Mamiya-Six IV - manual help?

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  1. WhaleDaughter

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    Sunday morning I'll be picking up a functioning Mamiya-Six. It's the old folding style from the early 1950s. I'm very excited.

    I'm having trouble finding a manual (most searches for Mamiya 6 come back to the 1990s model). The Butkus site where I usually score manuals claims to have one, but rather than a pdf copy it's listed for sale at $45 plus shipping! That's more then 2/3 of what I'm paying for the camera.

    I think this camera is going to be different enough from what I'm used to that a manual would be extremely beneficial. Does anyone have or know where I can get a manual? I'm willing to buy one if there isn't a pdf copy available, but not for $45 (that just seems outrageous to me).


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    I would search for the camera and articles on it, and read those. It's not "too complex" a camera.
    Mamiya 6

    It looks like a simply wonderful machine to own.
     
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    Wrong Mamiya 6 ;-). I'm getting the older one.

    Mamiya Six


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    Great!
     
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    You don't need instructions.
     
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    I used to have one of these. It's not difficult. Focusing is done by turning the wheel on the back with your thumb. Set shutter speed and aperture with the rings around the lens. Then cock the shutter and shoot.
     
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    Hmm, odd that Butkus is not showing it online for free.
    Here is some basic usage notes -> MJ;i : Howto CAMERA/MAMIYA-6 ... you might have already found that link though.

    I have two of them on my workbench ... not ready for shooting yet.
     
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    I emailed Butkus and he sent me a digital copy. Looking forward to getting my hands on this camera.


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    When you get the camera ... grab a flashlight and check the bellows for any light leaks.
     
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    And repair with gaffers tape.

    trolololololololol
     
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    My bellows repair of a Mamiya 6:
    Mamiya
     

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