In the shop today I’ve listed a classic from around 1970. The groundbreaking and somewhat historic Mamiya 1000 DTL 35mm SLR camera.
This one is the perfect camera for those who like (and are capable) of repairing early film cameras. I purchased this camera locally from the original owner last week and gave it a good cleaning and of course an inspection.
What’s great about this camera –
- The body is pretty nice and free of corrosion. It does have a dent on the top of the pentaprism, however.
- All levers, knobs, and dials work.
- It’s survived to the present day with all of its parts attached.
- The meter appears to work (it is active with a new A76 battery) but not tested for accuracy.
- The shutter fires and the film advance works and cocks the shutter. It has not been tested for accuracy.
- It has the original “D” rings for the neck strap.
What’s not so great –
- The mirror is in the “stay up” position. It does move freely by hand and may be an easy fix.
I’ve listed it as a camera that needs repair to fully function, or use it for parts to repair another, or for display in your vintage SLR collection. There’s lots of good parts here.
No etchings or engravings from the previous owner and no other damage or dents. I’d love to pass this nice camera to someone who has the time to repair it or is a Mamiya collector. It takes the “universal” M42 screw-in lenses so there’s no shortage of available quality lenses out there.
If you’re interested, further details and pictures can be found in my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (Etsy Pattern shop).
Thanks for stopping by! – Chris
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