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Mamiya Battery Compartment for 645AF

B&H # MACB645AF Mfr # 211-744
You Pay: $69.00

This is the replacement Mamiya battery holder for the Mamiya 645 AF camera body.

It holds 6 "AA" batteries (not included)

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MamiyaBattery Compartment for 645AF
 
2.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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    (3)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)
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        2.0

        A necessary evil

        By Peter

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mamiya Battery Compartment for 645AF:

            I use this for my Mamiya 645af medium format film camera and it works great...until it falls apart and I have to buy a new one.

            The build quality is literally like something out of a gumball machine. Besides the flimsy construction, when it's placed in the grip of the camera, it's easy to accidently flex it a little with your hand -- no doubt hastening its eventual demise. My new approach is to put some gaffer's tape over the battery compartment to try to minimize this. We shall see.

            The one positive about the case is that they are still making them -- so even though it isn't very durable, it's easy to replace when you need to. When you are shooting an older film camera this is something to appreciate.

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            5.0

            Reasonable price, quality replacement...

            By dperry

            from Boston, MA

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                • Replacement

                Comments about Mamiya Battery Compartment for 645AF:

                The batteries corroded on the original battery compartment. This is an excellent replacement for the original.

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                5.0

                Necessary but prompt

                By GW

                from Flagstaff, California

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mamiya Battery Compartment for 645AF:

                    Even though this is just a basic replacement part, I wanted to get a backup battery compartment. The battery compartment itself does not have the best design but Mamiya does not have options for this unfortunately.

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                    1.0

                    Terrible design...

                    By Jim the runner

                    from Los Angeles , CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Comments about Mamiya Battery Compartment for 645AF:

                          We've been replacing ours at least once a year and ... well just plain stinks!

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                          1.0

                          this produst stinks

                          By Giovanni in Sunny Miami

                          from Miami, Florida

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                              • You have no choice

                              Comments about Mamiya Battery Compartment for 645AF:

                              Unfortunately it is a necessary evil if you own a Phase one camera. This is the weakest link in the chain. I can NOT believe that a company as fantastic as Phase One doesn't fix the problem of the cheaply made battery compartment on their cameras.
                              I have 3 back ups and never had this many back ups for any of my equipment. This thing is way over priced and Phase One should give them away to their customers until they fix the problem of the never ending breaking battery compartment.

                              You have no choice but to have many of these things if you are going to do a job with a 645AF camera.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Lousy design, but you have to have them

                              By Eric

                              from Loveland, OH

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Short Battery Life

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Mamiya Battery Compartment for 645AF:

                                  I have had 3 of these things break in 4 years. The top and bottoms separate and the small connectors fall out. Also, the springs pressing the battery into position tend to compress and lose their springiness, creating weak or intermittent connections.

                                  All in all, the design purely stinks, but you have to have them ... no one piece cage exists so far as I know.

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                                  5.0

                                  A must have item.

                                  By Kelt 0901

                                  from Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

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                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Mamiya Battery Compartment for 645AF:

                                    For quick flat battery replacement.

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 10
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                                    • No

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