In today’s world it is becoming increasingly difficult to find medium format film cameras, whether new or used, in both good condition and at an affordable price, without even considering weight. Our goal when we designed the Goodman Zone was to create a lightweight professional medium format camera offered at an entry-level price, ensuring that any photographer interested in trying out medium format photography for the first time could do so.
A truly modular system, the high-quality 3D printed Goodman Zone body is compatible with multiple lens and back options. At its base, the Zone was first built around the legendary Mamiya Press lens lineup and the RB67 Pro S back (the Pro SD is not compatible), as they were amongst the most affordable and easily accessible options, while still maintaining stunning image quality. We have since developed a helical adapter that allows you to mount many large format lenses, depending on its flange focal distance, and a proprietary 3D printed 6×6 magazine. Both the magazine and the adapter can be ordered as part of a full Goodman Zone setup, simply select them as extras on this page before heading to the checkout.
For those not comfortable with the method of zone focusing, we offer a 3D printed focusing screen that attaches to the body by magnets, allowing you to effortlessly switch between the back and the focusing screen. We also highly recommend the Goodfinder app; by mounting your smartphone to the top of the camera, the screen becomes the perfect substitute for a viewfinder and lightmeter. At the moment it is only available for iOS, but there are other suitable options for Android users.
For the photographers who dream of building their own camera, our DIY kit is the perfect solution. Fully-equipped with all the hardware pieces, self-adhesive skin, and 3D printed camera parts you will need, we eliminate the hassle of having to source your own tools; all you need is the kit, some time, and maybe a little patience. The Zone is fun and easy to assemble following along with our detailed tutorials found on our YouTube channel, and we highly encourage you to experience the joy of building your own camera while forging an ever-lasting bond with it, securing its special place in your camera collection.
Knowing that the idea of building your own camera can seem like a daunting task to some, or you simply don’t have the time to devote to such a project, we also offer a pre-assembled version. Once you have sourced your chosen lens, all you need to do is load the back with film, and away you go!
What makes the Goodman Zone so special is that it is both lightweight and durable, meaning you can take it with you anywhere you go, and being affordable alleviates the worry of possibly ruining a much more expensive camera, freeing your mind to focus on creating beautiful images.
With its multiple attachment points the Zone is also entirely customisable to your individual tastes. The basic kit includes a lens holder, a sport finder, and a cold shoe mount; you can then pick and choose from any of the other practical accessories designed by our team to make your Zone experience special.
We also highly encourage you to let your imagination roam and personalize your Zone to truly make a camera that is unique to you. We include a free self-adhesive inlay with each order, either in faux-leather or a carbon finish, or you can purchase a beautiful wood veneer. If you are especially crafty, we also offer our cut-out patterns in a downloadable format so that you can create any finish your heart desires.
Sample images shot with the Goodman Zone
Sample images shot with the Goodman Zone + Goodman 6×6 Magazine
Have a look on the assembly of the Goodman Zone medium format camera
BASIC KIT INCLUDES:
- 1 Goodman Zone camera body
- 1 lens holder
- 1 sport viewfinder
- 1 cold shoe flash mount
- sanding paper
- all the necessary hardware, tools and screws for assembling the camera
- self-adhesive carbon or faux-leather decor skin (optional, one of them is free of charge)
You can also purchase a pre-assembled body, meaning your camera will come in one piece and you only need to attach your lens and back. Once loaded with film, you’re ready to go!
The package does not include the lens or back. We do not sell lenses or the Mamiya RB67 Pro S back, however, our proprietary 3D printed Goodman 6×6 magazine is available for purchase.
Grip with shutter release cable holder knobs: The grip can be conveniently attached to either side of the camera body, and both knobs are capable of holding a shutter release cable that can be kept in place with small screws.
120 film holder grip with shutter release cable holder knobs: A thicker version of the original grip, big enough to stash a spare roll of film inside. As well, both knobs are capable of holding a shutter release cable that can be kept in place with small screws.
Pinhole board: If you would like to use your Goodman Zone as a pinhole camera, we offer a setup complete with a board and a professionally drilled pinhole plate. At this point, all you will need is a back, and we highly recommend you check out our proprietary 3D printed Goodman 6×6 magazine.
Pro flash mount with bubble level and smartphone holder: A professional version of the original flash mount, this is an element that has been specially machined for its high durability, designed to carry heavier weights. It can be used to mount your smartphone as an external viewfinder and light meter through the Goodfinder app (available on iOS only).
Shutter release cable holder: It attaches the shutter release cable to the camera body, cable is not included.
