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    advantages of leaf shutter lens with contax 645?

    What are the advantages of using a lens with leaf shutter compared to a lens with focal-plane shutter - apart from being able to synch flash at higher shutter speeds?

    Would using a Hassleblad 100mm lens with leaf shutter and adapter ring on Contax 645 help reduce the amount of camera shake that I get when shooting with this camera on a tripod with MLU and cable release or not?

    Would using same lens make it easier to shoot Contax 645 hand held at slower speed than shooting with lens with focal-plane shutter?

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    Re: advantages of leaf shutter lens with contax 645?

    Focal plane shutter, even when dumped is a bit of a shock. Both handheld and on tripod.

    There was somewhere very nice article on it, comparing 67 Pentax and Mamiya for landscape photography, and basically Mamiya with leaf shutter done way better.

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    Re: advantages of leaf shutter lens with contax 645?

    The V-series to Contax adapters I am aware of (ie: MAM-1) utilize the focal plan shutter in the Contax and not the leaf shutter in the lens.

    You also have to use Stop Down Metering.

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    Re: advantages of leaf shutter lens with contax 645?

    there goes the neigborhood

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    Re: advantages of leaf shutter lens with contax 645?

    Quote Originally Posted by lowep View Post
    there goes the neigborhood
    I wonder if using the shuuter relase on the Hassey lens, and using "B" on the body would work?

    The trigger on phase backs trigger copal lenses, but I dont know if you can attach direct;ly to the hassey lenses.

    I'm always game for workarounds\

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