It is an improved version of the Mamiya C Similar to other models in the series, it supports interchangeable finder viewing system allowing options such as a chimney style magnifier, eye level prism and the traditional waist level finder. The lens focus scales are on the left side of the bellows. It includes scales for 55mm, 65mm, 80mm, mm, mm, mm and mm lenses. The exposure parallax correction scale is below the focus scale.
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The Mamiya C series is a line of twin-lens reflex medium-format system cameras manufactured by Mamiya between and It was developed from the Mamiyaflex series of cameras built from to The Mamiya C series was initially aimed at the professional market, but some later models were intended for amateurs.
The upper and lower lenses come off as a unit, and are available in at least seven different focal lengths.
The lower lens of each unit has an aperture diaphragm as well as a leaf shutter. A flash sync terminal is part of the lens unit, and the delay can be set to M or X mode. The camera has an interlocking baffle that enables lenses to be changed without exposing the film. Focusing is performed via a bellows system on the front side of the camera. Early models had separate film advance and shutter cocking mechanisms; on later models the shutter was automatically cocked as the film was advanced.
There is no metering in the camera body, so an external light meter is necessary; later models were compatible with optional accessory viewfinders that had built-in meters. While the basic shape remained the same, the bodies increased with size over time. Two of the early models were branded with "Mamiyaflex" on the nameplate attached to the viewfinder; all of the other C series cameras were branded with "Mamiya".
The first in the C series, the Mamiyaflex C, was introduced in as a follow-on to the earlier Mamiyaflex line, which had included the Automat A and Automat B ; the primary innovation of the C was the introduction of an interchangeable lens mount. The Mamiyaflex C was accompanied with 80mm, mm, and mm lenses. In addition, two more lenses 65mm, mm joined the line. The "Mamiyaflex" name was dropped for "Mamiya" when the C3 was introduced in February ; the C3 featured updated styling, adding the name above the lens mount and switching to a gray leather body covering.
At this time, the lenses used a new shutter mechanism with a faster minimum speed. The line was split in the mids with the C33 April and C22 March models. C22 was aimed at amateurs and had fewer features, which also made it lighter than the C33, which were intended for professionals. The C April and C October models were developed from the C22 and C33, respectively, with updated styling the prominent nameplate now had chrome lettering on black and a built-in switchable pressure plate to enable the use of film.
The final two lenses 55mm and mm also were introduced at about this time. The later Cf, Cf, and CS were refined versions of their respective base cameras, and carried the letter annotation on a nameplate below the lens mount. Lenses for the Mamiya C series have been grouped by users into three different series based on the shutter model and the color of the shutter housing: first chrome, second chrome, and black.
Most lenses can be used on most bodies, but some combinations won't allow for automatic shutter cocking. A few chrome shutter lens had a Seikosha-SLV shutter. The Mamiya C series were marketed as system cameras, and over time a wide array of accessories were offered.
Not all accessories are fully compatible with all camera bodies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mamiya C series Mamiya C and C models. Bottom lens of mm unit with aperture and shutter speed controls. Relatively short sales period: Dec —Mar Can be mounted on C33 and later auto-cocking bodies, but will interfere with auto-cocking mechanism. Values stated are for Mamiya C The viewing lens on the "S" version is different than the taking lens.
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The Mamiya C series is a line of twin-lens reflex medium-format system cameras manufactured by Mamiya between and It was developed from the Mamiyaflex series of cameras built from to The Mamiya C series was initially aimed at the professional market, but some later models were intended for amateurs. The upper and lower lenses come off as a unit, and are available in at least seven different focal lengths. The lower lens of each unit has an aperture diaphragm as well as a leaf shutter.