Mamiyaflex II – 1952

Mamiya’s second twin-lens reflex camera was released on the heels of their first in 1948.

This wonderful camera came to my collection recently and for the most part, it works. The shutter does fire sometimes and the focus appears to be spot on. It will get a good cleaning (shown here with decades of dirt and grime) and I have some era specific leatherette for it coming from Japan. I think the shutter just needs some minor lubrication to get it sounding right as rain.

Overall I’m very happy with the camera. The taking lens is pretty clean with only a few dust specs and some internal dirt (not mold) spots. that will be easily cleaned once the lens is removed. Not much in the way of corrosion on the external metalwork so that’s always a good thing. I hope to post some follow-up pics after it gets refreshed. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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