Mamiya 645 AF

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    Hi- Selling my Mamiya 645 AF to fund a Mamiya 6/7 purchase. in great shape, and everything works as it should. No issues to speak of. Comes with 80mm lens, hood, and back. Very solid camera, just trying to focus my film cameras down. Selling for $750 locally, but will sell to APUG member for $700, with $20 going to APUG.
    Please contact me with questions- thanks!!!

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    Update- Price lowered to $675, with $20 going to APUG. Also, I will throw in an extra back.

    Willing to trade for Mamiya 6/7/7II, with cash or a mint Fuji X100 on my end.
     
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    I purchased my Mamiya 7, so I am selling this for $675 (with APUG donation), or will trade for a 65mm f/4 lens for Mamiya 7.

    Quit wasting your time shooting 35mm- this thing kills any 35 mm made- please email with any questions. thanks!
     
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    LoL..
     
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    Although not sure why there is an LoL on here. great camera. good price. hit me up with offers. I might be down to trade for just about anything photo related- the worst I can say is no. thanks!
     
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    Be still my heart. Not looking for a Mamiya 23 Super are you? If you are tired of the autofocus, I can help you out with a 645 super and 401 winder, angled light meter finder...

    Doubt I have much of what you need. But nice cam you have indeed.

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    with all due respect "Quit wasting your time shooting 35mm- this thing kills any 35 mm made" that is funny.
     
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    I've heard people refer to 645 as 35mm's tiny big brother. They say it's not much bigger than 35mm, so it's not even worth it. :smile:
     
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    As one who has 35mm and the 645, it is worth it.

    However, on second thought, you may be correct. Perhaps the OP would like to donate it to me, rather than disappoint others. ;-).

    It is very fairly priced...

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    Wow, so much excitement, I just don't know what to do with myself...

    @ mweintraub or GKR1, I guess this is where I'm supposed to get back to you and ask you to prove it or something. you will then come back to me and undoubtedly mention a Leica M as being superior to the Mamiya 645AF. And you would be right, the Leica lens system is one of the best in the world, bar none. and their bodies are super easy to use, and very convenient. However, you wouldn't mention anything of the format of 35mm being superior to medium format, because it isn't. Unless you believe that, which you are entitled to- you, of course, are wrong in your belief that the format of 35mm is superior to medium format. 645 medium format film is more than double the size of 35mm. In digital terms, that's the difference between a $1000 camera, and a $40k camera (i.e. the leaf aptus system, which- shocker- is a Mamiya 645 AFD.

    I could also say that I too have also heard people refer to 645 as 35mm's tiny big brother. They say it's not much bigger than 35mm, so it's not even worth it. I have also heard people say on Jan 1 2000, all of our computers would shut down and overnight we would have a Mad-Max society. how'd that work out???

    I could say all of that, and start a flame war with trolls like you, or I could just simply state that I am just some dude into photography selling a GREAT medium format system for less than can be found on eBay or the like, all because I dig other photographers as well. I like APUG, and what it stands for, and would love to support it with a donation from my sale. Unfortunately, it looks like this will most likely be going on eBay, for quite a bit more than what I'm listing it for here... or, i'll just turn it into a hood ornament.

    If you don't like my camera, or my statements, just don't buy the camera. Instead, you wasted your day trolling around here and on god knows how many other forums, when you could have been out shooting. Sad for you, and jealous of the time you wasted, as I was working and missed the light...
     
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    Kent, it is not cool to put down other peoples gear, it is not all about technical merits of which is bigger, 135 format has so much flexibility from developing anywhere, size, weight, lenses, number of exposures from each roll, frame rate, etc. I'm leaving for Spain and Framce for a 2 week holiday, my camera of choice is my F4 and 17-35mm case in point. Good luck on your sale.
     
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    I don't think Kent was trying to belittle anyone's gear choices. Seems he was just making a point that the thread is here to sell his equipment and not to start a series of post on what format is better. I think we all know that there is a time and place for any system and it is partially in part to personal preference. So I wouldn't read his response as negative.

    Kent, I am quite sure you will find a new home for the Mamiya, and congrats on the new Mamiya 7, from one fellow & rival(Pentax) 67 shooter to another. :smile:

    Seems these days the medium format market is fickle and its all about finding the right person... the older rigs can be had for very nice deals if you keep your eyes pealed, and the newer ones while you can get deals, but they also start approaching the price range of a 4x5 outfits, which sometimes makes them harder to find a home for. I know I've been looking at both sides of that equation and will likely end up with whichever presents the right deal first. ( 645n/Shen Hao/Toyo/ etc..)
     
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    I have shot the 645AFD system extensively and have access to one presently. The lenses are superb and the handling of the camera is quite nice with not much more weight or heft than an autofocus 135 system camera.

    Now the af isn't going to preform like a modern 135 size slr/dslr but is VERY accurate if a bit slow if you are used to modern 135 af.

    645 is a nice format IMO and there is plenty advantage resolution wise to make it "worth it" over 135.

    Good luck with the sale.
     
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    Kent, I was just stating what I've read. I believe 100% that 645 is awesome and don't think that 645 is pointless because it's only _so_ much larger than 35mm. Different systems for different shooting. I have a Mamiya 645 Pro with me right now.

    I also like 6x6 and 35mm (when I want to shoot a smaller camera).
     
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