Mamiya Press Camera
I recently acquired a Mamiya Press camera. It is really neat! It's not the 23, but is the Standard press camera. It came with the owners manual, which is not very clear on some info. I have all three basic lenses for it, the 65mm, 90mm and the 150mm. It came w/ all the viewfinder adaptors, and all the different backs. Right now I'm sticking w/ the 6X7 back and the 6X9 back which has the 6X6 and 6X4.5 inserts. I need to find out step by step how you load the 120 film in each, and setup for the first shot.
When I load the film in the 6X9 back, I'm not sure where to line up the frames for the 1st shot? It has the hand crank type back to move the film forward. Also I can't figure out how to change the asa setting on the 6X9 back.
The 6X7 back has the film wind lever like on a 35mm. I'm confused on it as I think you should press the little silver lever forward (located on the back) below the regular wind lever, before I can advance the film.. Is this correct?
So if someone could help me figure this out step by step on each back, I would greatly appreciate it! I did load film in both but lost a couple frames. Also forgot to remove the slide cover insert on a couple. Live and learn haha. The camera was stored away for 40yrs, so it took a lot of cleaning to get rid of the dust etc..
Thanks a bunch,
Last edited by 2bits; 08-05-2013 at 04:26 PM. Click to view previous post history.