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Thread: Mamiya C33

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    Mamiya C33

    Just bought a Mamiya C33 as a back up to the Hasselblad for weddings.

    Havenly received it yet, but itching to try it out.

    Anyone else use this camera?

    Matt

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    hey matt

    i use it, i love it. it's a tank for sure, but man i don't mind packing it around. simple to use, nothing to get in the way.

    i'm not sure what you're used to, this might take getting used to, but for me, i enjoy it immensely.

    c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by areaeleven
    it's a tank for sure
    Try it with the 180mm lens, lens hood, and the porrofinder if you think the camera alone is a tank. As most have stated it takes gorgeous photos.

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    I baught one second hand about twenty years ago, and it was old then, to do weddings, and mugshots with , it was Ideal , I still have it, I have shot hundreds of rolls of film,it has never been serviced since I have owned it, and it has never let me down.

    I hope you get as much pleasure from it Matt, as I have from mine

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    Yep! My favourite choice for travelling since dacades. Light enough to be carried around everywhere and superlative in quality.
    I know a chap who does excellent portraits. The chap is a camera.
    (Tristan Tzara, 1922)

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    mamiya c33

    My very 1st medium format camera... second hand, then I guess like a lot of people I traded and tried a few other medium format cameras, then at the end of 1990's guess what (?) ..... bought myself another C33, with 55mm, 80mm, 180mm.... and would never leave it behind on a trip. Easy to use, sharp & so much cheaper than some of the big name cameras. A good second hand C330 would be selling for around $500 here in Melbourne, with one 80mm lens. Now that I have one in excellent condition, I won't be letting it go again.

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    Matt I have one too, love it!! Although I'm still looking for some black lenses for mine and lens hoods.
    Cheers
    Nicole

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    Black Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole
    Matt I have one too, love it!! Although I'm still looking for some black lenses for mine and lens hoods.
    Cheers
    Nicole
    I think the 135mm would be a very useful lens for the sort of work you do Nicole, and it uses the same hood as the 80mm, It's my favorite portrait lens.

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    Hi Ben, that would be nice. I'll find one sooner or later.

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    I bought my first Mamiya TLR in 1967; it was a C220. I traded it back in 3 days later for the C330. Over the years, I have owned, sold, lost, had stolen, and even gave away several of the Mamiya TLR's. I currently have the C330, two C220's, the C33 and the Mamiyaflex bodies, with 55mm, 80mm, 105mm, 135mm, and 180 lenses. I have several different finders, etc. Just about the whole nine yards. I don't use them as backup for my Hasselblads at weddings; I use Hasselblads as backup for my Hasselblads at weddings. I use my TLR's as what they are: beautifully crafted portrait, general purpose, and special purpose cameras that require a crisp, negative in the 6x6 format. I love the TLR format because I "see" if my subject blinks, looks away, or otherwise causes a missed shot. There's nothing like racking out a C330 and shooting closeups of flowers and other still life. In fact, this discussion has made me want to shoot a roll, or two in my C330 right now!

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