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Re: [OM] OT: Mamiya 6/7 vs. Bronica 645

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: Mamiya 6/7 vs. Bronica 645
From: Chris Barker <imagopus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 21:41:28 +0100
Cc: Winsor Crosby <wincros@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I looked at the Fuji zoom last year Winsor.  It has a limited range
of focal lengths (55-90) and a pretty small max aperture (8
something).  Its autofocus is also, apparently, pretty slow.

I am impressed at the small size of the Mamiya 7, but you have got to
want that size of negative, with its attendant costs.  I am pretty
happy with the size and performance of the Bronica, for all its


At 10:06 -0700 26/10/02, Winsor Crosby wrote:

I did some checking on the web:

Bronica RF: Size:       145.6 (W) x 107.3 (H) x 64 (D) mm
Weight: 810g (body only, w/o batteries)

Fuji GA645Zi: Dimensions: 161.5(w) x 108.5(h) x 73(d) mm (6 3/8 x 4
1/4 x 2 7/8") (when lens is retracted).

Weight: 885g (31.22 ozs.) without batterie

Mamiya 7:    Dimensions:        Body - 159x112x66mm (6.3x4.4x2.6")
W/80mm - 159x112x120mm (6.3x4.4x4.7")
         Weight:        Body-920g (32.4oz.)
W/80mm-1.210g (42.7oz.)

So you can see the Fuji with lens is smaller and lighter than either
of the others.  I could not find any Mamiya 6 specs.  Interestingly
my Mamiya 6 folder feels just as heavy as Mamiya 7 with lens
attached. It is definitely not pocketable even folded.  None of them
will focus close enough for a tight head shot. 1 meter is about as
close as they get.
Winsor Crosby
Long Beach, California


C M I Barker
Cambridgeshire, Great Britain.
+44 (0)7092 251126
... a nascent photo library.

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