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    Mamiya 330

    Hi,

    I'm seriously considering getting a Mamiya TLR as a re-entry to MF (the long march to LF continues). One thing that I like about SLRs is the ability to expose at 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments.
    Can anyone advise if it possible to get 1/2 stop increments out of the Mamiya 330 lenses? I know the shutter speeds and apertures are in 1 stop increments but I was wondering if it was possible to set them to a position halfway (or third of the way for that matter) between stops.

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    Thanasis

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    apertures can be set at continuos points between whole numbers...btw,

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    The shutters are whole stops - strictly mechanical.
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    Yep, the shutters are in whole stops. The apertures don't have click stops, so it's easy to set them anywhere between the marked settings. Great cameras, BTW. I have two of them (C220's actually) and the optics are top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanasis View Post
    Hi,

    I'm seriously considering getting a Mamiya TLR as a re-entry to MF (the long march to LF continues). One thing that I like about SLRs is the ability to expose at 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments.
    Can anyone advise if it possible to get 1/2 stop increments out of the Mamiya 330 lenses? I know the shutter speeds and apertures are in 1 stop increments but I was wondering if it was possible to set them to a position halfway (or third of the way for that matter) between stops.

    regards,
    Thanasis
    I recently had a friend who gave me 2 C330s with 5 lenses and a prism; I love using the camera. The lenses are very sharp and on the whole the camera is easy to operate. I shoot mounted on a tripod only since the cameras are quite hefty. The only problem I have is deciding if I should use the C330 or the Rollei-flex which he also gave to me.

    I think working with the TLR reminds me of working with my view cameras as the pace is slow and deliberate.
    Don Bryant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stever View Post
    I just love what the d------l revolution has done to camera prices ... now if the Leica prices will just come down.


    Steve
    Do you mean digital?

    I have some Hasselblad equipment for sale if anyone is interested. PM me and I can send you a list of what I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donbga View Post
    I recently had a friend who gave me 2 C330s with 5 lenses and a prism; I love using the camera. The lenses are very sharp and on the whole the camera is easy to operate. I shoot mounted on a tripod only since the cameras are quite hefty. The only problem I have is deciding if I should use the C330 or the Rollei-flex which he also gave to me.
    Bloody Nora! I wish I friends like yours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blighty View Post
    Bloody Nora! I wish I friends like yours
    Well it gets even better than that. He also gave me 3 'Blads with four lenses and several backs and finders!
    Don Bryant



 

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