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    Dr Croubie's Avatar
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    Mar 2013
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    I think you've just summed up the problem with almost everything about the internet these days, in that the information doesn't exist unless some nutter/collector goes and puts in on the net (and the older and less popular it is, the less likely).

    Deciding on my first DSLR I ended up going for Canon, not least because of friends' recommendations, but also from the massive wealth of information provided by TDP, the canon camera museum is also great for all their FD and LTM lenses and bodies.
    Same for when I switched to MF Film, the best site that I found was PentaconSix.com, almost everything written about everything, just maintained (still) by one guy who just loves them (and has the funds). Just having that information available meant that my first MF was P6, now I've got almost all the zeiss and soviet lenses, and a few soviet bodies to boot. They may not be the best ever made, but at least I knew what I was getting myself into.

    I've never found a 'definitive' equivalent for Nikons (although KR comes close, and I do find his Leica pages invaluable, even if not definitive), and there's dribs and drabs on P67s, a nice site on Rolleis, I've never seen anything much written about Bronicas at all.

    For mamiya 645, same as you, I've gotten all of my info from wikipedia, camerapedia, and just seeing what's out there and popular on ebay and keh.
    At least the leafasemiya website does have old user manuals for bodies (but I'm not sure how far back they go though), so at least you're getting more 'official' info than most systems...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analogue Avid View Post
    For the Pro TL they brought out Cable Release Adapter RC402. This sits in the same side socket but does not extend to the flash sync.
    There are at least two versions of the Cable Release Adapter. I know this because I have both.

    They differ in how positive the physical attachment to the camera is, and the direction that the cable release takes as it leaves the adapter.

    The latter version (the RC402?) is the better of the two.

    I believe the former version (identified simply as "Cable Release Adapter") came out at the same time as the Super, as it is listed under the "Remote Control Equipments" (sic) portion of the Mamiya M645 Super System chart, available here on Mike Butkus' site: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/mamiya/...stem_chart.htm

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Jan 2012
    Sacramento, ca, USA
    Instant Films
    I wrote most of the camera-wiki.org page in regards to m645 accessories and parts. That page was mostly made for the older metal m645 and what was available. I have not read the wikipedia article for any differences. I have not done any work on the super/pro/tl pages in regard to parts. I was actually thinking about searching making adding and updating the parts list for the super/pro/tl and stumble on to this discussion.

    The pages of camera-wiki.org are indeed a wiki. It's not too hard to add content.

    update:I just stated making a system parts list. not complete at all!

    Last edited by studioesper; 07-22-2013 at 11:44 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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