Mirex - what lenses can be used with adapters
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johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2264
Country: United Kingdom

After a lot of pondering I've finally ordered a Mirex for Mamiya 645.

I've already picked up 55N and 150N and i'm watching a few 80/2.8N's on ebay.

But i've been wondering - what other medium format lenses can be used on the Mamiya 645 mount with adapters?



JohnJ
Registered: Jul 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1966
Country: Australia

John, I've got most of the Mamiya lenses which I use on the Mirex, 35 N, 45 N, 55 N, 80/2.8 N, 80/1.9 N, 110 N, 120 A and 150 A. They all work just fine, but I'm not sure which aftermarket lenses fit the M645 mount. It's an interesting question, I've not looked for or seen any other non Mamiya lenses for that mount.

Of all of the above I mainly use the 120 A and the 2 x 80's. Although the 80/1.9 has noticeable CA wide open, it's still very sharp and works well with the Mirex. The 35 is great as a general purpose, street lens.

JJ



sirimiri
Registered: Dec 10, 2007
Total Posts: 3225
Country: United States

if you're talking about focal lengths, then you can use any M645 lens you can get your hands on. If shifting is your prime aim, all the lenses should adapt well to those movements.

Tilt is another matter however. I've found that on the EF system, beyond 80mm (Mamiya) you start to get shuttering effects from excessive tilt, that limits the usefulness of longer lenses for that purpose.

Also, please tell us about the other end of your mount...the camera body side.

What camera system are you using?



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2264
Country: United Kingdom

I'll be using on a 5D2.
I was wondering if other format lenses could be used on the mamiya mount with adapters, like using Zeiss MF, Hassleblad or pentax 67 and the like?



JohnJ
Registered: Jul 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1966
Country: Australia

Have you looed for adapters (X to M645) on Evilbay?



H.Lux
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 373
Country: Germany

I have ordered from them the Pentax 645 -> Mamiya adapter as well, which gives access to use the Pentax 645 lenses as well. But still haven't tried it.
Up to now I used the Mamiya 120 and the 35 N with pleasing results. The Mamiya was also without using tilt/shift one of my favourite lenses on the Canon.


Stefan



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 19138
Country: Canada

You should be able to find Hassleblad to M645 and Pentacon 6 (Exakta 66) to M645 adapters on eBay. For example, items 120731223419, 390215992305.



philip_pj
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 3103
Country: Australia

Love your stylish avatar, Stefan!

The Pentax > M645 adaptor is interesting in so far as the Pentax 35mm has something of a cult following, the Mamiya 35N not so much.

http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-A-645-35mm-F3.5-Lens.html

johnahill, you have two of the best; don't neglect the 120/4 if you come across the right priced one, not that they are too exxy anyway. I love the build quality of these things.