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35mm SLR
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Mamiya ZM 35mm Film SLR Camera with Mamiya Sekor E 50mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Lens - Fully Functional


Here we have a very nice Mamiya ZM 35mm film SLR camera. It comes with the Mamiya Sekor E 50mm F/1.7 fast prime lens. It is in very nice condition and is ready to produce another lifetime of photographs.

This camera comes with new batteries installed, and a lens cap which is not pictured in the photographs.

The camera is cosmetically very nice and functionally perfect. Everything works as it should, including the light meter and aperture-priority auto-exposure shooting mode. All dials and knobs click into their detents as they should. The mount is pristine, and the film and battery compartments are very clean. The viewfinder is also quite clean, and the focus screen is in good condition.

The lens is in equally nice condition, cosmetically and functionally. It has clean glass, pristine optical coatings, and excellent external cosmetics. The aperture ring actuates as it should, and the aperture blades are snappy and responsive. The focus action is a bit sticky and loose, but the camera is being sold at a discount because of this. The mount is in great shape, filter threads a little dinged.

This fast prime lens is excellent for low-light shooting, given its fast aperture of F/1.7. It is, typical to Mamiya glass, a solid performer, producing great sharpness when stopped down. Mamiya's optical coatings are very good as well, resulting in punchy contrasty shots and minimal optical aberrations. The standard 50mm focal length is ideal for any kind of photography, from snapshots to street shooting, it can do it all.

The ZM is among the best Mamiya SLRs around, and gives the shooter access to enough pro-spec features to allow he or she to take nearly any kind of photograph. The shutter is very capable, the controls are exactly where you'd expect them to be, and the exposure meter is very accurate. It's a camera that's equally at home in the hands of a master photographer and a beginner alike.

It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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