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    Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    Hi,

    is it possible to use the new Phase One Schneider Leaf Shutter lenses on an old Mamiya AFD III body?
    What ist the difference between the AFD III and die DF and the DF+?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    No, it is not possible to use them at all on a Mamiya AFD III.

    On the newer 645DF+, if your camera or lens front or back focuses, it has a setting to adjust for that. For example, you can force it to back focus to compensate for a lens that front focuses. I really like that feature.

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    Hi Steve,
    yes this should be a very important feature. Is it only available on the DF+. Not the DF?

    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by steve_cor View Post
    No, it is not possible to use them at all on a Mamiya AFD III.

    On the newer 645DF+, if your camera or lens front or back focuses, it has a setting to adjust for that. For example, you can force it to back focus to compensate for a lens that front focuses. I really like that feature.

    --Steve.

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    The DF doesn't have the autofocus adjust feature.

    I don't like the autofocus on the Mamiya AFD III at all. It's slow, and it hunts, and sometimes it fails to lock on. Nevertheless, it works. After a while.

    All those problems are gone now on the DF+. The autofocus is quick and accurate. But it's better with two half-presses of the shutter release.

    --Steve.
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    Hi Steve,
    thank you for your information.
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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    For full clarity re [LS+AFD3]... the LS lenses will mount and the afd3 will fire. But the aperture will remain open, the leaf shutter won't trigger, and autofocus will not work. So for 99% of users it isn't a useful combo.
    Doug Peterson , Digital Transitions | Email
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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    Hi Doug,
    thank you. This is an important info. Especially the issue with the autofocus...

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    Hi Doug,
    i have searched the web and there is an info, that the DF+ with AF adjustment dont realize if you change the lens, and you have to change the AF adjustment again every time you change the lens...
    Is this right? Thank you.
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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    There is only one setting for autofocus adjustment. It's not per lens or anything.

    Most of my lenses need +7. Maybe it's the camera body that needs +7, I don't know.

    To have an adjustment per lens, just label each lens. You have to remember to change the custom function if the next lens uses a different setting.





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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    HI Steve,
    this is a simple but good work solution. Thank you.
    mueller123

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III and new LS Lenses

    i still prefer the way sigma handle that problem… usb dock for lenses… you adjust every lenses independently, with 3 independent focus distance area… top !

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