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| p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Mirex TS Adapter for Hasselblad and Mamiya 645 lenses |
So just to clarify, you feel the Mamiya lenses are sharper than the 17+24 TSE or the other way round?
I said, "the TS-E 17/4L and 24/3.5L II which are absolutely fabulous lenses, but not better than the Mamiya lenses."
I could have added "nor are they worse".
IMO, and in my personal experience, the Canon TS-E 17/4L, 24/3.5L II, and Mamiya M645 C 35/3.5N, 55/2.8N, 80/2.8N, 80/4N Macro, A 120/2.8 Macro, A 150/2.8, A 200/2.8, and A 300/2.8 APO all have excellent IQ, as good as or better than any of their highly regarded peers, old and new.
The TS-E 17/4L has some compromises in performance at large movements, but the fact that it actually exists at all is almost a miracle. At small movements, nothing else at 17mm or so comes close to it . The Nikkor 14-24/2.8 G ED AF-S might be a very worthy competitor, but I have no experience with it... yet.
The TS-E 24/3.5L II is incredible. It's one of the top three lenses listed above (TS-E 24/3.5L II, A 200/2.8 APO, and A 300/2.8 APO). OTOH, it's difficult to compare lenses of different focal lengths. In my books, they're either amongst the best, or they're not. All of the lenses mentioned above are amongst the best.
P.S. IMO, the Mamiya 150/3.5 N, 210/4 N, and 500/5.6 aren't so great.