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Mamiya Universal Camera

Toronto. In its hey-day Mamiya made high end cameras – subminiature 16mm, 35mm, TLRs and medium format press cameras. At a recent PHSC auction the Mamiya Press Universal camera was in one lot. This version is a rangefinder model, with a few interchangeable lenses and backs.

Not as well known as the RB67 model, it is nevertheless an interesting version of a press camera. This model is part of the 23 series which initially had swings and tilts as well. The design is modular allowing the user to add various accessories to customize his/her camera.

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