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Mamiya C330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the flash and viewfinder. The shutter and value for money are also mentioned favorably. The responsiveness and portability get less positive comments, and comments about the size and exposure are mixed.

lens, value for money, shutter, viewfinder, flash

portability, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Mamiya C330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 43 reviews)

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Mamiya C330

 

I have been a professional wedding and portrait photographer for 40 years and up to 8 years ago, when I went digital, I had always used Mamiya C220 and C330 cameras. The main reason for my loyalty was that the twin lens Mamiyas were always completely...

Nearly everything.

nearly nothing

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Mamiya C330

 

I bought a Mamiya C2 in April and C330 in December, and have used them with Mamiya-Sekor 180mm Super, 80mm, 65mm and (briefly, before its iris diaphragm stuck permanently) a 105mm lens, and both waist-level and pentaprism finders. Both cameras a solid...

Practical design, robust. Excellent optics Wide range of well-designed accessories Bellows for extreme close ups (nearly 1:1 macro using the 55mm lens). C2: extremely simple and reliable design. C330: well thought-out improvements to the original...

C2: only one: frame-advance lever can be inadvertently triggered when winding the focus knob. This causes the frame spacing to be messed up. C330: no real weakness except greater complexity of interlocks. These interlocks are, though, well designed...

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Mamiya C330 - (Medium Format)

 
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Consumer review by:

Mamiya C330

 

The Mamiya C330f or C330s is a delightful camera to use when working slowly and thoughtfully. Sparkling results from modern day films and recent blue dot lenses. I use the 80mm lens the most and it yields beautiful results in colour and black and...

Good quality standard 80mm lens with quiet Seiko shutter system. Well built and quirky. Available at good prices but need to have a look at it first. Has a lot of accessories to make the camera more versatile for different types of photography. Cheaper...

Not for sports and fast work. Parallax on lens due to the 5cm distance between taking lens and viewing lens. Light tight lining on the rear lid deteriorates but is relatively easy to renew. Lenses can suffer from mould and other types of decay.

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Mamiya C330

 

This is going to be different from the other reviews. I started out in medium format with an old Rolleiflex C I gont in '73. The reuslts so amazied me that I used it in tandem with 35mm. A tele Rolleflex came next then a wide mutar on the C for wider...

-Interchangeable lenses, all leaf shuttered: great for flash -Less expensive than Rolleiflex or any other MF SLR -Good flexability -Lenses yield good quality

-Large and heavy compared to a fixed lensed TLR -Safeties and interlocks makes for a complicated TLR compard to others -Use of a bellows cleaver way to keep lenses fairly small, but over time can tear if treated roughly -Lenses good, but cannot compare...

Consumer review by:

Mamiya C330

 

I wrote an earlier review of the camera. After writing that one, I missed my Mamiya's, so went to EBay and bought a mint in box C220f, the last model made, and a C330s mint in box--along with a few lenses. I've discovered these later models,...

VERY solid, though lighter in weight than older C models. Ability to change lens sets (the main strength). Large, easy to adjust controls--not fiddly. Ability to change from 120 to 220 almost instantly. Straight film patch aids flatness. Brighter...

Still a relatively heavy camera, especially compared to today's plastic digitals and 35's. No auto functions--though this can be a strength also. No built-in meter, same. Can't buy film at every corner drugstore, or get it developed there, either. Only...

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Mamiya C330

 

The Mamiya C330 is a fine pro. camera even in the digital age. For the quality image you get compaired to the price you pay, you cannot beat it. It is easy to use, the lenses are very good,I have a "Bright Screen" view finder on mine so it is easy to...

Very good build, very good low price, plenty in the used market, a lot of shops repair them but I have not needed any repairs.

It is a little heavy, but not a problem for a bug guy like me.

Consumer review by:

Mamiya C330

 

I have a c33 which is the older version. I love the camera, It is Much Much lighter than my Rb67 if you want to complain about weight lug that around. The c33 is durable, rock solid and very reliable. I have yet to have it foul up on me when I needed...

Not very expensive, solid and reliable. it isn't that heavy and a joy to carry around. Plus the strange looks you get with it are a novelty

6x6 format has to be cropped. I like 6x7 although many people especially hasselblad users love 6x6. not alot of lens selections or accessories and Watch out for parralax

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Mamiya C330

 

It's a great camera system. Certainly the least expensive way to get into an interchangable medium format reflex camera of real professional quality that I now of. The C220 is much lighter than the C330, and for landscapes it is just as usable. I have...

excellent optics extremely versatile purely mechanical extremely well made and dependable

no infinity stops

Consumer review by:

Mamiya C330

 

This carry is great if you accept the fact that it's enormous and weird to get used to.

80mm super lens. if you shoot close- ups of people this is great. it seem to be as sharp as anything out there. flash synch at all speeds at a reasonable price.

Paralax, reversed viewing image, 5000lbs,

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: No
Built In Flash: No
Data Back: No
DX Coding:Not Applicable
Exchangable Lens: No
Exposure Regulation:Not Applicable
Motor: No
Panorama: No
Red Eye Reduction: No
Water Protection: No

General Features

Compact / SLR:SLR
Film Format:Rollfilm

Lens

Bifocal / Zoom: No
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