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    M645 1000S right hand grip?

    Does Mamiya make a manual advance right hand grip for the M645?
    My Bronica ETRS has a right hand grip that you advance the film and cock the shutter whit a film advance lever on the right hand grip. I like this set up and wondered if Mamiya made the same type thing for the M645?
    I know they make a power winder but I am not looking for one of those.
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    I could be wrong but I think the left hand grip for the Mamiya RB67 also fits the 645 cameras and the TLRs.


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    There isn't one that I know of. There is a left hand grip (I seem to remember that it is a different one than the one for the RBs and TLRs but I might be wrong) that leaves the crank available for use and there is a motor winder that serves as a right hand grip and syncs up with the crank sorta like the Bronica, but not one with a lever like Bronica's.

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    I think it is the same. The one on my RB looks identical to the one on my father's 645.

    My father once knew someone who liked the Mamiya grip so much that he drilled two holes into the base of his Hasselblad to make it fit!

    EDIT: I think there is a grip with a built in rapid winder (manual) specifically for the 645 but I'm sure the RB67 grip fits as well.


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    I have the left hand grip for both my RB and my M645. They are different. I am not crazy about the left had grip for the M645. I want to handle it like a 35mm and the left hand grip does not work that way for me.
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    I found a "Rapid Wind Grip GN401" for a 645E. I asked a seperate question to see if it will fit on my M645 1000S
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    I have an RB and 2 M645's along with 2 identical Deluxe Left Hand Grips.
    Both grips fit all 3 cameras.
    So, at least the ones I have do fit both the RB and M645.

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    I forgot the one for the E. I don't think that they work on older models, however. The E is kind of a strange beast in 645 land, which I imagine is why I forgot it.

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    Speaking of the older M645 bodies (prior to the Super and the Pro), there are various RB67 and M645 grips, and they aren't totally compatible.

    The difference is in the trigger for the shutter releases on the bottom front right of the cameras. Some of the shutter releases are positioned slightly differently (fore and aft) and for those, the trigger is too far forward to allow full release of the camera shutter release. Rubber washers and a dab of epoxy can solve this problem

    This is encountered as well with the older M645 grips (including the pistol grips), and the newer Super and Pro bodies. It seems to vary between the bodies - I had an older 645 left hand grip (no electrical connection) that would work with the shutter release on one Super body, but not on the other Super body. I sold the grip with the Super body that it worked with.
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