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    Thumbs up SOLD: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Here is a near-mint Mamiya 55mm f2.8 AF lens. This one is a really sharp copy, but I just don't use it very often any more. Includes original box and paperwork, hood and front and rear lens caps.

    Asking $400 OBO

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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    I'm surprised to see you sell this one, Jack. The 55mm is a nice lens (as you know). I hadn't used mine much previously, but found I used it the most on my recent trip to the southern Oregon coast (though I used the 35 and 45 too some too).

    Good luck with your sale.

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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Hi dale,

    Yes it is an awesome lens and I should probably just keep it -- and will if it doesn't sell.

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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Well, somebody dug this post out of the dust, so sale pending!
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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Congrats and condolences. It's a good lens.

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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Congrats bud, I'm thinking of selling mine and the 35mm as well and take a shot at the new 45mm. With the new crop it makes sense now along with the 28mm
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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Guy,

    I'd get the new 45mm and test it before letting go of a good 35mm and 55mm. If you can't find a good 45mm, then you'll be out looking for another good 35mm, though the 55mm should be easy to find in that they seem to be most frequently very good. There seems to be more variation in the 35's.

    Just my 2.

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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Congrats bud, I'm thinking of selling mine and the 35mm as well and take a shot at the new 45mm. With the new crop it makes sense now along with the 28mm
    Thanks Bud, but:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Allyn View Post
    Guy,

    I'd get the new 45mm and test it before letting go of a good 35mm and 55mm. If you can't find a good 45mm, then you'll be out looking for another good 35mm, though the 55mm should be easy to find in that they seem to be most frequently very good. There seems to be more variation in the 35's.

    Just my 2.
    IMO those are wise words and worth far more than their stated value!
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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Allyn View Post
    Guy,

    I'd get the new 45mm and test it before letting go of a good 35mm and 55mm. If you can't find a good 45mm, then you'll be out looking for another good 35mm, though the 55mm should be easy to find in that they seem to be most frequently very good. There seems to be more variation in the 35's.

    Just my 2.
    I agree . I just happen to have two stellar lens copies in the 35 and 55. Hate to give that up with the old reports on the new 45mm. Than get burned, I'm hoping they went back and made the proper adjustments to them. I may have to ask CI and Phase for a favor to make sure I get a good one.
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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    I was going to buy a 45mm from an online guy in Taiwan. Hearing about those inconsistent quality issues, I'm kind of concerned because they won't accept returns. May I ask what are the usual issues?

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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Lens is SOLD.

    Henry, the issue with the Mamiya 45 is many of them have terrible corners that never get even close to sharp regardless of aperture. HOWEVER, the center is very good, probably even better than the 55, so if one is using a crop sensor back like the P30+, the bad area is probably outside the sensor capture anyway making it a viable proposition.
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    Re: SOLD: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Oh ... Thanks Jack. On my P30+ that would make it safer bet I guess. BTW Jack, the 12-24mm Sigma of mine is not the latest version. Sorry.

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    Re: FS: Mamiya 55mm AF Exc+++

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Goh View Post
    I was going to buy a 45mm from an online guy in Taiwan. Hearing about those inconsistent quality issues, I'm kind of concerned because they won't accept returns. May I ask what are the usual issues?
    Anybody else notice the rattling that seems to be common on many of these lenses? One I bought was actually a little louder than normal, and turned out it had a SCREW bouncing around inside!

    Greg

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