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from Accphoto :) Just arrived today. Shipped out last Thursday arrived Monday.
Having had a Super Press 23 for 25+ years, I know you are going to love that. Is that the 50mm lens? I have the one for the Universal/Press system. I have heard good about the new one also.
Edit: I just read your other post to see that is the 43mm lens. I have heard good about that one also. Let us know how you like the camera and lenses.
It looks excellent, Jorge! That should deliver you some outstanding images, and I envy you the 43mm lens. The equivalent field of view on my Bronica would come from a 32mm or so, which I'd buy if it existed. And maybe not so likely to ever be one, if Bronica is having a hard time penetrating the market. I see they're still offering the $450 rebate, now through June; that's been on for a long time now.
looks great jorge!
i like that camera.
i might be tempted more if it collapsed like my 6, that's a feature i truly love.
by the way, the mamiya 7II and the 43mm both brand new only cost me 2300.00 from accphoto. Adorama sells the lens alone for 2500.00 baed on their website.
How funny- I just got RID of my 7, the 43, 80 and 150mm lenses, to get a 645 AF camera.
The pictures from the 7 are simply astounding. Lemme know if you need a recap of the rangefinder adjustment- fit a jewelers screwdriver to the screws before you go anywhere you might not have access to the tools- there will come a time when you are glad you did.
I could not find the instructions for adjusting it on the Mamiya website.
They've buried it.
It's not hard.
First, make sure that your rangefinder is right. Fit all lenses you have at infinity and see if the rangefinder lines up to the same position, right or wrong (it should- this is your rough lens calibration)
No lens focuses past infinity that I've ever seen on this camera, in spite of what "Mamiya USA Tech Support says." If in doubt, use the 80mm for this.
Pop the little back cover next to the finder.
Turn the lens to infinity.
Look at a point (antenna work well!) nearly a km away.
Look in the back- the rased screw is the infinity adjustment. It's only a couple degrees to affect the rangefinder a surprisingly large amount. That's the screw you play with- the one farther in is the vertical adjustment, and here Mamiya warns that you shouldn't make an adjustment more than 1/4 of a turn- I concur, it's a sensitive one and if you have to adjust *at all* the use the smallest pressure you can.
Touch up the infinity adjustment, look through the viewfinder AFTER cycling the lens from close to infinity. Adjust.
The above cycle took me 15 minutes to get my rangefinder *exactly* co-incident at 1km when I was last in Lisbon. The rangefinder was far better adjusted than when I thought it was "right" before hand- contrast improved- making me suspect that the rangefinder was slightly off in the vertical.
Keep the screwdriver in the bottom of the bag, tucked so that it can't scratch.
It's an absolutely wonderful camera, fun, light, and the pictures are probably the best ever produced by any camera- the lenses are probably the best... &c.
Have you developed a roll from it yet? How do you like it?
This week I will be playing with it. Shortly afterwards, I will post some of the pics.
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