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    Which 45mm lens for Mamiya M645?

    I should decide between 45mm C with 67mm filter thread and 45mm N. I could get C for $120 and N for $150. Which do you think is better deal? Is the N significantly lighter? I only found specs for C version...

    I'm new to medium format and this is also my first post to this forum

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    I have the 45 N and like it. But in my opinion the 55/2.8 is superior in terms of colour rendition. If you shot b&w though, you won't see much -if any- difference.

    Given the closeness of the prcies, I'd say go for the newest lens.
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    Thank you. I already have 80mm and would like to get something wider than 55mm. Do you know how heavy the 45mm N is?

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    Offhand no, it feels light to me! I can weigh it for you but... it's light.
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    I bought the N so no need for weighing

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    Is the N the 77mm thread?
    Is there an information website for the lenses some where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    Is the N the 77mm thread?
    Is there an information website for the lenses some where?
    The 45mm C that I have has a 77mm thread while the N version has a 67mm thread. There was also an "S" version of this lens which was made during the time between the C and N versions - I believe that had a 67mm filter thread.

    The UK Mamiya site still has complete specs on the "N" series lenses. Try mamiya.co.uk for the link.

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    Thanks Adrian, I found lenses but could only find the C lenses on that site for the 645.

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    Thanks for the link. I noticed 80/1.9 isn't listed but every resource is useful since the information seems to be very scattered compared to most 35mm systems.

    Here are couple of sites that have some information...not useful if you'd like to compare C,S and N versions :

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/FrameWor...miyamed_2.html
    http://www.slrlensreview.com/web/mamiya-lenses.html

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    So what are the differences between the alphabetic designations?

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