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    Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    Does anyone have any shots with the Mamiya 200mm 2.8
    shot with a digital back or film actually?

    I would love to see some shots, especially wide open.
    Portraits and fashion....

    Planning to use mine with a DF body.

    I also plan to modify the lens so I can use a double shutter release cord to stop down and shoot in one action.

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    Re: Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    Quote Originally Posted by FredBGG View Post
    Does anyone have any shots with the Mamiya 200mm 2.8
    shot with a digital back or film actually?

    I would love to see some shots, especially wide open.
    Portraits and fashion....

    Planning to use mine with a DF body.

    I also plan to modify the lens so I can use a double shutter release cord to stop down and shoot in one action.
    Guy has some samples shot with it... if I remember correctly, it's super sharp with bokeh to die for. Wide open is lovely if not with intimidatingly shallow DoF.

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    Re: Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby Lewis View Post
    Guy has some samples shot with it... if I remember correctly, it's super sharp with bokeh to die for. Wide open is lovely if not with intimidatingly shallow DoF.
    I have one, and it's everything Shelby says.

    I posted some shots taken with it here, probably in Novermber or early December?

    Ray

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    Re: Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    Quote Originally Posted by FredBGG View Post
    I would love to see some shots, especially wide open.
    Portraits and fashion....
    No people .. no fashion .. but some of my unavoidable dog shots





    Both shots are about 70 to 80% of the original frame, DF with P65+.

    The lens is amazing, razor sharp even wide open, a bit difficult to focus with viewfinder/screen of the DF.

    Best regards
    Martin

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    Re: Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    100% Crop wide open from Capture one with standard sharpening

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    Re: Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    Buy it . Hell I may buy one back. Can't find my samples but it is a laser for sure with great bokeh
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleM View Post
    No people .. no fashion .. but some of my unavoidable dog shots
    Martin
    Not fashion..... Dog's got style

    Thanks for posting them.

    Regarding the focus do you find the focus confirmation helpful and accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Buy it . Hell I may buy one back. Can't find my samples but it is a laser for sure with great bokeh
    Thanks Guy.

    I bought it before posting this thread...

    My intention was to try it out and either keep it or sell it.
    One of the benefits of buying used!

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    Re: Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    F2.8 on P65+



    Another F2.8, pretty close to the min focus distance



    More pictures from the Mamiya 200mm F2.8 APO here.

    On the Phase One DF focus confirmation is so-so; it's semi-decent on close, contrasty subject matter. And pretty much useless on landscapes and anything remotely close to infinity focus. I am waiting on Brightscreen prism screen and hope that improves the keeper rates. If auto-focus is very important, the 210/4 ULD is good option. They cost ~$400 used and the rendering is somewhat similar. The APO is sharper at F2.8 than the ULD is at F4, so if you want the sharpness, then the APO is the way to go.

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    Re: Mamiya 200mm 2.8 APO anyone shoot with it

    Quote Originally Posted by John Black View Post
    Nice images John.

    The two shots of the gas station are really interesting.
    Could you post them here at a bit higher res...

    Thanks again John

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