I would like to trade my Mamiya ZM and my Mamiya ZE-X and my MAMIYA "E" 50MM F1.7 MAMIYA "EF" 50MM F1.7 MAMIYA "E" 28MM F3.5 MAMIYA "E" 135MM F3.5......all mint
for either (2) DTL1000 or (2) TL 1000 or one and one and the equal quantity and focal lengths of correct Mamiya lenses for them.....(the auto mamiya-sekor--not the SX lenses) so in other words.... 2 cameras and 4 lenses for 2 cameras and 4 lenses.
Post by vintageslrs on Oct 6, 2007 15:12:02 GMT -5
When it comes to Mamiya......you have the market cornered ;D.
Have you given any thought to who gets the entire collection when you take leave of this world---(in about 50 more years I hope... ;)) It is something we all need to consider, if we wish to preserve Mamiya's (and all the other brands too) history and examples.
I guess I've always assumed my middle son, the photographer, is the one who would want them...although I doubt to use. He trained on film cameras and film darkrooms, but has been shooting digital now for years. His clients want it that way.
If no one wants them all, I imagine the three boys will take one or two as remembrances, and eBay (or whatever medium they use in 50 years ;)) the rest.
I might make it a stipulation to donate the instruction manual information (it's mostly digitized now) and any repair manuals to a local photo history group -- if anyone wants it.
Post by vintageslrs on Oct 6, 2007 18:45:24 GMT -5
You know Ron, you could consider starting a Mamiya museum....you could donate your cameras and lens, etc. to the organization...(possible tax benefits) with you as the president and caretaker for now....and then 50 years from now...appoint someone else to be in charge.
And compared to the space a car museum takes up...cameras would need very little space.....who knows, maybe food for thought.
I know someone who did that in Ypsilanti, MI for Hudson Motor Cars...they ended up having combined into the Ypsilanti History Museum....so it is not impossible to do.