Awesome, well maintained camera that has seen little use if any in its life
9 May 2013
Summary: Watched and waited for a black mamiya 7ii, but this camera came along with the most desired 43mm lens and both looked as if they had never seen use. Camera and lens are crisp, well made, and have been extremely well cared for. Awesome camera!
Summary: This is the king of all rangefinders! I originally bought the Mamiya 7 and loved it so much that I decided to add a 7 II to my flock. The rangefinder is deadly accurate and the lenses are razor sharp. This camera offers AEL mode and the meter is somewhat of a spot meter. For the experienced artist, this camera has just the right amount of features to make every photo look great.
Summary: First off let me caveat my review by saying this is my first medium format camera and I am not a professional or close to one. That said, WOOOWWW!!! The images from this camera is nothing in comparison to anything I have ever taken. I am in the Nikon family, so I have used the FA, FE, F4, N80, F100 and D90. Did I say there is no comparison?
Summary: First of all, he answered my initial email extremely promptly about the possibility of arranging local pickup since we both live in Brooklyn. I ended up winning the auction and the VERY NEXT DAY he decides he will even go as far to drop it off at my place instead of me coming to his. Ok, so far - kind of amazing.
Summary: Mamiya 7 II is my big RF camera after Leica M6. It's a superb tool either for reportage and outdoor/studio stills. Unfortunately the lever handle that closes blind the back of the camera to let you change lens is made of weak plastic and very often breaks. To solve the problem I have made spare parts with hard 2mm polished BRASS that is very very easy and safe to replace by yourself!!
Summary: This is one of my all time favourite cameras ever. It is so light weight. You don't even hear it click when you shoot with it. It is so smooth. Now as for the results, I am truly amazed. The large prints I produced from this camera are all over my walls and client's walls. I shot using the 80mm lens most of the time .
Summary: This is one of my all time favorite cameras ever. It is so light weight. You don't even hear it click when you shoot with it. It is so smooth. Now as for the results, I am truly amazed. The large prints I produced from this camera are all over my walls and client's walls. I shot using the 65mm lens most of the time since I shoot landscapes with it. You don't need any other camera when you get this one if you're shooting landscapes.
Excerpt: This a beautiful camera and I love the quality of images it can take. It is a medium format range finder camera that is as light as many 35mm cameras so you can literally carry it all day without fatigue. Medium format cameras are usually bulky and feel as heavy as a brick ( or a couple of bricks!). As it is light you can handhold it to take pictures. Again most other medium format cameras would make your arms ache or shake too much and you would have to use a tripod.
Pros: High quality images suitable for dramatic enlargements, well made camera and a pleasure to use .
Cons: Could be difficult to use for a complete novice . Expensive though worth every penny .