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    DF/DF+ can use lenses of Mamiya AFDIII?

    It always confused, but this is a simple one:

    I have AFDIII now, and multiple lense. Can DF/DF+ use them without any problem? Thanks!

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    Re: DF/DF+ can use lenses of Mamiya AFDIII?

    The lenses should all work fine if they are Mamiya or Phase brands.

    I can't be sure but the AFDIII may be the same as the DF. For a while Mamiya and Phase ran duplicate products just different by names. True for lenses and camera bodies.

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    Re: DF/DF+ can use lenses of Mamiya AFDIII?

    Thanks. The lenses I have fro AFDIII are old lense: AF80 F/2.8, AF 105mm-210mm ULD or manual such as 45mm, 120 Macro (non-D), 200 APO. All of with the logo Mamiya because those products were early Mamiya which has not bought by Phaseone.

    I remember seeing some post here saying some lenses need to be modified then use with DF/DF+?

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    Re: DF/DF+ can use lenses of Mamiya AFDIII?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shineofleo View Post
    Thanks. The lenses I have fro AFDIII are old lense: AF80 F/2.8, AF 105mm-210mm ULD or manual such as 45mm, 120 Macro (non-D), 200 APO. All of with the logo Mamiya because those products were early Mamiya which has not bought by Phaseone.

    I remember seeing some post here saying some lenses need to be modified then use with DF/DF+?
    No. Normally not. Mamiya AFD III should be the same as first Phase One 645 AF (only re-branded).

    Perhaps you had read about modification for the new XF-system.

    But your lenses should all work on DF/DF+. Had them all in the past. Perhaps with manual lenses some light-meetering problems if you stop down them - but it's the same as with your Mamiya AFDIII (you should find something about this in your manual).
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    Re: DF/DF+ can use lenses of Mamiya AFDIII?

    In general the advice is correct but there may be some exceptions depending upon the vintage of the lenses.

    I had to have the firmware of my 120 macro updated though when I first moved to the DF. Heck, I didn't even realize that the 120 macro had a firmware chip at the time! It went back to Mamiya / MAC group and it's worked with every body since.
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    Re: DF/DF+ can use lenses of Mamiya AFDIII?

    He wrote, it's the 'non-D'. So I think it's the older manual version without Pins and Firmware.
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