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Well, I just sold off the last bit of my Canon EOS 1Ds and picked up a Mamiya 7 with 65/80/150mm lenses. I was actually able to find the Mamiya ProCabin projector as well. WOW! I'm in heaven....finally, lenses that are tack sharp right into the corners, especially the 65mm. Makes my Canon optics look like mush..This M7 is the ultimate street machine, but I'm sure everyone on this forum appreciates that fact. I have to say it again, I am new to rangefinders, and this camera is just blowing me away. However, what I'm missing are some wides. I used the Canon 16-35mm quite a bit for street work, and miss the 20/24 focal lengths on the Mamiya. So if anyone is interested in selling their lenses, lets talk (I know this is a long shot given the quality of this system, who would want to part with it :bang: ).
I guess I might as well ask while I'm hear-anyone selling a Nikon 9000 Scanner :D
Cheers for a great forum. An excellent resource for those learning about rangefinder photography.
Check out Tony Rose's http://www.popflash.com/ as he often has the lenses. BTW...the 43mm will knock you out of your shoes. It's a fantastic lens. Both the 43 & 50 are not cheap, however. Good luck.
Cheers Bob. I knew about Tony and his excellent reputation. Was just hoping I might be able to find something a bit cheaper in used condition. You're right-those two particular optics are pricey, but pale in comparison the the Asph Leica's. :D
Congratulations - I've just bought a Mamiya 7 II myself and am equally impressed with the results. It's funny but it sounds like we have been following similar paths as I've just sold off the last of my Canon 1DsII gear (lenses, flashes etc) as well, and gone back to film.
I've only got the 80/4 lens so far but will probably go for either the 43 or 50 myself at some point later this year.
All the best,
Good choice !!!
This Monday I've purchased Mamiya 7 II and 65 f4 + 150 f4.5. I thing I am falling in love with this gear.
For the moment I do scann with Epson 4990, is not Nikon 9000 but I haven't more money is other choice.
Greetings from another UK R/F fanatic.
apertureuk.com. (london based ,nr British museum.)
ffordes.com. (now in the wilds of Scotland)
mxv.com. (sussex based) - just acquired a 50mm and 150mm for my M6 Mamiya
from here;why did I ever sell my originals!
Me? Left Canterbury for London in 1967
Left London for Sunny Bangor,County Down in 2005.
- next project ; a digital darkroom .
"shoot film,print digital" said Eddie Ephraums, in his various articles
for photo mags.Sounds like a plan for me.I seem to have developed an allergy to print fixer anyway.....
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