had for example “automatic shutter cocking; automatic parallax and exposure compensation marker in viewfinder for 80mm, 105mm, 135mm & 180mm lenses, and also for 55mm & 65mm lenses if 55/65mm correction plate employed”, see more in Gary Ayton’s photography wiki. There (and elsewhere) you can read for which camera models the lenses I am selling are also suitable.
Unlucky for me, something happened with camera, and I surely don’t know what. The damn thing jammed, and I had professionals and others take a look at it. I think they only did the light service on it (you know: you show some light with a lamp to it, and (pray or not) that this will fix the broken machine): they couldn’t fix it. So, as I was taking these photos, I satisfied my got-to-know-how-this-was-works-slash-has-what-it-has-eaten desire and I took it into parts. For your laughs and my loss, here are some photos of this procedure which didn’t take much more than an hour. Yes, at the mid stage the body slipped my hand and it fell to the floor and the beautiful crank cracked, god damn it! 🙁
I’d say the magnifying glass system here is one of the nicest pieces here left. IF I GET LESS THAN 50 EUROS (€) FROM THE PARTS, YOU WILL NOT GET THE MAGNIFYING GLASS SYSTEM! (With my vision I still can use the magnifier, you know!)
I am no camera selling professional and am not officially qualified to judge the condition of this camera. I have checked the camera and I haven’t noted that this camera body would be working as a whole. Some parts may be working or not, some screws or other parts may be missing or not. Cosmetically it is as you see from the photos. I have marked it FOR PARTS condition, as stating something else would, I believe, be too much, although in eBay there might be someone stating otherwise, at least for (some) of the parts included. 🙂
I am selling this camera FOR PARTS in auction, starting 1 euros, with reserve and buy it now 50 euros, local pickup and testing welcome. I have also the following lenses for sale:
- Mamiya-Sekor 80 mm 1:2.8 for parts,
- Mamiya-Sekor 105 mm 1:3.5,
- Mamiya-Sekor 135 mm 1:4.5 and
- Mamiya-Sekor 180 mm 1:4.5.
Remember if you buy outside EU and you are in EU, you need to pay customs tax (typically ca. 5 %) and VAT (typically around 20 – 25 %) which are added on top of shipping and insurance costs. To my understanding, these costs are calculated and due regardless of the age and condition of the item!
Yes, of course I will combine shipping for reduced shipping costs. I urge you to my buy more from me and will be flexible with it. Please note the somewhat expensive shipping costs from Finland, especially if insurance is needed. If the value of order gets to a higher level, I insist on taken an insurance for the shipping.
If you have more questions, please contact me directly.
Klaus Riederer, PhD, MSc
KAR Oy Ab GmbH Ltd S. A. R. L., CEO www.kar.fi
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