Quote Originally Posted by artyvisual View Post
Does anyone now how the lenses of the mamiya 23 press camera (especially the 50 mm) compare to the (high quality) of the lensen of the mamiya 6 system?
You should also compare these to the Mamiya 7 system.

The Mamiya 23 Press camera's lens quality would be equivalent to the Plaubel Makina's.

I once saw a test of the Mamiya 7 along with a Hasselblad, a Rollei SLX & I
think a Bronica. I couldn't find it now, if I tried. I have it bookmarked as an E-Mail.

The upshot was that the Mamiya 7 was the sharpest, but also the most contrasty.
The sharpness was due to the 6 x 7 mag, being so much less than the 6 x 6's.
The contrast was due to the " Modern " Japanese lenses against the older Zeiss, etc.

What I would do with a Mamiya 23 Press camera would be to try & fit a 6 x 12 back to it.