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Welcome Mamiya Collectors!
The Purpose of This Site
This site began over twelve years ago from
my personal interest in old Mamiya 35mm cameras. It's come a long way
since the original site, which was a simple listing of Mamiya 35mm camera
Mamiya (Japan) provided a few valuable photo references for the early
site, for which I sincerely thank them. However, they simply didn't have
production references available any more.
I've been collecting Mamiya 35mm cameras for more than 45 years, and finally
realized my own efforts had uncovered a great deal of data. So, this web
site was born!
Of one thing I am certain. You will find
information here about Mamiya 35mm cameras you will not find anywhere
Tsunejiro Sugawara (left) and
Seichi Mamiya (right); c.May 1940
The company was founded in May 1940,
by engineer Seichi Mamiya (pronounced ma-MEE-yah) and businessman Tsunejiro
Sugawara (pronounced su-ga-WAR-a) as Mamiya Koki Seisakusho.
Click here for more Mamiya history!
Mamiya Instruction Manuals
Instruction and service manuals for Mamiya
35mm cameras are increasingly difficult to find. There are few other online
sources as dedicated to the quality available
Mamiya Lens Pricing
The results of my ongoing lens pricing study
can be seen on my Lens
Auction Prices page.
My first Mamiya camera. The Mamiya/Sekor
1000 DTL, c. July 1968.
Mamiya Camera Pricing
I receive many requests for appraisals on
old Mamiya cameras (and many other camera models, for some reason).
I'm sorry, but it is just not a service I offer. Collecting
them is my only connection with vintage Mamiya prices. Plus, I truly believe
every seller needs a buyer before their camera has anything more than
a sentimental value.
The value of any vintage camera is always
the price agreed upon by a seller and a buyer at any given moment in time!
However, I've followed sales and auctions for a long time, and can give
an accurate average price for each model from my notes (I only
track those in good condition). So, I have tried to answer value questions
on my Auction
Mamiya Transfers Camera Division
On September 1, 2006, Mamiya transferred its entire
Optical Equipment Division to Cosmo Digital Imaging Company, Ltd. The
new enterprise was named Mamiya Digital Imaging.
Read the September 2009
Shutterbug Magazine review of the
Mamiya DL28, a stunning 28-megapixel medium-format digital camera that
can also shoot film!
* Price references listed are derived from
several published sources, including McKeown's Price Guide to Antique
& Classic Cameras; McBroom's Camera Bluebook; online pricing
subscription services; and my own extensive experience. For reasons discussed
on the listing pages, actual buy-or-sell prices could vary considerably
from the listing averages, and the table should be used only as a benchmark of