Comment: 1000 DTL : LUSENET : Mamiya 35mm Cameras : One Thread

I recently bought a 1000 DTL. The meter doesn't work, but I think the camera could be used to break and anvil and would still take pictures. The 55 mm f1.4 lens is also incredible. I really have to get some prime lenses for my EOS to see if they are as good. They zooms certainly are not! I think I finally have a good casual astronomy camera.

-- Brad (, July 27, 1998


I also have a dtl1000 and to make the meter work leave the windind handle in the open or out position . I have used my camera for many years and have had excellent luck with this camera .

-- bruce (autonsu @yahoo . com), July 23, 2001.

The 1000 DTL was an excellent camera. And I have to agree that 55mm f/1.4 lens is spectacular! I still have the DTL body I bought new in 1968! The meters do have a tendency to be one of the first things to go. There are two excellent repair facilities that I know of that work on old Mamiya 35mm. One is UT Photo ( in California, and the other is Essex Camera in New Jersey (

If you're interested in other Mamiya 35mm, you can check out my web site at

-- Ron Herron (, July 25, 2001.

I've been collecting and using Mamiya 35 mm cameras for quite some time now, mainly the NC 1000 and NC 1000 S models.

Recently, I got myself also a 1000 DTL with the 55 mm 1:1.8 lens and I really enjoy using this camera. Everything works perfectly and feels extremely solid.

I also added a separate page to my website dedicated to this camera. And there is also information on a variety of screw mount lenses which fit this camera.

Mamiya NC Series Homepage


-- Roland Stauber (, July 27, 2002.

If you have not checked out Roland's site (see answer above), you should. It's one of the best personal Mamiya sites I've seen. Even makes me want to redo mine (!

-- Ron Herron (, November 18, 2002.

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