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    Which Mamiya 645 45mm 2.8 lens?

    Money is no object.

    S, C or A lens?
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    I think "N" is the latest and the best one out there.... N version is 67mm where as all the rest is 77mm.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    I think "N" is the latest and the best one out there.... N version is 67mm where as all the rest is 77mm.
    Doesn't matter I have full filter set for both Canon EOS L-glass ftw......their filter sizes FTL......I had to buy 67 and 77mm filters for all of my Canon glass when I upgraded, almost all of their pro lenses use that filter size. Image quality is what I want, doesn't have to be perfect wide open I'll be using it for landscapes anyway so I'll be stopping down, but if it's sharp at 2.8 I'll snatch it up.

    There's a C lens locally im interested in.
    5x7 Eastman-Kodak kit / B+M 135mm Zeiss Tessar + Compur Deckel
    RB67 Pro S /50 4.5 / 90 3.8 / 180 4.5 / WLF / prism finder / polaback
    FED-2 / 50 2.8 Industar 26m / 85 f2 Jupiter-9
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    The N lens is a re-design, and is worth the extra $ because the coatings are the most modern, the optical design is probably a bit better, and it is considerably smaller.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Get the 1.9
    "While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebanana View Post
    Get the 1.9
    There's a 45 1.9? I already am getting the 80 1.9 I didn't know there was a 45
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    Canon 300v / A2

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-dogg View Post
    There's a 45 1.9? I already am getting the 80 1.9 I didn't know there was a 45
    Sorry to disappoint, but there isn't any 45mm f/1.9 - I expect thebanana misread your post.
    Matt

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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    I've been shooting with the 45mm 2.8 C for about a year now and it has performed admirably in all lighting situations, even in off axis bright sun. If you see a C lens that's in good shape--buy it and start shooting! You won't regret it. This shot was taken wide open with TMax 400. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by agfarapid View Post
    I've been shooting with the 45mm 2.8 C for about a year now and it has performed admirably in all lighting situations, even in off axis bright sun. If you see a C lens that's in good shape--buy it and start shooting! You won't regret it. This shot was taken wide open with TMax 400. Click image for larger version. 

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    That shot just sold a C lens for sale locally, thanks.
    5x7 Eastman-Kodak kit / B+M 135mm Zeiss Tessar + Compur Deckel
    RB67 Pro S /50 4.5 / 90 3.8 / 180 4.5 / WLF / prism finder / polaback
    FED-2 / 50 2.8 Industar 26m / 85 f2 Jupiter-9
    Canon 300v / A2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Sorry to disappoint, but there isn't any 45mm f/1.9 - I expect thebanana misread your post.
    Thebanana must be slipping-though a 45/1.9 would be appealing.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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