Mamiya 6 system

Discontinued

Mamiya 6

Medium format film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1989
Mount: Mamiya 6
Format: 56 × 56mm
Shutter type: In-lens leaf shutter

Mamiya 6 MF

Medium format film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1993
Mount: Mamiya 6
Format: 56 × 56mm
Shutter type: In-lens leaf shutter

Mamiya 6

Medium format film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1989
Mount: Mamiya 6
Format: 56 × 56mm
Shutter type: In-lens leaf shutter

Mamiya 6 MF

Medium format film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1993
Mount: Mamiya 6
Format: 56 × 56mm
Shutter type: In-lens leaf shutter

Mamiya 6 series cameras are products of the latest advances in opto-electronic technology of the time. They are highly versatile photographic tools perfect for many applications. With automatic or manual exposure, interchangeable lenses, ergonomic body design, and full flash synchronization at all shutter speeds, Mamiya 6 series cameras are ideal for professional and fine art photographers, as well as demanding amateur photographers.

High contrast, color balance, and resolving power of three dedicated Mamiya lenses with short flange focal distance incorporate the latest in lens technology of the time. Lenses provide exceptional image quality with a variety of subjects under any lighting conditions with applications from portraiture to landscape photography.

Camera lineup

Mamiya 6 mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 3
Wide-angle prime lenses
Mamiya G 50mm F/4 L6x6Mamiya 6
Standard prime lenses
Mamiya G 75mm F/3.5 L6x6Mamiya 6
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Mamiya G 150mm F/4.5 L6x6Mamiya 6

Pros of a rangefinder camera

  • Brighter viewfinder, easy to focus in low light;
  • Very accurate focusing;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Smaller than competing SLR cameras;
  • No mirror to cause vibration;
  • Virtually zero shutter lag;
  • No viewfinder blackout;
  • Smaller lenses.

Cons of a rangefinder camera

  • Parallax problems with nearby subjects;
  • Depth of field doesn't show in the viewfinder;
  • No rangefinder focus ability for 135+ mm lenses;
  • Separate accessory viewfinders are needed for (ultra) wide or telephoto lenses;
  • Lack of autofocus;
  • No macro lenses;
  • No zoom lenses.
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