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Equipment & Techniques => Medium Format / Film / Digital Backs and Large Sensor Photography => Topic started by: Brian Hirschfeld on October 27, 2013, 09:09:40 PM

Title: Help with a Mamiya medium format cameras comparison article
Post by: Brian Hirschfeld on October 27, 2013, 09:09:40 PM
Hey guys, I'm working on an article comparing the various Mamiya 645 cameras that have been made. I'm currently at the point of sifting through all of their tech specs to come up with a chart the helps to show how they perform in various categories of their tech specs, and I was wondering if you guys could help me come up with a decent list of categories that should be included. I found basically all of the manuals older manuals online, and also have tech specs from cached B&H pages, and camerapedia but help with ideas for categories, camera release dates, and any thoughts on some of the older models, or say differences between AFD's would be greatly appreciated. Also in case anyone is ever looking for them here are a bunch of links to some of the manuals online.

645DF
645AFDiii
645AFDii

645AFDi
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645_af_d-1.pdf
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645_af_d-2.pdf

645AF
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645af-1.pdf
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645af-2.pdf

645 Pro TL
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645_pro_tl-1.pdf
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645_pro_tl-2.pdf

M645 Super
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_m645_super.pdf

M645 1000s
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_m_645_1000s-1.pdf
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_m_645_1000s-2.pdf

645 Pro
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645_pro.pdf

645 E Pro

645 E
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645e.pdf

645 Pro SV Pack
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_645_sv_pack.pdf

M645

M645J
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_m645j-1.pdf
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_m645j-2.pdf

Also a Mamiya M645 Super Quick Setup Guide
http://www.cameramanuals.org/mamiya_pdf/mamiya_m645_super_quick_setup.pdf


Thanks,
BH
Title: Re: Help with a Mamiya medium format cameras comparison article
Post by: Kolor-Pikker on October 28, 2013, 10:13:25 AM
I thought Mamiya has just been making the exact same camera for decades...
Title: Re: Help with a Mamiya medium format cameras comparison article
Post by: Brian Hirschfeld on October 29, 2013, 07:35:18 PM
Um no.....as you can see there were/are many different camera models, although some of them have only slight variations in features like the M645, M645J and M645 1000s are all very similar with only slight differences in certain parts of their performance. You might be getting them confused with the RB/RZ67 series of camera, but I believe even these have gone through multiple versions with different features even if they have remained aesthetically very similar....
Title: Re: Help with a Mamiya medium format cameras comparison article
Post by: julienlanoo on October 30, 2013, 05:55:00 AM
Eagerly awaiting the new Phase/ mamiya body
Hoping build quality will be a tack higher ...

Its Ok but can do better ...