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Mamiya 65mm f4 L-A lens ?

john dowle , Mar 29, 2012; 11:14 a.m.

Just bought the Mamiya 65mm f4 L-A for my RZ67 Pro II to go along with the 110mm f2.8 that it came with, I'm asking advice on how to use this lens, in particular how to set the floating element ? Any feedback or help much appreciated as usual.


Dave S , Mar 29, 2012; 11:17 a.m.

john dowle , Mar 29, 2012; 12:22 p.m.

Many thanks.

John Crane , May 27, 2012; 11:58 p.m.

John, some people are advocates of gaffer-taping the floating element to infinity and calling it good. I do my best to set accurate distances and I have seen a significant difference at the edges on images I have forgotten to do so, then have remembered and actually set it right. That's really about it. It's a stunning lens - clarity, sharpness, color rendition, detail... it's all there. Just get in the habit of setting the floating element to the proper distance and you'll be good. Have fun.

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