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    Reading Lens meta or exif data from Mamiya

    Is there a way to read the actual lens used with a Phase One/Mamiya lens combination.

    I need to know if I used the 55-110 or just the 55mm lens. All I get in Capture one 4.x or 3.7.8 is that 55mm was used.

    Trying to test both lenses and didn't realize that you couldn't see the actual lens info, just focal length.

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    Re: Reading Lens meta or exif data from Mamiya

    Paul - I'm no expert with C1 however I believe it can only read the focal length used at the time and not the range.

    I'm sure others with far more knowledge will chime in shortly.

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    Re: Reading Lens meta or exif data from Mamiya

    I think Don's right. The actual FL used is all you get. Occasionally you can tell by the aperture, if you were using the lens wide open!
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    Re: Reading Lens meta or exif data from Mamiya

    Just did a fast and very unscientific test using CS4 Bridge and a couple images on my laptop. The result was that the only time I could see both the focal length and specific lens used was for my Canon shots, none of my older Mamiya AFD and P45+ shots showed the lens used.

    Looks unlikely that I'm wrong - but then again ...

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    Re: Reading Lens meta or exif data from Mamiya

    Thanks guys,

    I believe you are correct, should have figured that out.
    Basic stuff, that should be recorded, but is left out.

    I also tried a few of the Exif readers that will see raw files
    and they don't see a lens type either, so Mamiya/Phase
    didn't communicate on that one.

    I am spoiled by Canon, Nikon Lecia, Olympus, Pentax, Fuji, etc.
    at having that info available.

    Paul Caldwell

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    Re: Reading Lens meta or exif data from Mamiya

    to add,
    Sometimes aperture even shows me the wrong length, I think the exiff is not always 100% fool proof

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