What would this Mamiya SIX folder be worth please?

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  1. dwdmguy

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    Good morning.....
    I was given a pretty decent Mamiya Six folder camera early this year. In Oct of this year I sent it into Zacks camera repair for a CLA and she came back really sweet, new shutter, all nice and clean inside, and frankly focusing is bang on nice.....

    So, since I paid $115 for the CLA is it worth me selling? I would be sending the Zacks receipt as well.
    I'm really trying to consolidate down to 2 or 3 working cameras.
    Thanks tons for the help.
    Tom

    P.S. I really dig Zacks Camera Repair in Rhode Island and highly recommend them.
     
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    I want it!
     
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    Well if you make me a fair offer then there you go....
    Oh, her case is included as well.........
     
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    Yes--absolutly--you WILL sell it to me for $115, and of course I'll even kick in the shipping costs(but only 'cause its the holidays and I'm such a nice guy) But on a serious note, hang on to it, its a great camera. If you do decide to sell it(cheap) I'd like it.

    Rick
     
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    LOL, funny, your spell almost worked, I had begun to go downstairs to pack it.... powerful, but then thought about it. I'd rather keep her and not loose money.....:smile:

    Yes, I ran a roll of APX25 thru here and bang on amazing results... I'd say better then most of my MF bodies. The DOF fall off was very surprising as to how smooth.
     
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    I don't have a clue what a fair price would be, these things used to be common at KEH but have vanished. Multi-body hoarders like me may be the culprits :wink:
     
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    Some kind of offer sent :wink: no clue if it's even in the right range though....

    But honestly, if it were me, I'd hang on to it right now. It's a buyer's market. Nothing is going for real value right now.
     
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    Ok, shes gone to a very good home, thank you.

    I guess, next would be the brand new in it's custom box Minolta - 16 MG S.
    Na, I can't sell that it was a gift, I'm putting that into an auction for charity soon......
    Thanks guys.
     
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    Note to self:

    APUG is a dangerous place....
     
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    I know, it really really is.

    But I really want to get simple now, not more then 3 cameras sets' and try to really focus on my own photography with these tools. But dang... somehow..........
     
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    Just curious. How is the viewfinder on the Mamiya Six folder? Many of the old folders have view finders that are so small as to be almost useless.

    Sandy King
     
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    I find the viewfinder as clear and / or sized as any I've seen and or handled before. I had not a lick of trouble with her in any light. It' was clear that the finder framed the negative bang on.
    This may be why it was such a desired camera for so long and now.
     
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    The viewfinders, even on the early ones, is pretty good. However, I reckon the best viewfinder on an old folder is to be found on the Iskra. The Super Fujica-6 is pretty close to the Iskra, with the RF patch possibly being a little "snappier". None have frame lines (IIRC, one of the very late Mamiya Six folders did, but I'm not sure), but the viewfinders are clear and accurate.
     
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    I found that interesting myself. But it was spot on.
     
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    Keep it, use it, love it. They are getting very rare these days, and after all, what's one more little MF folder?
     
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    LOL. I know and I'm getting a lot of different emails from folks telling me this as well.
    She will be going to a good home where she will be used very well.

    There just comes a point where I can't have anymore rare oldies like her anymore. These are meant to be used.
    Have a great evening.
    T