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    SOLD :Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    I bought this lens last year from Pham Minh Son and have only used it a couple of times so it is still in good condition. Here is how he listed it to me:

    --4.5/300 AF Apo
    Condition: everything is like brand new but since there was a defective in the coating which show the paint wears on the barrel otherwise look and is like new. Price: $2000--

    The defect he noted is an obvious mark in the outside paint coating, otherwise the glass and all else are fine.

    I'm asking $1500 plus shipping, and no need to cash your check or charge your credit card until you have received the lens from me and know all is OK with it. Let me know via e-mail if you are interested. Thanks!

    Tim Ernst in Arkansas
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    Re: FS: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Ernst View Post
    I bought this lens last year from Pham Minh Son and have only used it a couple of times so it is still in good condition. Here is how he listed it to me:

    --4.5/300 AF Apo
    Condition: everything is like brand new but since there was a defective in the coating which show the paint wears on the barrel otherwise look and is like new. Price: $2000--

    The defect he noted is an obvious mark in the outside paint coating, otherwise the glass and all else are fine.

    I'm asking $1500 plus shipping, and no need to cash your check or charge your credit card until you have received the lens from me and know all is OK with it. Let me know via e-mail if you are interested. Thanks!

    Tim Ernst in Arkansas
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    Tim

    If this is still for sale I am very interested. Most folks on this site know me well and so those on the Leica user group site. I can pay with a personal check, cashiers check, or paypal. I just hate to use paypal because it costs you about 4% which frankly is ludicrous! I can wait a few days while my check clears and then have you send it to me. Seems a lot better than getting ripped off by 4% for no service whatsoever.

    Let me know if the lens is still available and how you would like to proceed

    Best

    Woody Spedden
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    Re: FS: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Hey Woody, yes, the lens is still available - I can't stand PayPal and don't have an account so would never use it. You can mail a check after you have a look at the lens - just send me an e-mail to [email protected] with the shipping details (I don't check in here too often). Thanks.

    Tim Ernst in Arkansas
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    Re: FS: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Tim

    O.K. we both agree on the sins of paypal so let's do it your way.

    Please send the lens to:

    Woody Spedden
    5916 Watson Drive
    Fort Collins, Colorado 80528
    Tel: (970) 204-1785

    By the way I leave for Florida on January 26th so need to have the lens prior to that since I will be in Florida for five weeks!

    Best

    Woody

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    Re: FS: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Argh I really want this lens but timing is just not good. Woody it is a sweetie of a lens. I will mark this sold. BTW I can vouch for Woody as my older brother. LOL Great Guy
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    Re: SOLD: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    OK woody, I guess you don't like e-mail for some reason so I'll list your options here. If you can send me an E-MAIL with your reply within the next 30 minutes or so I can get it shipped via UPS today - otherwise UPS won't be picking up at my place until January 5th (I'm two hours from the nearest UPS location and they only come out here twice a week).

    UPS ground would be $18, three-day $29, two-day air $38, and overnight $78. I assume that ground would be fine with you but please let me know so I can include an invoice with the lens. My e-mail address is [email protected]. Thanks!

    Tim Ernst in Arkansas

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    Re: SOLD: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    What, you can vouch for Woody as your brother? He must be a shady character then, the deal is off, ha!

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    Yea he has a little more grey hair. LOL
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    Re: SOLD: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Woody make sure Tim sends you his book at some point. You will love it
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    Re: SOLD: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Tim

    I am so sorry but I mistakenly thought this was a 300mm for the Hassy system. I have no Mamiya, only the Hasselblad H3DII-39. So I am afraid I can't buy this lens after all.

    Regrets
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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Damn I have no more banks to rob either.
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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Banks? That would just be pocket change for you! Of course I guess there may be "65" less pixels of change in your pocket soon, ha!

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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    LOL no 65 Plus for me YET. LOL
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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    LOL no 65 Plus for me YET. LOL
    Just think, Guy....you can try both the Phase P65+ and the Mamiya 300mm together in Carmel... (and the new 45mm...)


