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120 / 220 film RF's 120 / 220 format rangefinders including Fuji, Koni-Omega, Mamiya Press, Linhof 6x7/6x9 cameras, Mamiya 6/7 among others, but excluding the 120 folders and the Voigtlander 667 cameras that have their own forums.

View Poll Results: Do you prefer the 43mm or the 50mm with the Mamiya 7/7II?
43mm 111 60.33%
50mm 73 39.67%
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Old 11-03-2012   #41
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This was the 43mm...
WOW!!!

What kind of filter was on that? Gotta be something!? It's fantastic
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Old 11-03-2012   #42
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43 for sure, for certain landscapes it's awesome and I actually wish they made a wider one. Canon makes a 14mm prime that's NOT a fisheye. You can do some amazing things which is unfortunate, since it's n a 35mm frame, the ability to make large crisp prints is limiting, so wish Mamiya made like a 30mm. Oh well...

I keep thinking they will come out with a Mamiya 7D (Digital) but it would end up being a crappy 645 most likely... "cropped frame" systems make me grrrr lol
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Old 11-06-2012   #43
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With the very wide angle lens you can sometimes use it to avoid converging verticals. Keep the camera level, and crop away the unwanted foreground. The 6x7 format gives a good amount of film surface area so the print can still be sharp.
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Old 11-17-2012   #44
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I only have the 43mm, however, it is superlative lens. Why go 50mm when you can crop a 43mm shot?
Why not to go for the 50mm and stitch the shots digitally?
It will result in higher res images what is desirable when covering such a wide angle
And there will be the possibility to change the aspect ratio of the frame
My experience for landscapes is that wider image are often desirable
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Why not to go for the 50mm and stitch the shots digitally?
It will result in higher res images what is desirable when covering such a wide angle
And there will be the possibility to change the aspect ratio of the frame
My experience for landscapes is that wider image are often desirable
If you're going to stitch then why not shoot digital?
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Old 12-08-2012   #46
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If it were me, I'd start with the 7ii and the 65mm. That lens is so versatile....and i'd add a 43mm later.
That's what I did, I agree the 65mm is my most used lens.

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The grand canyon says go 43mm

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The grand canyon says go 43mm
Not sure why the blurry version uploaded... Wish they would go with Tapatalk... I hate this other forum app it sucks...
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So has the OP made a decision? what's the news?
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Old 08-09-2013   #50
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Don't know about the OP, after all these years - his last post is from January 2012, his last access 5 months ago.

Me, I went and bought the 50mm. And I am as happy as I could be.
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I use a 65. I have plenty of other cameras which can do crazy wide without all the BS of using the 43 on the 7 series.
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External VFs that require focusing through the normal VF and composing with the external are always annoying.
Haha ok then don't use it

I didn't use one for the first year I had my 43mm, if you look outside the frame lines of the internal viewer, the amount if area you can see past the frame lines is about the same as the 43mm area so you can use that as your judge

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I just could not get on with my 43mm. Sharp, good contrast, but not for me. Much prefer the 50mm, this angle of view with the 6x7 suits me. The 43mm on 6x7, has been replaced with a Corfield camera with a 47mm, but with a (now) enlarged 6x8 back, so it is just about 6x9. With the wider angle of view I need to use shift for the photos I want to take for some reason. Nothing wrong quality wise with either lens, but vignetting is present with the 43mm.

'considering getting the panoramic adapter'. I have one and it is a bit of a faff to use. However, It works fine and gives you access to more types of film stock
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I just found this thread ( old as it is ) and felt another pic from the 50mm lens might be appropriate. Peter
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I use the 65mm the most. The 50mm is my second lens, attached to a second body. Quite enough for most landscapes. But, if you want pictures of the Grand Canyon, not even the 43mm would seem quite enough. I like the Mamiya 711 with 65mm used alongside the Hassy 903SWC. Now that's a good combination.
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Reviving an old thread because I'm shopping for a wide. My conclusion? Get em all!
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^ Your pockets are deeper than mine , I do enjoy the 50 though ('cuz I have one ) . Peter
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^ Your pockets are deeper than mine , I do enjoy the 50 though ('cuz I have one ) . Peter
i didn't say that I could buy them all at once! I'm leaning towards adding the 50mm first.
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After I got mine the lust for the 43 pretty well faded away. YMMV as is said, but it's an angle of view that
To me is the widest that fits the 6x7 neg comfortably . I'm a sucker for the wider views in the wider formats ( but hey that's just me ) . Happy shopping , Peter
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Happy Birthday to Me! I just ordered a NOS 50mm lens from a seller in Japan. Hopefully it is as described.
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Great ! Here's hoping you enjoy it as much as I do mine . Peter
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I no longer own the M7II system but have experience with both the 43 and the 50. Besides the field of view difference, another thing to consider is the depth of field. I had gone wanting with the 50 so switched to the 43. The difference, though not great, was still useful.
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Years ago, bensyverson said in post #22, the 43 mm screams and the 50 mm just takes a wide view. This exactly is the difference between very wide and super-wide. The latter always tends to add a touch of surrealism to your pictures; the former does not. Below 90 of diagonal angle-of-view it's wide; above, super-wide.

So get the 50 mm if you're into a documentary, reportage, real-world photo-journalist style of work. Get the 43 mm for artistic, expressionist, greater-than-life pictures.
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Both great lens, I found I preferred the 50mm as the 43mm was too wide for me on this camera. Subjects which I would have shot with the 43mm are now done on a 47mm camera with shift capability. Find the veiw you are happy with. Wider does not mean better.
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