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    Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Jack,
    Your lens arrived:

    Sudbury General Store
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Sudbury General Store
    Attachment 8676

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Bob, I'm guessing they probably don't stock the Mamiya 28mm lens at the Sudbury General Store?

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Cool! Looks like it's performing for you too --- nice old building!
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    Bob, those are great! What back are you using?

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Kurt,
    Nope, it has been closed for a little while.
    The grandson of the owner/shopkeeper lives next door and came out to ask what I was doing and to introduce himself.
    We have a diminishing collection of these old buildings around town.
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Jack,
    Yes, it seems to be just fine. I need to fool around with the processing a bit. The C1 lens profile takes out the pincushion but maybe a touch too much.
    -bob

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Bill,
    I am using a Phase one P45+.
    I am still getting used to dof in this format, but I am very pleased over-all.
    -bob

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    Sudbury general store-- I thought that was Broadway Photo...

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Mark,
    Yes, there is a certain vague resemblance although in a more rural setting.
    -bob

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Cool! Looks like it's performing for you too --- nice old building!
    Jack,
    One more thing, now I REALLY feel like I NEED the Arca cube,
    Why did you ever show it to me?
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Jack,
    One more thing, now I REALLY feel like I NEED the Arca cube,
    Why did you ever show it to me?
    -bob



    Just to whet your appetite a bit more, but excuse the images as they are --- ahem -- Canon shots:




    and,



    and for comparison,



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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Jack, Jack don't make me do it...

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Bob, Bob, Bob... You KNOW you want to!




    ....

    (And, ask anybody who owns one and they'll tell you it is the simply the best!)
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    ...except for Paul Butzi probably Poor DR in those images
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post



    Just to whet your appetite a bit more, but excuse the images as they are --- ahem -- Canon shots:




    and,



    and for comparison,



    ,
    Do you have any idea its been not to hit the order button?

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Jack, so Paul Butzi butchered this thing in his review. Do you not find any of his points to be valid for you? You should post your own review somewhere to counter-balance.

    http://www.butzi.net/reviews/ArcaSwissC1.htm

    Scratch that, I just saw that the review on LL was done by you. Who knew!

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...rca-cube.shtml
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    LOL. I have been avoiding looking at that. Bob you need to get one so when it get's old I have a chance to buy one than.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    I think I'll get a Manfrotto 410 for my Contax 645, and just make sure that the camera is balanced over the head before use. I am not yet willing to spend more on a tripod head than on a macro or super-wide-angle lens! Maybe one day...
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Jack,

    It IS a beautiful tool ! Any self respecting MFer should definitely have one!! :rolleyes Why would you put your $20K-$40K plus camera system on a "lowly" RRS BH 40 or 55 ? Bob and Guy, just push the "Purchase" button !! It doesn't hurt for long !!!


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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    I have been borrowing a Bogen 405 on a extended loan and I have it mounted on a Gitzo series 3 systematic, and the thing that irks me is about the 405 is that I can actually see it wobble when the mirror slaps on the AFD III.
    I think I need to send it back.
    The Bogen is equipped with circular levels, which are a bit dicey unless they are the high precision large diameter type (like the Apla version).
    My mouse finger is getting itchy.
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post



    Just to whet your appetite a bit more, but excuse the images as they are --- ahem -- Canon shots:




    and,



    and for comparison,



    ,
    Jack,
    Unless the real thing has better shadow detail it is no deal.
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    I am weakening

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Bob, the real thing not only has better shadow detail, it feels like you are winding a swiss watch as you make the leveling adjustments.


    Did I mention that the tilts are nodal (or at least close enough to the lens axis to be called such) too? Note that first image again -- (or twice ) -- and you can see that with a simple sliding plate, you can get nodal multi-row stitches. So in effect, this head SAVES you money because you won't need a full pano head!






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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    ha! I am glad you posted this jacko- I have had one on order with the guys at Capture Intergration for liek 2 months...and was going to cancel...but..maybe..not.

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    Pete: Sent you a PM
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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    In Stock

    And oh so cheap. Guess I should have moved my IRA over to Cubes instead of where it was sitting during the last few months.


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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    What's amazing is I paid half that for mine a few years back... Glad I bought in then

    Did I mention it's just like having your camera mounted and adjustable like a surveyor's transit?


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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    as of today, it would hurt 2,399 times

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    Re: Mamiya 35mm f3.5

    John, trust me it will only hurt once. Then after you use it the first time, you forget all about the original purchase price pain. Think of it as a really nice XY + index milling base for your camera
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    John needs to make these for us poor folk. LOL
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