Description of camera:

This camera is a 35mm coupled rangefinder camera manufactured by Mamiya in September, 1962. The meter which controls the auto diaphragm surrounds the lens. The camera was sold both as the Mamiya EE Merit and Super Merit and has a fixed 40mm f/2.8 Mamiya-Kominar lens, an automatic shot counter and four shutter speed settings: 1/30, 1/60, 1/125 and 1/250. This camera has a bright-line viewfinder which shows not only the picture area but also the meter needle, the aperture, three distance symbols for rangefinding and the word end to indicate the termination of the film. The Super Merit is distinguishable by a slightly wider, black-framed bezel around the front rangefinder window. Both versions were also marketed by Honeywell as the Honeywell Electric Eye 35 and 35R. Yet another version was sold as the Mansfield Eye-Tronic R. Mansfield was a division of Argus, Inc.


Description of Repairs Required:

  1. Light seals need replacing
  2. Glass in front of rangefinder window is broken and glass chips have fallen into camera works
  3. The shutter is sticking

Repairs Made

  1. Broken glass found in the bottom of camera when the bottom plate was removed. The glass was cleaned out - 12/04/06.
  2. Old light seals removed after being softened with denatured alcohol and scraped away with a wooden tool. New light seals installed - 12/05/06.
  3. Dissambly begun to free up sticky shutter and replace broken rangefinder window glass.