Mamiya MSX500Film Camera

Mamiya MSX500

  • Camera Type for Mamiya MSX500


  • Film Type for Mamiya MSX500


  • Manufacturer of Mamiya MSX500


  • Origin Country of Mamiya MSX500


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Mamiya MSX500146 x 92 x 43 mm
  • Camera Weight for Mamiya MSX500780 g
  • Camera Build Material for Mamiya MSX500Metal


  • Camera Focus Mode for Mamiya MSX500Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Mamiya MSX500Split Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Mamiya MSX5001 sec – 1/1000 sec
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Mamiya MSX50025 ISO – 1600 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Mamiya MSX500Manual
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Mamiya MSX500TTL center-weighted metering
  • Camera Viewfinder for Mamiya MSX500Pentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Mamiya MSX500Interchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Mamiya MSX500M42 screw mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Mamiya MSX500Mamiya/Sekor 50mm f/2 is a common lens for the Mamiya MSX500 Mamiya/Sekor 50mm f/2Mamiya/Sekor 55mm f/1.8 is a common lens for the Mamiya MSX500 Mamiya/Sekor 55mm f/1.8
  • Camera Flash for Mamiya MSX500Mamiya MSX500 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Mamiya MSX500Lens hood is a common accessory for the Mamiya MSX500 Lens hoodTripod is a common accessory for the Mamiya MSX500 TripodExtra batteries is a common accessory for the Mamiya MSX500 Extra batteries


  • Camera Battery Type for Mamiya MSX500LR44
  • Battery Life for Mamiya MSX500Approximately 1 year with normal use
  • Battery Replaceable for Mamiya MSX500Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Mamiya MSX500
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Description for Mamiya MSX500 Description for Mamiya MSX500

The Mamiya MSX500 is a 35mm SLR film camera produced by Mamiya in the 1970s. It features a sturdy and durable metal body with a classic black finish. The camera is equipped with a Mamiya/Sekor CS 50mm f/2 lens, which delivers sharp and clear images. The MSX500 offers a fully manual shooting experience, allowing photographers to have full control over their exposure settings. It has a built-in light meter that provides accurate exposure readings. The camera also has a through-the-lens (TTL) metering system, which ensures accurate metering in various lighting conditions. The MSX500 has a reliable and smooth film advance mechanism, making it easy to advance to the next frame. It has a bright and clear viewfinder, making it easy to compose and focus your shots. Overall, the Mamiya MSX500 is a reliable and versatile film camera that is perfect for photographers who prefer manual control and high-quality images.

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The MSX500 is compatible with Mamiya/Sekor MSX lenses, allowing photographers to expand their lens collection. It has a hot shoe for attaching an external flash, as well as a PC sync socket for connecting a flash unit. The camera uses a standard 35mm film format and can accommodate film speeds from ISO 25 to ISO 3200. It has a self-timer function, which is useful for self-portraits or group photos. The MSX500 requires two LR44 button batteries for power, which are readily available. It is a reliable and durable camera that is suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers.

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Description for Mamiya MSX500 Pros and Cons for Mamiya MSX500

Reliable and durable construction

Interchangeable lenses for versatility

Accurate light metering for proper exposure

Manual focus only

Limited exposure control options

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Description for Mamiya MSX500 Potential Problems and Fixes for Mamiya MSX500

Light Meter Failure

The light meter on the Mamiya MSX500 is known to fail over time due to age. Regular check ups and maintenance can help prolong its life.

Shutter Speed Inaccuracy

The shutter speed on the Mamiya MSX500 can become inaccurate over time. It's recommended to regularly test the shutter speed and have it serviced if necessary.

Lens Mount Wear

The lens mount on the Mamiya MSX500 can wear down over time, especially if frequently changing lenses. Regular cleaning and careful handling can help prevent this.

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