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    Macro lens for Mamiya AFDIII

    Hey!

    What is the best macro lens for a Mamiya AFDIII? Should I get a mamiya or look for lenses from other manufacturers (Hassy, etc)...?

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    If you want it to fit the camera, you're going to need the Mamiya lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    If you want it to fit the camera, you're going to need the Mamiya lens.
    I thought that too, John, but checked. The product description at B&H says "Lens mount: Bayonet Mamiya 645 AF Mount; M645 Mount can be used with strict limitations (manual focus confirmation, stopped-down metering) Also compatible with Hasselblad V series lenses (manual focus confirmation, focus aid, stop-down exposure metering). Requires optional Lens Mount Adapter #310-244 (Black) or #310-245 (Silver)"

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    I didn't realize there were mount adapters in those combinations.
    Anyway in the interest of consistency I'd still go with the Mamiya lenses. Unless you already have a Hasselblad lens and just need the mount.
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    I think the manual 80/4 should fit. It's a superb lens, floating element with lots of extension. It won't disappoint. I have one and like it so much that I sometimes use it via an adapter on my 35mm cameras.

    Now about adapters... you can mount just about *any* lens on there for macro with one of my patented, I-need-it-right-now / ghetto adapters. You take the rear lens cap for the lens you want to put on, and the body cap for the mamiya, put them back to back and glue them together. Then drill through the combo after they've dried together. Presto. Mamiya-to-anything adapter Put a fast 35mm macro lens on there! Go nuts!
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    Keith, the adapter the B&H sells is made by Mamiya, not by an obscure machine shop somewhere in the PRC. Have you gone nuts?

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    Haha, my Chinese adapter is actually very good. But it took three weeks to get to me. I am not the patient sort! Hence the other retrofits...

    But yes, I suspect that I have gone nuts on several occasions. Comes with the territory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    I think the manual 80/4 should fit. It's a superb lens, floating element with lots of extension. It won't disappoint. I have one and like it so much that I sometimes use it via an adapter on my 35mm cameras.

    Now about adapters... you can mount just about *any* lens on there for macro with one of my patented, I-need-it-right-now / ghetto adapters. You take the rear lens cap for the lens you want to put on, and the body cap for the mamiya, put them back to back and glue them together. Then drill through the combo after they've dried together. Presto. Mamiya-to-anything adapter Put a fast 35mm macro lens on there! Go nuts!
    hmmmm.. is this real? Do you have a photo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    If you want it to fit the camera, you're going to need the Mamiya lens.
    I don't want to stick to Mamiya. I can use an adapter and mount other lenses as well.

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    thx for you answers

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