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MAMIYA C3 Professional (1962-1964)


- Medium format TLR, Twin Lens Reflex camera.

- 120 film, 6x6 square format;

- Interchangeable Lens-Shutter assembly: accepts all Mamiya C-series TLR lenses

- LENS-SHUTTER ASSEMBLY: Long Focal 135mm f/4.5 Mamiya Sekor blue dot, suitable for portraiture, commercial and art photography. This particular model has a non click stop aperture ring.

- Manual cocking of the shutter with cranck lever.


The C3 Professional is part of the MAMIYA C series of professional level TLR cameras which offers high quality optics, interchangeable lens-shutter assembly, and bellows focusing for extreme close range photography.


The interchangeable lens-shutter assembly system offers two major advantages over most standard TLRs: 

-The shutter is part of this assembly and is therefore completely separate from the camera. This means a faulty shutter, the weakest part of a camera, can easily be dealt with by swapping the lens, allowing you to continue working on your project without disruption. The faulty lens/shutter assembly can then be sent for repair,  while you keep on using the camera with other lenses.

- The same TLR camera can be used for studio portraits or fashion photography, and wide angle photography, say for wedding or corporate group shots. 


Included with the camera:

  • New strap.
  • Original front lens cap.
  • Cable release.
  • 3x SR44 batteries (for the exposure meter of the Kiev 88)



Professionally serviced and film tested.

In very good general cosmetic condition with minor signs of careful use. 

What we've done:


  • Body stripped down and deep cleaned.
  • Focusing screen in good condition, showing minor signs of use.
  • Mirror cleaned and in great condition.
  • New light seal fitted.
  • Film advance and exposure counter are accurate.
  • The bellows is in great condition.
  • The focusing movement is very smooth.

Lens and shutter assembly:

  • Lens assembly stripped, cleaned, re-lubricated and adjusted.
  • Overall condition:  good, no fungi,haze or separation were present on both lenses.
  • Viewing lens:  good. with some circular cleaning scratches.
  • Taking lens: very good, with some circular cleaning scratches. Still capable of producing crisp sharp pictures (see attached photo of our own test).

Copal Shutter: Shutter serviced, cleaned and lubricated.

Functions: All tested using a real film FOMAPAN 200 fully processed (see attached photo gallery)

Mamiya C3 PDF manual available here at

Kiev 88 TTL meter pentaprism manual available here.

This camera is covered by our 90 days full guarantee, please read.


MAMIYA C3 Professional & 135mm f:4.5 and Kiev 88 TTL Prismatic Meter Viewfinder

SKU: SN218552/625071-697
  • Should your camera fail within the guarantee period, we promise to fix it, replace it with an identical or similar camera or to offer you a refund. This is subject to Terms and Conditions, as set out below.

    More importantly, our guarantee is a guarantee of quality:

    • Your camera has been serviced, as described to you upon purchase. We promise that the work described has indeed been done, and that your camera will function as it should (taking into account any flaw as described below)

    • We promise to describe any known flaw or fault.


    What our guarantee covers:

    -Any fault or breakdown of the camera arising after purchase, that was not previously described at the time of sale, subject to the exclusions set out below.


    What our guarantee does not cover:


    - Any fault or flaw that was described at the time of purchase.

    - Accidental damage, wear and tear, You are advised to keep your camera protected when not in use, to avoid damage from sand, dust, loose items in a bag. Remember your film camera is not at all as impervious to dust and water as your digital equipment.

    - Damage due to poor handling of the camera. We strongly advise you to become familiar with the instruction manual.

    - Cosmetic damage

    - Any attempt to repair the camera by anyone other than us (be that the owner or any third party, including professional camera repair services not associated with us) will void the guarantee. We will not be liable for the cost of any repair carried out by any unauthorised person. more ....

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