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Thread: Any users of mamiya 645DF or similar?

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    Default Any users of mamiya 645DF or similar?

    I have taken a huge gulp and am moving from my H2 & P20 & lenses over to the mamiya platform. It's a big step for me, I have agreed to purchase a Mamiya 645DF body, AF 80mm/2.8 D, and AF ULD 105-210mm f4.5. So advise/hints/tips from anyone who has used this gear would be very welcome.

    I'll also be getting a digital back of some type, and have my eye on 50mm, 35mm & a 300mm lenses.
    The reason for this decision is that it is getting far too expensive to upgrade to a better H series camera, and you are limited to one body / one back. So I'll have an H2 body with viewfinder, and HC 50-110 zoom, 150 & 210 mm lenses for sale. I may see if I can trade the P20 on a larger P series back.

    I know it's mostly 35mm here but I think Stan has some mamiya gear and maybe there are other people who have used mamiya MF.
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    Would love to have a play with some MF gear. Not sure I would ever go to it due to size and weight (and expense!).
    Canon 5DmkII, 400L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 24mmf3.5 TS-E, Canon 70-200f2.8L, Tamron 90mm SP AF Di f2.8 Macro, Sigma 50mmf1.4 EX HSM, Nissin Di866 flash, Manfrotto 190xprob & Markins Q3t head, Lee filters, Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Yong Nuo rf 602 triggers.


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    I used 645 bronica for weddings and portraiture. It sure made you take careful photos, 15 shots per roll.
    I liked the ground glass with the magnifying hood. Live view eats that now. Though usually I used prism viewfinder with metering.

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    I think James Yang has mamiya gear unless he's upgraded already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomguy View Post
    I think James Yang has mamiya gear unless he's upgraded already.
    I think he's a Hassy man now(?).
    Canon 5DIII | 7D | 16-35mm f2.8L II | 17-40mm f4L | 24mm f1.4L II | 50mm f1.2L | 85mm f1.2L II | 70-200mm f2.8L II | 300mm f2.8L IS II | 1.4x III | 2x III | 580EX II

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