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Mamiya / sekor 1000 DTL

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-11-19

Mamiya/sekor 1000 DTL

Introduced in: 1968

Technical info

Lens mount: M42 mount
Shutter: 1/1000s to 1s plus a Bulb setting
Light meter: Through the lens (6% or Average, switch selectable) (ISO 25 - 3200)
Flash: X & FP sync connection (sync 1/60 sec)
Weight: 720g

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating + Sounds
Mamiya/sekor 1000 DTL


Farly good brightness and size.

Exposure meter (match needle)

See if spot or average light metering selected.

Shutter type:

Focal plane
Horizontal traveling cloth curtain.

Build quality:

Very solid and well built.
It also have a nice feel to it.


Uses M42 screw mount.
You can find hole range of old nice lenses for this.


This was the first SRL that have a light meter that can read spot (6%) or standard average.
Can easily change the metering with a switch and are very functional.
Build quality is very good and it have a nice feel to it.

Would like to have seen a mirror lock or if the mirror goes up first when you use the self timer.

Thumbs up:
All mechanical shutter
Build quality and feel
Good view finder
Spot or average light meter

Thumbs down:
No mirror lock

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