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No More Cameras Wanted! I
have found the Mamiya Sketch (c.1959), Mamiya
35-II (c.1957), Mamiya Wide E (c.1959), Mamiya Mammy
(c.1953) and the curved-nameplate Mamiya Prismat SLR (c.1960).
My collection is complete!
Lens Auction Price Information! In
response to numerous requests, I began to research auction price averages
for the interchangeable Mamiya lenses that were used on all
Mamiya 35mm SLR camera models. You can visit my Mamiya 35mm SLR Lens
Auction Prices table to view this ongoing effort!
Reprinted Instruction Manuals, Service
& Repair Manuals, and other hard-to-find Mamiya 35mm information may
be purchased from this site. All proceeds help to fund site maintenance.
To see if that elusive data you have been looking for is already in
the collection, check out the Instruction
December 2003 My latest find is the very
rare Mamiya 35-I (c.1949), the first 35mm camera Mamiya ever
produced. The story of how I acquired it could fill a lot of space.
Suffice it to say that I had been outbid (by the same bidder and by
a considerable margin) twice, on the only other times I have seen
this model in auction. I did not want to lose a third time (the 35-I
is very hard to come by), and made it a holiday present to myself!
November 2003 The old Forum page is officially ended,
and deleted from the server to save bandwidth. I hated to see the
old page end, because there was some valuable dialogue there. But,
because it was set up "guestbook" style, it was just too hard to follow
the thread of any particular discussion, and even harder to maintain
(there were frequent "spam" or just-plain-revolting messages left,
and no way to police them). The new Forum
page is much better received, according to all the initial feedback!
October 2003 A New Forum page, designed to allow better
follow-up on specific Mamiya 35mm camera discussion threads, is started
as part of this site, offically replacing the old one that has been
in place for the past 21 months. Register
now (it's free) and post your Mamiya questions where they
may get international attention!
September 2003 To make them easier to find, direct links
to many of the many Mamiya Rangefinder models are added to the home
July 2003 Mamiya Japan provides information indicating
there were two prototype Mamiya SLR's that preceded the Mamiya
Prismat! Photos of both prototypes are available on my
June 2003 A visible reminder of our son's accident, the
hospital bed he has been forced to occupy at home since last October,
is removed. He still takes pain medication daily, and is likely to
for a considerably long time, but he is mobile and mentally alert,
and continues his long healing process. Our thanks to everyone who
has been keeping him in their continued prayers. God bless you!
May 2003 I am contacted by the irate owner of an image
appearing on my site. He is very upset about using his material
(and it was his, right down to the serial number on the lens)!
Now, I try to be meticulous about getting permission to use other
people's images, and that was true of this image. But I only thought
I had an approval, because the image did not actually belong to the
person who gave me permission! I immediately removed the image and
replaced it with one of my own (all's well now, as the upset reader
and I now have reciprocal links to our respective sites. I had a similar
experience when I spotted one of my images listed as an item for sale
in someone else's eBay auction (I had the auction halted by eBay)!
Never use someone else's image without written permission!
April 2003 After almost two years of research (which
continues still...I do not think it will ever end), this was the month
my Lens Auction Prices
page went live!
January 2003 Our son continues with his many grueling
sessions of rehabilitation therapy and I, perhaps to take my mind
off things, make a modest upgrade to this site, with many new additions.
December 2002 Our son does not leave the hospital until
the end of October, and has a visiting nurse who be coming through
the rest of December. My wife quits work, to tend to him. Needless
to say, there has been very little thought given to my camera collection
(or this site) for many months!
August 2002 Our youngest son is severely injured in an
automobile accident. It is a very scary time, and we almost
lose this young man. He spends a week in intensive care on a ventilator,
and then is transferred via ambulance to another hospital to be near
surgical specialists to care for his many injuries.
July 2002 This site is now one of the top responses for
Mamiya 35mm cameras in many search engines. Try it! Type Mamiya
35mm cameras into an advanced
Google search, and see what's listed!
June 2002 Links to two more Mamiya 35mm service facilities
that still work on Mamiya 35mm cameras were added. They are
Phototronic, in Topeka, Kansas and Cardinal
Repair, in Lansdale, Pennsylvania!
April 2002 I discover, almost by accident, that this
site is listed in well over 300 search engines, around the world!
February 2002 Major additions are made to the Instruction
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