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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    I owned the 300 mm and stupid me sold it. Now i need it
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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I owned the 300 mm and stupid me sold it. Now i need it
    Guy,

    Can you (or others) tell me how the 4.5 compares to the 2.8? Obviously the 2.8 is much heavier, and manual focus. I presume it's also better to use with the 2x TC?

    But in terms of IQ or any other pertinent factors....anything really noticeable? Anyone used both?

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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Never shot the 300 2.8 but the 4.5 is really nice and sharp even wide open. I'm trying to raise the cash to buy this again. Jack is sending me his for this weeks job. I'm in LA until next Monday the 12th
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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Quote Originally Posted by gsking View Post
    Guy,

    Can you (or others) tell me how the 4.5 compares to the 2.8? Obviously the 2.8 is much heavier, and manual focus. I presume it's also better to use with the 2x TC?

    But in terms of IQ or any other pertinent factors....anything really noticeable? Anyone used both?

    Thanks,
    Greg

    Greg,

    Talk with Don Libby, Iron Creek Photography, a member here.... Don has had both the Mamiya 300 2.8 and opted for the Mamiya 300mm 4.5 after shooting with mine....

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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Never shot the 300 2.8 but the 4.5 is really nice and sharp even wide open. I'm trying to raise the cash to buy this again. Jack is sending me his for this weeks job. I'm in LA until next Monday the 12th
    Guy - All you had to do was ask!

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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Quote Originally Posted by gsking View Post
    Guy,

    Can you (or others) tell me how the 4.5 compares to the 2.8? Obviously the 2.8 is much heavier, and manual focus. I presume it's also better to use with the 2x TC?

    But in terms of IQ or any other pertinent factors....anything really noticeable? Anyone used both?

    Thanks,
    Greg
    Greg

    As Ken pointed out I used to have a 300 2.8 and liked it until I foolishly got hold of Ken’s 4.5. The weight difference is huge. I also found that the 4.5 was much easier to use due both to the big weight difference and the fact it is AF vs strict manual operation of the 2.8. Comparing the sizes I would say the 2.8 is much like a Canon 300 but weighs closer to a 500 while the 4.5 is much like a 70-200 in size and weight. As far as image quality goes while they are close I prefer the 4.5.

    So here’s the rest of the story. I visited Ken and as soon as I returned home ordered the 4.5 and sold the 2.8 and haven’t looked back. I did find out on that trip that visiting with Ken can be very expensive…

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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    This lens has just found a good home in Florida. Thanks all...

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    Re: SOLD :Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Congratulations Tim.

    I feel better now

    Woody

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    Re: SOLD :Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Hey Woody, I wasn't too worried about it - but if it would make you feel even better, I've got a Mamiya 28mm Asp. f4.5 lens for sale too at a great price!

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    Re: Mamiya 300mm F 4.5 AF APO

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Creek View Post
    Greg

    As Ken pointed out I used to have a 300 2.8 and liked it until I foolishly got hold of Ken’s 4.5. The weight difference is huge. I also found that the 4.5 was much easier to use due both to the big weight difference and the fact it is AF vs strict manual operation of the 2.8. Comparing the sizes I would say the 2.8 is much like a Canon 300 but weighs closer to a 500 while the 4.5 is much like a 70-200 in size and weight. As far as image quality goes while they are close I prefer the 4.5.

    So here’s the rest of the story. I visited Ken and as soon as I returned home ordered the 4.5 and sold the 2.8 and haven’t looked back. I did find out on that trip that visiting with Ken can be very expensive…

    don
    Don,

    Thanks for the info. Yeah, the weight and the manual focus don't seem to go well together. I can't see myself using it much...although I will have to get a couple keepers using the 2x TC before I downgrade. Just couldn't pass up a chance at such a beautiful lens in mint condition.

    Although it would be fun to use as a T/S lens on APS digital. Maybe that's a good reason to keep it. Excuses, excuses.

    There's a guy on another thread from Germany looking for one...maybe I'll put it on a slow boat to Europe. I'm sure my wife would approve, even if it was only to trade down to the f/4.5.

    Will that one work at all with the TC? I don't see them having released any AF TC's.

    Greg

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