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    took it into the repair shop and he is having trouble focusing also. Camera is 2 yrs old. Focus is just a little off. Anyone run into this? Ideas?
    Thanks!
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    I am confused, I thought the focusing was on the lens not on the camera. Do you have another lens to compare? or maybe the repair person does?
    I have seen this problem in 35 mm cameras but invariably it was the lens not the camera itself.
    Let us know what happened.

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    Hey Mystique, Good to see you over here at APUG. Not sure what is going on with your camera, but I send my Mamiya gear directly to Mamiya for repairs. They do a great job, always have the parts, and are quick. Well worth the extra expense (their prices are higher than my local bay area shops). YMMV
    hi!

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    Thanks! Ok. More info, I am sorry.....
    The lens is a 55-110, that I had sent to Mamiya for a total over haul. Got it back, but I noticed that the focus is soft. K losing my mind here....Took the camera and lens into our local repair, and they use a thing that measures focus point (I don't know the name of it :-))....and they also said it's off. Do, I thought that my focusing screen might have gotten harred a little, but they say no. So... send lens back? I am anal about sharpness, esp around the eyes. I have had nothing but trouble with this lens. ??



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    Send that sucker back! specially if it is a job they did.......

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    I haven't had this problem with my AF bodies ... yet, but I used to own a pair of the original 645 Supers.

    I was just zippin' along shootin' up a storm one day ... after trying to hunt down the cause of my focus problems for a month or so ... when the film mag came off in my hand!

    ... dark slide out, film loaded and in the middle of a roll!

    Come to find out the was an alignment problem with the body and film mags that was the cause of my focus problems. Fortunately there was a Koean gentleman who was the regional MAC authorized repair person and he fixed both bodies and all three mags for less than $100!
    ... he also installed a sync speed lock, a nice touch since the original Supers only locked the shutter dial into 'Auto' mode in their 'stock' configuration.

    BC



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    Hi Billy! I think this issue is with the lens, b/c it is only with this one particular one. THe 80 is sharp always. Just the 55-110 is every now and then soft. No rhyme or reason to it. ARGGGHH!!!
    I am shipping it back to Mamiya....
    Thanks tho..good to see ya! :-)
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    "The 80 is sharp always."
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    Now THAT'S amazing!

    I've owned three 645 80mm Mamiya lenses, two AF and one for the Super, and they all sucked!

    I'm hoping they'll do a 1.9 80mm AF so I can have an excuse to ditch at least one of these critterz.

    Did you find ya problem yet?

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    nope...been to busy to ship it in the the repair shop. But, I am having a very interesting light leak issue now. Also, it is forwarding 1/2 frames... ARGH!!!!!! I GOTTA send it out! EEK! The 80 is too sharp tho, honest...ALWAYS! Just the zoom is undependable...
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    Holy smokes, what else can go wrong with that camera? I have never had any issues like this with either of my Mamiya's. They are usually solid machines.



    hi!

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