[FOR SALE] Mamiya 135 rangefinder camera

Are you ready for another quick and dirty camera review which is for sale? Ready, set ………

Camera?

  • Mamiya 135 EE

Camera Specs?

  • Fixed (strange) focal length 38mm + nice F2.8.
  • Rangefinder
  • Self-timer
  • Light meter sensor near the lens. So using a filter will be effect the light metering
  • iso/asa dial

Where did I test the camera and which film did I use?

  • on the streets of Amsterdam with really expired HP5 with a scratch on the roll and an expired Fuji C-200 color film roll

Background story?

  • One of the rangefinder like the canonet 28. But this rangefinder is smaller.

Handling of the camera

  • The Canon is not an all weatherproof camera, but a bit of rain won’t hurt the camera. Just make sure to dry the camera on time. Reflections are awesome to shoot after it has rained.

Here are a couple of individuals snapshots I have taken with the Canon Autoboy II in November 2020. I have to say there’s nothing wrong with this camera if the purpose is to point and shoot.  As a matter of fact, this camera is a nice street photography camera and would even be a better camera if the ISO could be set manually.

And a color filmroll Fuji C-200

Pros

  • Compact
  • Rangefinder
  • ASA iso setting
  • nice fixed lens
  • 2.8 lens
  • use of LR44 battery

Cons

  • bit of an odd focal length 38mm
  • too simple to use (point and shoot)
  • not a LEICA

Contact me if you like more information about this Mamiya 135 or if you want to buy this Mamiya rangefinder camera by comments or email, please!

PRICE: €75

ex. shipping

Happy shooting and keep it analog


I have to admit I got a little bit of a problem called: G.A.S (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) I have been collecting analog cameras for quite a few years now, should be a decade or so. I am trying to overcome my problem and will sell the majority of my collection and keep just a few cameras. But before I sell a camera I have the urge to test the camera and write a little review (or maybe ask one of my fellow club members to do so).

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