Film Tested Vintage Mamiya M645 120 Medium Format Film Camera w 55-110 f4.5 N Lens
The vintage Mamiya M645 is a perfect 120 medium format film camera for those desiring to move to medium format and want the convenience of an SLR. It takes 15 frames of 6x4.5 cm each. Mamiya makes their cameras with fine craftsmanship. Mostly made of metal. This camera is a 9/10 cosmetically as it is used and has wear commensurate with age and all functions perform fine. There is some paint loss as shown in the picture and one area where the leatherette is coming undone.
The light seals for the film chamber and the mirror foam have been replaced and film tested.
See attached photographs taken with it. It includes a metered prism which makes it ultra-easy to shoot with it. Press the white button on the right side of the metered prism and the LED lights up on the inside of the viewfinder on the right. Adjust your shutter and/or aperture till the LED turns green and you have the right exposure. It has one of the finest zoom lenses ever made - a 55-110mm that takes images you will swear to look as though they were taken with a prime lens. The lens includes a clear filter for protection and a lens cap.
The pro grip with a built-in shutter release trigger makes it ergonomically a charm to use as it allows balancing the camera in your hand much easier. The camera comes with a premium Optech Super Pro strap which I use for my cameras. It has a wide section for the neck area and has gel bubbles that prevent the strap from slipping. Given that it is an all-metal camera + lens, it weighs more than your typical SLR camera and the strap comes in handy for all-day shooting.