Got a Mamiya 6

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  1. chriscrawfordphoto

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    About a month ago, I bought a Mamiya 6, something I have wanted since I was in high school, when they came out back in the 90s! I absolutely LOVE this camera! I have the 75mm lens now, hoping to get the others as soon as I can afford them. I've already shot 30 rolls of film through it!

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    Nice pics.
     
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    Nice tonality which is what I'd expect from you.
    I especially like the 2nd shot of the clapboard farmhouse. 6x6 slightly wide isn't always easy compositionally.
    You did nicely here.

    The shot of the sign is a bit disturbing. Any backstory you know of? (I'm hoping all it is, is some bored kids that reshuffled the lettering one night :errm: )
     
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    Love 1, 5, 4. You've got a sharp eye!
     
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    Congrats- those are great photos... I just picked up my mamiya 7 and couldn't be happier... Have fun with it, keep posting pics
     
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    Never used one but only hear good things about it. Like your pics too, especially 4 and 5. At least the kids that did that can spell!
     
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    It is across the street from a college, so I'm guessing some of the students got drunk over the weekend and messed with the sign, but I don't know for sure.
     
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    Thanks, everyone, for all the comments. I love this camera! Wish I'd gotten one years ago.
     
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    Lonely town. Where are all the folk who live there?
    Looks like the Mamiya 6 fits your vision very well. Great photos. Well done.
     
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    This has been my favorite camera for years now. After buying the 50mm lens I stopped using the 75 and 150. It's remarkably sharp, and I like wide and sharp :smile:
     
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    I used the 6 on a hiking trip in England last summer. I found that the 50mm was how I saw the world - only took it off once or twice. On days that promised to be tough, I left the other lenses in the room and only took the 50 with me - didn't miss the weight or the other perspectives.
     
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    Nice shots. I do not need a Mamiya 6/7, I already have plenty of very nice MF cameras, but the more I see the more I want!
     
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    Had a 6 outfit w/all 3 lenses-could't get many good shots because of the parallax-it's a lot greater thanw/a 35mmRF.
     
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    Depends how close you shoot and how tight you crop. At the distances such as in the photos in the OP, it shouldn't be any problem at all.

    I normally don't crop that tightly anyway, unless circumstances absolutely require it.

    I'd like to have one, either 6 or 7, but already have too many cameras and have trouble deciding which one(s) to take on trips or on a given day!
     
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    Great pictures Chris, you are doing full justice to your leap of faith in buying the Mamiya 6.

    Steve
     
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    I'm just back from a long weekend in Istanbul. I took my Mamiya 6 with all three lenses. Of sixty pictures, ONE was taken with the 150, two or three with the 75 and all others with the 50.

    Stefan

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    That's the dumbest thing I've ever read.
    I have an M6 with all 3 lenses. My best photos have been taken with this camera. If you can't get good photos, trust me, it's not the parallax.
     
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    I had problems with the Mamiya 6, not the Leica M6--have many great shots done with a Leica M4, and now my Contax Gs. I work in too close for the large Mamiya 6 parallax, and am most comfortable w/a 35mm SLR.
     
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    For all who find a Mamiya 6 with a 50mm lens ideal, you may want to consider a Plaubel Makina 67W. Even more portable than the Mamiya 6 as the bellows fold in flat. Great Nikkor lens, too.
     
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    Whew... Looked at #4 and for a moment thought I was back in Winnemucca, Nevada...

    :wink:

    Ken
     
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    Though I've never owned one, let alone shot with one, I remain convinced that a Mamiya 6 or 7 would be my ideal camera. I'm "making do" with an old Hasselblad for now :wink:

    Wonderful images Chris, it's very clear that you have found YOUR camera.
     
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    Any in the San Francisco area (east bay ideally) up for loaning a 6 or 7 out for a few hours? Maybe a joint shoot somewhere? I got a load of cameras you can try too.
     
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    Beautiful pictures. Congragulations.
     
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    Once you have one of these, that problem is solved: you will know :smile:

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    Nice work Chris.