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Re: Mamiya 645 lenses


On the 300mm f5.6 ULD, I got one recently and I think its pretty nice though nailing focus can be a little tough.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151708826839063&l=b466b95b93

I 3rd the others about the mirex though. It will let you do really neat things like this:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151718567749063&l=20fcde3d7a
(300mm)
or this:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/375731589/tft_panel_by_soulnibbler-d67p8cl.jpg?token=549e9719cdaa9c9a06c09f835d8a0427e62bd01d&ts=1374145814]
(55mm)
or this:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/375731317/study_meeting_by_soulnibbler-d67p851.jpg?token=91c1237e6dd255bafb30755719a7578e46c2d9b9&ts=1374145905]
(55mm)
or this:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/355953490/dirty_by_soulnibbler-d5vxbgy.jpg?token=a557f94058b6126fc44db002f52602f0f4fcc5aa&ts=1374146593]
(80mm macro)
or this:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/366429621/little_boxes_full_of_people_and_they_move_along_by_soulnibbler-d625uwl.jpg?token=7db8d02f617f493ec2b47f4ba2ac764af8b04235&ts=1374145991]
(120mm)

As far as lenses, I have the 35mm N, a 45mm N, a 55mm N, a 80mm macro N, a 80mm f1.9N, a 120mm macro N, and the 300mm ULD 5.6.
The 35mm is pretty special at least to my eyes,
between the 45mm and the 55mm I prefer the 55 as its rendering is snappier and its far smaller than the 45mm. If you had to have just one 80mm I'd say the f1.9 would be the choice, its very crisp wide open but the backgrounds get a bit wonky with a kinda onion ring effect. Its visible in the car interior on the stem of the rear view mirror, I really like the macro though and with tilt you can do really silly things with the DOF but f4 requires decent light. The 120mm just feels great in hand and makes awesome pictures, I'm just not really sold on the focal length. The 300mm is nice and sharp and contrasty, though evidently its worthwhile to find an ULD version. I doubt its that much better than a "nice" native 70-300mm though but I haven't compared it except in size where the mamiya is longer but narrower than most 35mm 70-300mm zooms.

Anyway long story longer my buy order for you would be:
mirex (~500USD when all is said and done or 430)
35mm N
55mm N



Jul 19, 2013 at 11:55 AM
SoulNibbler
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Re: Mamiya 645 lenses


On the 300mm f5.6 ULD, I got one recently and I think its pretty nice though nailing focus can be a little tough.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151708826839063&l=b466b95b93
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151708825849063&l=0688b64f50
I 3rd the others about the mirex though. It will let you do really neat things like this:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151718567749063&l=20fcde3d7a
(300mm)
or this:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/375731589/tft_panel_by_soulnibbler-d67p8cl.jpg?token=549e9719cdaa9c9a06c09f835d8a0427e62bd01d&ts=1374145814]
(55mm)
or this:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/375731317/study_meeting_by_soulnibbler-d67p851.jpg?token=91c1237e6dd255bafb30755719a7578e46c2d9b9&ts=1374145905]
(55mm)
or this:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/355953490/dirty_by_soulnibbler-d5vxbgy.jpg?token=a557f94058b6126fc44db002f52602f0f4fcc5aa&ts=1374146593]
(80mm macro)
or this:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/366429621/little_boxes_full_of_people_and_they_move_along_by_soulnibbler-d625uwl.jpg?token=7db8d02f617f493ec2b47f4ba2ac764af8b04235&ts=1374145991]
(120mm)

As far as lenses, I have the 35mm N, a 45mm N, a 55mm N, a 80mm macro N, a 80mm f1.9N, a 120mm macro N, and the 300mm ULD 5.6.
The 35mm is pretty special at least to my eyes,
between the 45mm and the 55mm I prefer the 55 as its rendering is snappier and its far smaller than the 45mm. If you had to have just one 80mm I'd say the f1.9 would be the choice, its very crisp wide open but the backgrounds get a bit wonky with a kinda onion ring effect. Its visible in the car interior on the stem of the rear view mirror, I really like the macro though and with tilt you can do really silly things with the DOF but f4 requires decent light. The 120mm just feels great in hand and makes awesome pictures, I'm just not really sold on the focal length. The 300mm is nice and sharp and contrasty, though evidently its worthwhile to find an ULD version. I doubt its that much better than a "nice" native 70-300mm though but I haven't compared it except in size where the mamiya is longer but narrower than most 35mm 70-300mm zooms.

Anyway long story longer my buy order for you would be:
mirex (~500USD when all is said and done or 430)
35mm N
55mm N



Jul 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM



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