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    WTB: Mamiya 6 with 75mm

    I am kinda feeling like trying out this camera for super lightweight work. So I am looking for a fairly clean but perfectly working Mamiya 6 with at least the standard 75mm 3.5 lens, the other two would be nice but I can get those later if I end up loving the system. PM me if you have one for sale.
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    I wouldn't give up mine for anything. I think you'll love it when you get one! I sold my Hasselblad setup and used the money to get the Mamiya 6 and all three lenses almost two years ago. Wish I'd never bought the Hasselblad, and had just got the Mamiya first.

    I had the 50, 80, and 150mm lenses for the Hassy, same focal lengths as the Mamiya 6 lenses, and the whole kit took a big bag and weighed so much it made my back hurt and my legs go numb from the weight. Part of that is my generally poor health, but even a healthy, strong guy would tire of carrying all that. I can carry my Mamiya 6, all three lenses, a spotmeter, cable release, level, and a couple of Japan Camera Hunter 120 film cases in a small messenger bag-style case all day and it doesn't hurt or cause me any health issues.

    Light and small, and the image quality is magnificent! I have not touched my Leicas or any other 35mm camera since buying the Mamiya 6, since I can handhold it down to 1/15 with the 50 or 75mm lenses. The 150 is kind of a pain to use because the framelines are so small; think 135mm frames in a Leica. I rarely use that lens, so its not a big deal to me. The 50 and 75 are great.
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    Thanks Chris, looking forward to trying one out although it won't be replacing my Hasselblad system by any stretch. What is a reasonable price for a decent kit?

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    A body and 75mm lens usually goes for about $1100. The 150mm lens is usually pretty cheap, around $300. The 50mm lens is more expensive, about $600-$700. I have about $2200 in mine, for the body, all three lenses, and the lens hoods for all three lenses.
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    Thanks Chris, I found a good clean user 6 with the 75mm for a grand, gets here tomorrow, I'm sure I will love it. As for the other lenses, I will have to decide on those later, might just stick to the 75 since I have a huge Hasselblad system...



 

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