Mamiya 7 150mm, I Hate You [FS]

Discussion in '[Classifieds] For Sale' started by arpinum, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. arpinum

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    This lens has been a terrible purchase for me. Its a focal length and minimum distance combination that doesn't work for me. It also has the worst lens cap ever designed. Its heavy. Hitting focus wide open is too hard at minimum distances. 67mm filters, too expensive. Doesn't work well with camera meter. Can't take pictures of adults, too much resolution.

    Only good thing worthy of mention is the lens cap, slightly improved over the flimsy plastic ones on the wides.

    $350, includes shipping + tithe to apug.

    If you don't have the 43 or 65, don't buy this lens. You need one of these to understand the good parts of the Mamiya 7II.

    Comes with hood, I suggest you throw it away.

    Small bubble on rear element, not visible at all angles, last picture taken to highlight defect.

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    LOL... Tell us how you really feel. GLWS! :D
     
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    Funny, I just developed a roll from the M7II with the 150mm...tack sharp and beautiful! Sorry to hear the hate. That's a good deal for someone though.
     
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    Best classified write-up I've seen in quite a while!

    :smile:

    Good luck.

    Ken
     
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    lol @ 67mm filters being too expensive for a 7II owner :wink:
     
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    Ok, I guess it's a plus if you normally use 77mm filters. But not for someone with a bit of coin invested in a smaller size.
     
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    Interested in any trades,just putting it out there since you need this beast gone.
     
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    I sold this same lens earlier in the year. Now you're making me want to buy it back! I agree with some of your complaints, but not the wide open focus issue, at least not for me.

    Jonathan
     
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    Man, this is a good deal! Some say the body and 150mm needs to be calibrated together for best performance, but my 150mm is TACK sharp wide open or otherwise and I use it often :smile: But I agree on the minimum focus distance issue, it is the fatal flaw of the lens.
     
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    Perhaps my rangefinder is slightly off. Good news people, this lens is excellent at testing rangefinder accuracy!

    Trades welcome, starter large format kits, any size. 50mm rz, nice bags, or something completely different (not 35mm).
     
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    It really is a great lens - as are all the Mamiya 6/7 lenses. But the minimum focus distances usually leave a bit to be desired if closer-up shooting is your thing. The hood on the 150 is particularly... Crappy. But it does the job. On the bright side, there are framelines for it (unlike the 43, 50 and 210).
     
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    It's a great lens. But the DOF, wide ope, at 6 feet is only 4 inches. You just need to understand the limitations of the system. Hint: stop down a bit when shooting close in.
     
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    Weekend bump
     
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