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    P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    oh hell not sure where to put these. i dropped little Jack off to basketball practice and went and shot some grab shots with the 55mm since it was being asked about . There are a few wide open ones but i really like this lens. Like a 35mm on a FF DSLR body or more important to me a 28 cron on a M8/Just some random stuff. If anyone notices my file numbers there brand new. My back had a power button issue and Phase immediately replaced it with a new one. So I am back in business.
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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    Couple more
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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    Fun to see, Guy. Thanks for posting these.

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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    It looks like the 55 has very nice bokeh. Thanks for showing these, Guy.

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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    I think for 500 or so dollars used pretty hard to ignore from the bag.
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    Actually i know for sure the first two shots are wide open
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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    I have a used 45mm f2.8 coming. I'm hoping that it is as nice as this lens. I've yet to see samples from the 45mm, but several people have said that it's similar in image quality to the 55. (?) Guess I'll find out.
    Last edited by Dale Allyn; 3rd June 2008 at 21:01.

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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    Great Dale love to see some snaps with it just to get a idea if i want to get one also at some point even though i have the 35 and 55mm i still like to try it and see if i like it. I guess it would be a 28mm on a FF DSLR.
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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    Guy, you have injected life into this underappreciated lens.
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    Thanks it really is a nice lens the only thing i don't like about it and the 45mm is the manual focus override which there is none on the lens and you have to use the body to do that. i love the push pull on the 150mm and 300mm to engage manual focus . The 35mm is a lens switch also but not a push pull. mamiya needs to make there new lenses with the push pull . Really like that style i will sometimes do AF than go to manual
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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    To tell you the truth the Phase backs really remind me of the DMR and M8 camera's with this Kodak sensor inside. They have the same rich color and saturation, I'm sure the Hassy's are similar also
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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

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    Great Dale love to see some snaps with it just to get a idea if i want to get one also at some point even though i have the 35 and 55mm i still like to try it and see if i like it. I guess it would be a 28mm on a FF DSLR.
    Guy, I'm sure I'll add a 35mm also, but I got the 45mm because it was available. In FF DSLR/135 film I like the 20mm to 24mm (and a even a bit wider) so I'm sure there will be a 35mm Mamiya lens in the bag eventually. The 55mm has a place too, and I love seeing you play with it.

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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    To tell you the truth the Phase backs really remind me of the DMR and M8 camera's with this Kodak sensor inside. They have the same rich color and saturation, I'm sure the Hassy's are similar also
    Yep, they are.

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    Yes Marc not missing much here from the DMR days and just a bigger play pen
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    Looking at these and other shots I keep keeping shaking my head as to why oh why do C &N keep sticking bloody robust AA filters over their sensors. The really show what a nice optic (not necessarily a costly one) can do with a nice 'clean' sensor with some fat-ish light buckets. Sigh.

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    Exactly maybe not even close to being the greatest lens in the world but look at the final results and you start really liking what MF is all about. Big sensor Big pixels and lots of head room. Gotta love it. i was just telling jack that i went out with a small backpack my camera in hand with the 55mm and just walking around this site I shot at with complete comfort. I thought having these would be a real burden , how wrong I was. Pretty soon i will probably sell the Nikons, I think I can do it all with this.
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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    Guy,

    I'm amazed by how comfortable the Mamiya AFDII is to hand-hold as one does a traditional DSLR or film 35mm SLR. If feels remarkably stable for me with my left hand underneath and my left elbow against torso/chest. By the camera being more full in the bottom if feels better/more stable than my SLR stuff. That's not what I expected.

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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    I agree just was talking about how i am able to handhold this very very well. My left hand cups the whole thing and my left elbow just tucks into my body very naturally and very solid platform. i want the new body though, I don't like the old AFD loaner i am using for now
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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    Guy:

    Does it drop a bit in contrast from veiling flare? It looks like it in image three.

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    Re: P25 plus with Mamiya 55mm

    maybe me i opened the shadows up there, may have taken it a touch to far.

    How it looked before playing
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