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Mamiya TLR System Summary - Contents

Mamiya TLR System Summary - Title Page

Mamiya TLR System Summary
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0 Purpose
0.1 Caveats
0.2 Contributions
1 Models
1.0 General points
1.0.1 Focusing
1.0.2 Focus scale plates
1.0.3 Multi-exposure function
1.0.4 Shutter idiosyncrasies
1.0.5 Names and Dates
1.1 Mamiyaflex
1.2 C2
1.3 C3
1.4 C33
1.5 C22
1.6 C220
1.7 C330
1.8 C330f
1.9 C220f
1.10 C330s
1.11 C220s
1.12 C33 Modifications
1.13 Mamiya Flex PF
1.14 Brazilian Mamiyas
2 Lenses, General
2.1 Fittings
2.2 Lens hoods
2.3 Optical design
2.4 Lens coating
2.5 Shutters and flash synchronisation
2.6 Dating lenses (and bodies and accessories)
2.7 Focal length comparison
2.8 Filters
2.8.1 Plain
2.8.2 Polarising
2.8.3 Graduated
2.9 Self-timers
2.10 Infra-red focusing
2.11 Focusing discrepancies
2.11.1 Wrong film
2.11.2 Back incorrectly latched
2.11.3 Incorrectly mounted focusing screen / wrong magnifier correction
2.11.4 Incorrectly mounted lens
2.11.5 Distorted lens panel
2.11.6 Lens pair maladjusted
3 Chrome series lenses
3.0 Introduction
3.0.1 Seikosha-MX shutter
3.0.2 Seikosha-S shutter
3.03 Seikosha-SLV shutter
3.1 65mm f3.5
3.2 80mm f2.8
3.3 80mm f3.7
3.4 105mm f3.5
3.5 135mm f4.5
3.6 180mm f4.5
4 Black series lenses
4.0 Introduction
4.1 55mm f4.5
4.2 65mm f3.5
4.3.1 80mm f2.8
4.3.2 80mm f2.8 `S'
4.4 80mm f3.7
4.5 105mm f3.5
4.6 105mm f3.5 D & DS
4.7 135mm f4.5
4.8 180mm f4.5
4.9 180mm f4.5 Super
4.10 250mm f6.3
5 Lens handling, exposure compensation, parallax, and performance
5.1 Lens changing
5.2 Exposure compensation
5.3 Parallax compensation
5.4 Parallax correction
5.5 Lens performance
6 Accessories - Mamiya
6.0 Introduction
6.1 Paramender
6.1.1 Paramender, type 1
6.1.2 Paramender, type 2
6.1.3 Paramender, type 3
6.2 Grips
6.2.1 Grip holder
6.2.2 Grip holder with trigger
6.2.3 Multi-angle grip
6.3 Pistol grips
6.3.1 Pistol grip with cable release
6.3.2 Pistol grip, mechanical linkage, type 1
6.3.3 Pistol grip, mechanical linkage, type 2
6.4 Finders
6.4.1 WLF, Type 1
6.4.2 WLF, Type 2
6.4.3 WLF Magnifier
6.4.4 Magnifying Hood
6.4.5 CdS Magnifying Hood
6.4.6 Porrofinder (also known as `Porroflex')
6.4.7 CdS Porrofinder
6.4.8 Prism finder
6.4.9 Mirror Finder
6.5 Focus knob adapter
6.6 Clip-on Distance Scale
6.7 Film advance knob crank adapter
7 Focusing screens
7.0 Introduction
7.1 C330
7.1.1 Changing screens
7.2 C330f
7.3 C330s
7.3.1 Changing screens
8 Sheet film back
8.1 Single Exposure Backs
8.2 Polaroid film
9 Accessories and Conversions - Third-party and adaptations
9.1 Beattie focusing screens
9.2 Cokin filter mount
9.3 Brightscreens
9.4 Other finders
9.5 Maxwell screens
9.6 Long roll Mamiyaflexes
9.7 Sekonic L-208 light meter mounting
10 Data Tables
10.0 Introduction
10.1 Close-up Depth of Field Tables
10.2 Depth of Field Table, 55mm
10.3 Depth of Field Table, 65mm
10.4 Depth of Field Table, 80mm
10.5 Depth of Field Table, 105mm
10.6 Depth of Field Table, 135mm
10.7 Depth of Field Table, 180mm
10.8 Depth of Field Table, 250mm
10.9 Hyperfocal Distance Table
11 User hints
11.0 Introduction
11.1 Weight
11.2 Lens caps
11.3 Light traps
11.4 Front Element Converters
11.4.1 Video camera lens converters
11.4.2 35mm and digital format front element converters
11.4.3 General points on front element converters
11.5 Other 'Optics'
11.6 Front element exchanges
11.7 Film advance slippage
11.8 Flash Equipment
12 Published Sources
12.0 Sources referenced in preparing this document
12.1 Sources of manuals
13 On-line Sources
13.0 World-Wide Web Sites
14 Contributors
14.0 Who and What
15 Glossary
15.0 General medium format terms and acronyms
15.1 Mamiya TLR specific terms
16 Common Problems
16.0 Introduction
16.1 Shutter release problems
The shutter will not release unless the bellows is fully in (or out).
The shutter will not release.
16.2 Film advance problems
The camera advances all the film.
The frame spacing is uneven.
16.3 Focus problems
If you have routine problems focusing the camera, check:
Other focus problems
16.4 Sheet film backs

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