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Mamiya 7 II

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The Mamiya 7 II is a medium format 6x7cm rangefinder camera with interchangeable leaf shutter lenses. It is "The Ultimate 6x7 Rangefinder", virtually no bigger than the top 35mm SLRs. Quiet, compact and lightweight, the Mamiya 7 II has a built-in Aperture Priority A/E meter with fully manual exposure capability. This allows one to create incredibly detailed 6x7cm "Ideal Format" images with ease. A panoramic adapter accessory can be used for true 24x65mm panoramic images. The precision rangefinder is ideal for quick, accurate focusing, particularly in low light situations.

The Mamiya 7 II offers double exposure capability and choice of black or champagne finish with a restyling over the original Mamiya 7 model. It uses all Mamiya 7 lenses including the latest 50mm f/4.5 superwide lens with optical finder and 210mm f/8 with optical finder.

Mamiya 7 II Specification

6 x 7 format rangefinder with interchangeable lenses

6 x 7cm (56 x 69.5mm with 120/220 roll film)

Optional interchangeable panoramic insert mask
(24 x 65mm with 35mm roll film)

Electromagnetic full flash synch lens shutter
4 sec. - 1/500 sec., B
X synchronization at all speeds
Hot shoe
Self cancelling self timer
Double exposure capability

Built-in metering
SPD sensor in finder
range:  EV3 (f/ @ 2 sec.) ~ EV18 (f/22 @ 1/500 sec.) with 80mm f/4 lens at ISO 100
Film Settings:  ISO 25 ~ 1600
Exposure Corrections: +/- 2EV in 1/3 step via Compensation Dial
Aperture Priority AE or manual metering modes

Rangefinder coupled
Automatic parallax compensating
Automatic bright line selection (65mm, 80mm, 150mm)
Readout shutter speed LED indicator
Separate ultra-wide optical finder supplied with 43mm or 50mm lens

One 6V PX28 alkaline silver oxide or lithium (4SR44, 4LR44 or 2CR1/3 lithium) battery 

159 x 112 x 123mm (6.2 x 4.4 x 4.8")
1210 g. (2.6 lbs.) with 80mm lens

Lenses Specification

Mamiya lenses are designed and built for today’s foremost photographers who expect their equipment to provide both outstanding and distinctive results.

Engineers at Mamiya have developed rigorous performance criteria for each lens design. No detail is overlooked. No test is omitted. The goal is technical perfection...The result is a series of lenses which have set the new world-standard of performance.

Each lens element is precisely polished and coated using Mamiya’s proprietary multi-coating process to increase light transmission, dramatically reduce flare, ensure crisp, clean whites and vibrant, yet natural colors.

Mamiya engineers and inspectors test continuously as the lens is assembled to insure flawless quality. The result is a lens designed so carefully, built so meticulously, that it consistently renders extraordinary performance.

It is Mamiya’s unique balance of extreme sharpness, brilliant contrast, accurate and consistent color fidelity and overall high performance that captures the imagination of contemporary photographers who choose Mamiya to express their personal visions.

Among today’s community of world famous photographers, Mamiya lenses have established themselves as the new benchmark by which others are measured.

More Information

The Mamiya 7 II. The World’s Most Quiet, Light, and Compact 6x7.

Mamiya Rangefinder Cameras

Following a tradition of over 50 years, Mamiya offers fast handling, compact medium format rangefinder cameras, now with interchangeable state-of-the-art optics and built-in metering. Rangefinder cameras have always been the classic choice of photojournalists and travel photographers who demand a near silent, light weight, fast handling camera that shows continuous, unobstructed viewing of the subject and the area around it.

Mamiya 7 II - The ultimate 6x7 rangefinder
At last, photographers have the creative freedom to express themselves with incredibly detailed, ideal format 6x7cm images or 24x65 panoramic format, using an elegant, silent, fast, versatile and lightweight rangefinder camera that sports six ultra-high performance lenses from 210mm telephoto to 43mm superwide.

Rangefinder Design
The camera design offers fast, easy and accurate precision rangefinder focusing, ideal even in low light situations. Fully coupled, with auto indexed and parallax corrected frame lines for four state-of-the-art lenses that are the pinnacle of modern optical design. The Mamiya 7 II’s rangefinder design also eliminates noise and vibration of typical SLR mirror movement, and coupled with Mamiya’s own silent and precise electromagnetic shutter, allows for quiet and unobtrusive work in any situation. You see the subject at the moment of exposure - without missing a heartbeat. Ideal for photojournalists and all candid photography.

6x7cm - The Ideal Format
The 6x7cm format is nearly 5 times larger than ordinary 35mm format. 6x7 is called the ideal format because it enlarges to standard 8x10" paper size with almost no cropping, thereby using virtually the entire image area. Professionals will find art directors and clients appreciate the large, detailed 6x7cm format over others.

35mm Panoramic Adapter Kit
The Mamiya 7 II are designed to take 35mm film cassettes when the optional panoramic kit is inserted. It yields spectacular 24x65mm images, an aspect ratio of 1:2.7. The optional 35mm panoramic kit consists of a panoramic film mask, a cassette holder, film take-up spool and rewind crank set. It is easy to attach and remove.

Automatic and Manual Control Metering
The Mamiya 7 II also have convenient and accurate built-in aperture priority AE (with 1/6 step increments), or completely manual metering with LED readouts. In both modes, +/-2 exposure compensation in 1/3 steps is possible. The AE system is able to provide excellent exposures for virtually any lighting situation, even with high contrast subjects. An AE lock is provided to give the photographer final exposure control. All shutter speeds can also be set manually on the camera’s shutter speed dial. In this mode the exposure meter can still be utilized by observing the LED readouts along the bottom edge of the viewfinder. Exposure compensation from +2 to -2 EV gives additional manual control to adjust for filters or to obtain certain desired effects.

"Dark Slide" Curtain for Changing Lenses
The built-in curtain, activated by a control on the bottom of the camera, permits lens change without fogging film. It locks if the lens is not securely attached to the body.

Polaroid Capability
Aftermarket manufacturers offer sophisticated, fiber optic plate Polaroid backs which can be installed in place of the roll film back door on the Mamiya 7 II and cameras by the photographer. Most photographers using this capability regularly find that dedicating a second body to the Polaroid back is the best method of operation, as the back door cannot be removed in mid-roll.


This highly specialized Close-up Adapter for the Mamiya 7II is used exclusively with the 80mm lens at a single distance of 10.8 inches from the front of the close-up lens. It has a collapsible framing device that attaches to the tripod socket of the camera for fast subject positioning, or copy work. When using the adapter, the 80mm lens must be set at 1 meter for correct focus. The adapter disassembles for easy storage or carrying.

Applications include photography of, small objects (e.g. Flowers, bottles etc...) or copy work. Cat. #215-039


Focusing distance:
10.8" (27.5cm)

Area Covered:
8.3 x 6.7" (210 x 170mm)



Filter thread:

640g w/case

Exposure factor:




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