Side strap holder: This allows you to easily attach your own DIY side strap, or even a Fidlock design, rather than using complicated brass inserts found on many traditional medium format cameras.
Wood veneer inlay: Decorate your camera with a pre-cut genuine wood veneer inlay to give it a beautiful and unique finishing touch.
Goodman 6×6 Magazine: The MAG66 is a 3D printed camera back designed exclusively for the Goodman Zone camera. Similar to other medium format backs, the magazine accepts 120 film, has a frame counter window to keep you on track, and the film is easily advanced by the two rotating knobs on top. The dark slide moves smoothly, but is fixed in place so it cannot be fully removed, ensuring it won’t be lost or misplaced. As well, swapping the ground glass is a breeze as the magazine opens and closes like a door on its side hinge, meaning you don’t have to fully remove the back in order to compose and focus your images.
Goodman Focusing Screen: For those not comfortable using the zone focus method, we offer a focusing screen to help with focus and composition. It attaches to the body by the use of magnets, allowing you to effortlessly switch between the back and focusing screen. The holder is 3D printed and functions with tracing paper rather than glass, making it lightweight and affordable, all while being as sturdy as any other ground glass.
Helical lens adapter with Goodman Focusing Screen: Although the Zone was originally designed around the Mamiya Press lens lineup, the helical lens adapter gives you the freedom to use many other large format lenses, depending on its flange focal distance and front plate size.
The Goodman focusing screen is always automatically included with the purchase of the helical lens adapter, no need to order them separately.
The helical cylinder exists in different sizes:
- Base model: this will fit those lenses that has a minimum of 86mm and a maximum of 113 mm flange focal distance
- Long model: this will fit those lenses that has a minimum of 96mm and a maximum of 128 mm flange focal distance
To ensure you are purchasing the proper model, it is important to know the flange focal distance of your chosen lens. Please carefully read any literature pertaining to your particular lens and examine the sizes provided to precisely determine which helical adapter fits your setup.
The front plate is available in 3 different diameter holes: 25mm, 28mm, 30mm. If you need a different front plate size, please send us an enquiry at email@example.com, and we can 3D print one for your specific lens.
SIZES AND WEIGHTS:
- Zone Body: 110 x 74 x100 mm, 163 g
- Lens holder: 92 x 92 x 5 mm, 7g
- Sport viewfinder front part: 56 x 14 x 30 mm, 4 g
- Sport viewfinder back part: 56 x 11 x 22 mm, 3 g
- Flash mount: 56 x 17 x 6,7 mm, 4 g
- Grip main part: 37,7 x 37,3 x 74 mm, 33 g
- Grip top and bottom part: 29 x 29 x 24 mm, 2 x 10 g
- Pro flash mount: 56 x 47 x 15,5 mm, 10 g
- Shutter cable holder: 23 x 14,5 x 56 mm, 9 g
MAMIYA SUPER 23 (press) lens list:
- 50mm f/6.3 – 8 elements in 5 groups (Biogon type)
- 65mm f/6.3 – 4 elements in 4 groups (Topogon type)
- 75mm f/5.6 – 7 elements in 4 groups (Super-Angulon type)
- 90mm f/3.5 – 4 elements in 3 groups (Tessar type)
- 100mm f/3.5 – 4 elements in 3 groups (Tessar type)
- 100mm f/2.8 – 6 elements in 4 groups (Biotar type)
- 127mm f/4.7 – 4 elements in 3 groups (Tessar type)
- 150mm f/5.6 – 4 elements in 3 groups (Tessar type)
- 250mm f/8 (not rangefinder coupled)
- 250mm f/5 – 6 elements in 4 groups (Ernostar type)
- Mamiya RB67 Pro-s back (not the proSD)
- Goodman 6×6 Magazine
FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE ABOVE $190 USD!
Shipping cost for the Goodman Zone camera kit is $19 USD to anywhere in the world. Please note that these cameras are hand-crafted one at a time; after placing your order we will ship it within an estimated 30 days. Shipments are sent via DHL and a tracking code will be e-mailed to you for confirmation, packages typically arrive within 5-6 business days. Once expedited, we are not responsible for possible shipping delays, or hold-ups at customs, as these events occur independently of the company.
Expedited delivery is possible, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the case of mass orders arriving at once, such as during the holiday season, a delay in shipping can be expected. Should this occur, we will notify you by email.
A slight difference may exist between the image and the product itself. Such differences may be caused by the uniqueness of each element used in the production, as well as possible lighting changes when photographing each product.
Prices are net prices. EU orders will receive an additional 27% VAT on top of the listed prices.