|Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:36 pm Post subject: The "Mamiya" SLR - the very first Mamiya Single Le
|Yesterday i got a sample of the the very first Mamiya SLR, simply called "Mamiya". There is very little information found on-line; it is said to be from 1960. The camera has an Exakta bayonet (with a Sekor F. C. 1.7/58mm lens attached). Its shutter goes from 1 s to 1/500 s, the aperture on the 58mm lens from f1.7 to f22.
My sample has a stuck shutter, and the lens aperture is stuck open as well. Obviously - long time ago - someone tried to fix it: A few "spare" parts such as small screws and other "minor" parts were glued onto the inside of the camera (where one would load the film)!
More images will follow.
Does someone know more about this beast?