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    Use a Mamiya 55-110mm on a Mamiya DF?

    Hello guys,
    i ve heard, that some lenses won't work on the Mamiya/P1 DF camera. Is this right? Waht lenses won't work?

    There should be a modification to this lenses for the DF cameras.?!?? I dont know..

    Thank you.
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    Re: Use a Mamiya 55-110mm on a Mamiya DF?

    Every Mamiya AF and MF, D, and LS lens will work on the DF/DF+ with the one exception I'm aware of being SOME 105-210mm lenses.

    A small number were produced with an autofocus CPU which is not compatible with modern bodies. Later production runs used a more modern CPU which is ready to use on a DF or DF+. To make them compatible requires changing out this CPU which I've only had customers do twice (maybe I'm forgetting another one or two?), and it was a while ago. So forgive me for the vagueness but the price for this service was something like $350. You can check with your dealer for exact pricing on Monday, assuming this service is still available (I have no reason to suspect it's not, but like I said it's been a while).

    Of course my biased suggestion (being a dealer) would be to buy such a lens if possible from a dealer so that they are responsible for making sure it's in ready-to-use working order. But you could also buy used from another user who has a DF or DF+.

    Edit: I had typo'd 55-110. As Steve very rightly says below it's the 105-210 where some of the earlier production runs had the older AF sensor. Thanks Steve!
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    Re: Use a Mamiya 55-110mm on a Mamiya DF?

    There was an issue with the Mamiya 105-210mm. It can be fixed, but I wouldn't recommend that lens anyway. You'd be better of with a 75-150mm.

    Phase One and Leaf - Mamiya Official User to User Forum • View topic - Mamiya 105-210 not compatible with DF+ ?

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    Re: Use a Mamiya 55-110mm on a Mamiya DF?

    Another lens that I have that needed a CPU upgrade was the Mamiya 120mm macro too. I had to get mine updated a few years back to work with the DF.
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    Re: Use a Mamiya 55-110mm on a Mamiya DF?

    Graham, I had never heard of this (or have forgotten?).

    Was it a firmware update (less than $200) or a CPU replacement ($300+).
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    Re: Use a Mamiya 55-110mm on a Mamiya DF?

    Doug,

    The lens had to go in for a CPU replacement I believe. It was handled by MAC group and arranged through Optechs. This was maybe three or four years ago?
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