FILM TESTED Mamiya M645 Medium Format Film Camera w 45mm f2.8 (180)
The Mamiya M645 is a perfect 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 an 8.25/10 cosmetically as it is used and has wear commensurate with age and all functions perform fine. There is some paint loss that you will notice if you look closely/zoom in on the pics.
The light seals for the film chamber 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. There is a band of desilvering in the prism which doesn't impact the picture taken with it but, is visible when composing with it. Also, some of the shutter speed numbers are well worn out on the knob for the prism as shown in the close-up picture of the knob.
It has one of the finest wide-angled 45mm lenses ever made as evidenced by the attached pictures taken with it. The lens includes a clear filter for protection and a lens cap. Yes, the lens is clear of fungus or separation, or haze.
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.