It has been a while, but flea market season is here and analogue camera’s will be coming again soon!
I actually got this camera in return for a photo shoot. I got the Mamiya C2 twin lens camera. It is so pretty! just look at it.
I just lent out the camera to a classmate. I just took some photo’s from the internet. My own photo’s will be coming up soon.
The Mamiya C2 is a twin-lens reflex camera made between 1958 and 1962. It has interchangeable lenses ranging from 55 mm wide-angle to 250 mm telephoto. My camera came with two lenses: a 80mm lens and a 55mm lens. It also had a little lens hood for the sun. Which came in these leather pouches. So pretty!
It uses both 120 and 220mm film. You can buy 120mm film HERE. I actually don’t know if you can buy 220mm film. I don’t think so, but if you happen to know where you can buy it, please comment.
My camera has been of the previous owner of ‘Mien Ruys’ garden architects. The company was founded by Mien Ruys and she actually made the royal families’ gardens. This camera was hers’. The person who owns the company now agreed to give me the camera if they could get a group portrait for free. I couldn’t resist that offer.
I used the camera several times for some school projects, and I’m planning on using it some more in the future. It’s a really good camera. It doesn’t need any batteries and you can just pop in some 120mm film and you’re good to go. You do need a light meter to get a proper exposure with this camera. You can buy a digital one, but you can also buy an analogue one at a flea market or thrift store for a lot less. My Mamiya actually came with a small analogue light meter. It works pretty good. But using such an old meter is pretty risky. You never know if its broken. If you want to know for sure, use a cheap film and shoot it with correct exposures according to your light meter. you can check out the results and know if its OK. I also just found out there is a light meter app. Never used it before. But you should definitely try it out.
The camera is worth between 350 and 450 USD if its in a good condition.
That’s it. If you have any questions about this camera, just let me know by asking me on Facebook, twitter, a comment, or e-mail.
Have a nice day!