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I was sent a Mamiya 645 set from someone in excellent condition and was wondering if there are lens adapters for this set of lens to the EOS mount, the one infront of me is a "Mamiya Macro A 1:4 f=120mm M" lens? Can someone just point me in the right direction if there is one?

Thank you very much,
Matt



Feb 18, 2009 at 04:53 PM
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doubleohbro wrote:
I was sent a Mamiya 645 set from someone in excellent condition and was wondering if there are lens adapters for this set of lens to the EOS mount, the one infront of me is a "Mamiya Macro A 1:4 f=120mm M" lens? Can someone just point me in the right direction if there is one?

Thank you very much,
Matt


There's two different Mamiya 645 setups, the 645AF series and the M645 series. That appears to be the AF mount version, which cannot be adapted to other mounts (You can mount the lens via a M645 to EOS adaptor but you will have no aperture control due to the lck of aperture ring and electronic aperture control). The M645 lenses are usable on EOS with an adaptor as they have aperture rings and mechanical aperture activation.



Feb 18, 2009 at 05:00 PM
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Thanks for the response. The lens does have manual aperature. The other lenses that came with the setup are the "Mamiya Sekkor C 35mm 1:3.5 N", "Mamiya-Sekkor C 80mm 1:1.9 N", the 120mm mentioned above, and a 35mm 2.8 Mamiya Sekkor C. This camera doesnt have AF and the body just says Mamiya 645 Pro on it, no AF. So I think it may work with the adapter from fotodiox.com seen here:
http://www.fotodiox.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=4186



Feb 18, 2009 at 07:11 PM
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If the lenses are manual aperture, and it sounds like they are, they can be used with GREAT results on a Nikon, Canon or Leica SLR. The 80/1.9 and 120/4 are excellent (don't know the others). The 120/4 macro is reputed to be one of the best macros ever made. Just ensure that any lenses you buy are for the M645.

Use the Fotodiox PRO Mamiya - EoS adapters - the non-pros are junk. If you buy a Mamiya-Nikon adapter and then a chipped Nikon-Canon adapter you can get focus confirmation. It's the way I run with my 200/2.8 APO (Leica-like APO quality) and 150/3.5 C.

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Feb 18, 2009 at 07:44 PM
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doubleohbro wrote:
Thanks for the response. The lens does have manual aperature. The other lenses that came with the setup are the "Mamiya Sekkor C 35mm 1:3.5 N", "Mamiya-Sekkor C 80mm 1:1.9 N", the 120mm mentioned above, and a 35mm 2.8 Mamiya Sekkor C. This camera doesnt have AF and the body just says Mamiya 645 Pro on it, no AF. So I think it may work with the adapter from fotodiox.com seen here:
http://www.fotodiox.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=4186


Then you have the N version of the 120/4 APO Macro, which is indeed usable on EOS.

The confusion often comes because the AF version of the 120/4 Macro is a manual focus lens with no aperture info.



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doubleohbro wrote:
...a "Mamiya Macro A 1:4 f=120mm M" lens?


Matt,

I've got one of those too. It's a real beauty. It's one of the primo "A" series. Not that there's anything shabby about the "C" and "C N" series - they're also very fine. AFAIK, there are no "N" versions of the A 120/4 Macro M, A 200/2.8 APO, A 300/2.8 APO, and A 500/4.5 APO. I have the A 120/4 Macro M and A 300/2.8 APO.

You have one big pile of sweet M645 glass there. I also have the 35/3.5N and 80/1.9 (not N), as well as some others. I use the Fotodiox M645 to EOS adapters recommended by Conner99 on the A 300/2.8 APO with great results, with and without the M645 2x Tele-converter N. Most of the time, I use my shorter and smaller M645 lenses on a Mirex Tilt-Shift M645 to EOS adapter. For wider lenses, I often use shift (up to 15mm) for perspective control. For normal and longer lenses, I often use tilt (up to 10 deg) for controlling the plane of focus. You'll love them.

Jim

Here's some links you might find interesting.

Jafa Photography: http://www.jafaphotography.com/medium.html
John Lind: http://johnlind.tripod.com/mamiya/mamiyatext.html
Mamiya: http://www.mamiya.com/
Mamiya UK: http://www.mamiya.co.uk/
B&H list: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/FrameWork/charts/comp_mamiyamed_2.html
Mirex Mamiya Tilt-Shift adapter http://mirex-adapter.de/tilt_shift_adapter.htm

my postings on Mirex and M645
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/734115
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/727356
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/711581
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/700049/0#6362826
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/696092/0



Feb 18, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
Matt,

I've got one of those too. It's a real beauty. It's one of the primo "A" series. Not that there's anything shabby about the "C" and "C N" series - they're also very fine. AFAIK, there are no "N" versions of the A 120/4 Macro M, A 200/2.8 APO, A 300/2.8 APO, and A 500/4.5 APO. I have the A 120/4 Macro M and A 300/2.8 APO.


Actually, those are all N-only lenses, there's no C or S versions of them. The N lenses are the last series of Mamiya lenses and all of the APO lenses are N (IE they have N barrels and coatings which are the primary differentiation between N and earlier lenses). As far as I'm aware, the A only refers to them being APO designs, otherwise they part of the N series.



Feb 18, 2009 at 10:56 PM
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Cool. I figured that since some of the "A" lenses say "N" and others don't, that those that don't, aren't. You're certainly right that the 120/4 barrel is very similar, same grip texture and design as the labelled "N" lenses, and so is the 300/2.8 APO (I just hauled it out - what a nice lens).


Feb 18, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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I thought that I'd mention that the metal hood "Nikon HN-13 for 72mm polar filter" works extremely well with the A 120/4 Macro. The hood actually attaches to a lens with an 86mm filter thread - same as the Contax Metal Hood series, so I use stepup rings to get from the lens 67mm diameter to the hood 86mm diameter. I originally got the HN-13 for a Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 85/1.4 used on a crop body, and then replaced it with a Contax Metal Hood 4 when I went to full frame.


Feb 18, 2009 at 11:38 PM





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