Not to be confused with the later Mamiya 6, this is the Mamiya Six folding camera. I came across this camera when trying to decide what gear to take on a multi-day backpacking trip.
It was only after receiving the camera that I realized how interesting it’s focusing system is. Instead of moving the optics, the focal plane glides back and forth via a thumbwheel on the right back of the upper housing.
While it did not ultimately make the cut, that dubious honor fell to my Pen-F, I really enjoy shooting with this relatively lightweight medium-format rangefinder, even if I did double-expose a couple of shots and mess up the development. Future rolls will be posted here as they are developed.
|Year||1947 – 1952|
|Shutter||Seikosha – Rapid|
|Speed||B, 1 – 500|
|Lens||Olympus Zuiko Coated|
|Focus||0.95m – ∞|
|Aperture||f3.5 to 22|
The examples below were developed the same day as my failed P30 roll, not my finest hour…
Example images (Kodak TMax 100, HC110 Stand-developed 30 min, Ilford rapid fixer):