Several years after selling off all my medium format equipment, I decided to start taking medium format transparencies. I looked around locally for some good Mamiya 645 equipment, but the well was very dry around here. Next stop, eBay.
I wanted a Mamiya 645 Pro TL. I found several packages from Japanese sellers, and opted for one from a seller in Tokyo. Included were:
Mamiya 645 Pro TL body with AE prism finder 3 film backs50-110mm zoom lens 45mm f2.8 W/A lens All four extension tubes 2x Mamiya teleconverter
The price for the package was $500, plus $30 shipping from Tokyo. Next came a number of lenses:
210mm f4 (new, with box)
120mm f4 macro
With the exception of the 210mm lens which came from a local camera shop closure, all came from Japan. The condition of every item was immaculate, and very conservatively graded. The glass is all extremely clean, with no haze, fungus, separation, etc. The only lens which was more than $300 was the 500mm, and it came in at $350. I know that many fewer folks are shooting medium format, but for those who still like the format, it's very difficult to beat the pricing.
Welcome to the forum. I have the basic Mamiya 645J and that was my favourite medium format camera.I do have a metered prism finder for it but I much preferred using the waist level finder. I still have the camera and a good selection of lenses but sadly I haven't used it for a long time.I do have an adaptor to use the lenses on my Canon EOS 5D.