Mamiya 80mm 1.9c UGY BUY =)

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  1. wharris

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    so was kinda scared of buying a lens on ugly status from KEH but i must say it performs pretty great =)

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    That portrait is outstanding!!!! Well done and congrats taking the risk on an "ugly" and getting a diamond!
     
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    thanks =) wish i could have taken more at 1.9 but needed slower film and its really bright out here all the time, had to take it while the group was under a camo net =) love how sharp the glasses came out =)
     
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    Looks great!

    It you're scanning most of your film, XP2 should have no problem shooting at f/1.9 even in broad daylight. It handles overexposure really well and scans alot better than real black and white.
     
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    and why did you not tell me this yesterday before i bought some film from B and H =P lol .. Ill look it to it right now! thanks =)
     
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    I shoot my 80 1.9 wide open a ton (usually use PanF+ and a yellow filter in bright sun), works like a charm.

    Only "issue" is that the 1.9, when wide open, has a focus sweet spot of something like +/- 1 inch! Be prepared to blow a ton a film when wide open; but, when you hit focus, it can be breathless....
     
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    Great shots. Well done.
     
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    Wow, fabulous use of selective focus. Hugely different style than we usually get from the great sand pile.

    Very, very well done.
     
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    If you want to see what XP2 looks like off a scanner, I can send you some examples.. IMO it is so much better than real B&W for minilab scanning, I won't touch Tri-X, HP5, or Tmax for 400 speed B&W anymore. The grain and gradations are just night-and-day different.

    now in a darkroom....that's totally different.
     
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    If you could that would be awesome im always up to learning about new film =)
    can you email them to william.harris24@us.army.mil
    thanks =)
     
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    Can't beat KEH for great deals.
     
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    Nice Job on that first portrait!

    The Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 is one of my favorite lenses of all time. Wide open the depth of field is razor thin and takes some very careful focus work but the results can be darn sweet when one gets it right.
     
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    That first photo is spot on! Frame and hang!
     
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    Freudian slip?