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Mamiya 7 with Lenses for Sale

About ten years ago I purchased a used Mamiya 7 with two lenses, 65mm and 150mm, from an individual. At the time the through the lens (TTL) light meter did not work, and I did not bother to get it repaired - instead I determined exposures with a Pentax digital spotmeter that I already owned. I don't remember whether the person I bought it from gave me any other information as to whether the camera had been serviced while he owned it.

I have used the camera an average of probably 5 days a year since that time, and it has performed admirably every time I have used it. Using the Pentax spotmeter has resulted in exposures that have been spot on, and the rangefinder mechanism has given me perfect focus with both lenses. I often like to use a lens with a longer reach, so I recently purchased a used 210mm lens for the camera. The camera rangefinder does not accommodate that lens, so I also purchased a finder for the 150mm and 210 lenses that attaches to the top of the camera. It cannot be used for focusing, but it shows the frame for those two lenses. (The 150 can be focused using the camera's rangefinder - the 210 needs to be focused by estimating distances, as far as I can tell.) When scouting for compositions, it is handy to use just the viewfinder alone to see which of the two longer lenses is needed.

What follows are descriptions and photographs of the camera body, and of each of the lenses. I've also included a sample image taken with each lens. Note that there is no original packaging or paperwork for any of the items. The manual can be found online, and I will include a (well-worn) printout of the manual that I made long ago.


Each of the lenses includes the Mamiya rear cap, each in very good condition, and each includes the Mamiya lens shades, shown in the photographs. The 65mm and 210mm lenses include a Mamiya branded lens cap, both in well-used condition. I use third party caps having center-pinch release with both lenses - in particular, that allows me to  put the lens cap on the 65mm lens without having to remove the lens shade, which is a bit finicky to attach. I will include both the Mamiya and third-party lens caps, and each lens will be in a padded case, the 65 and 150mm in Lowepro cases, and the 210mm in a generic rectangular case.

The focusing on all three lenses is quite smooth! As stated previously, focus with the lenses seems to be right on, so I have not felt any need to send the lenses and camera in to have the focusing cams and camera calibrated. Careful inspection of the glass of any camera lens I own always seems to show a little dust or perhaps a small smudge, and these lenses are no exception. That said, I think a person would find the glass on these lenses to be in very good condition. The 210 is particularly pristine - I suspect it has seen very little use in its lifetime. I have attempted to photograph the front element of each lens the best I can, as well as the rear element of the 65mm. The rear elements of the 150 and 210mm are too deep to get photos of.

65mm Lens


Lens with shade:













Here you can see a small nick, the only cosmetic blemish on this lens:










Front element - the white speck to the right is part of the reflection:










Rear element:















Here is a sample image made with the 65mm lens:





















150mm Lens

















Here you can see some small cosmetic scratches on this lens:











Here is a sample image made with this lens:








210mm Lens







Here's the front element of this lens:



The 150/210 viewfinder:

Front element of the viewfinder:


Here is a sample image made with the 210mm lens:


Camera Body

As stated above, the through the lens (TTL) light meter does not work. However, one does see the shutter speed in the viewfinder when pressing the shutter button halfway down.

The body has minor scuffs and scratches, as shown in the pictures below. A cable release can be used to fire the shutter. I use a cable release regularly with the camera, and find the amount of pressure needed to trip the shutter to be somewhat high in comparison with the shutter release on my large format lenses. I don't know if this is normal for this camera or not. Included with the body are a strap and the cap shown. Here are some photos of the body:

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