Source of Mamyia small parts

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  1. yellowjeep

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    EDIT: As usual I spelled some thing wrong in the title.

    Anyway

    I have a new project. A $10 C3. I don't know its exact condition but I do know that I am going to need a new crank and some kind of finder. KEH has some options for finders but they are all of the prism type and I think i would prefer a WLF.

    This could be a lost cause, but if it works out I will have a decent usable camera for little money if not I am out ten bucks, oh well. I am just looking for a source of parts and also any words of wisdom regarding the Mamiya TLRs would be great too.
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I suggest watching eBay for a broken C3 at low cost to salvage parts from.
     
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    ;)I think I may have bought the parts c3
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Another will be along momentarily. ;)
     
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    Yup. eBay.
     
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    yellowjeep TPF Noob!

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    Well I bought it from ebay so of course that was the first place I looked. I was hoping for something along the lines of what Greg Weber is to Konica.
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I once made a pinhole camera out of a broken C3. The viewing lens was
    a cheap enlarging lens. Focus movement of the front standard became
    a "zoom" of sorts. Worked fine.

    PS - there is a C2 parts camera on eBay right now (with waist finder).
     
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    Well I decided to cut my losses an just get a working camera. I just picked up a complete c33 for right around $120.

    I figured this would be the cheaper route because I could not find a decent deal on a lens (<$100) and the finder and are almost impossible. so I was going to spend well over $120 to have a working camera. Now I have a spare.

    Anybody know how long it takes to receive items from the UK? Its been along time since I have.
     

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