Dr88man

Joined on Nov 23, 2014

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The advantages of the Mamiya 7 II over the Plaubel Makina are substantial. The Mamiya 7 II holds better alignment over time, film advance is more reliable, more rugged and less fragile, and more importantly, the lenses are sharper than the Plaubel Makina. You won’t see much of a difference with a 4x loupe, but on a 8x loupe, the Mamiya 7 II lenses are clearly sharper.

These are the reasons why I bought the Mamiya 7 II 16 years ago over the Plaubel Makina. The Mamiya 7 II adds multiple exposure over the regular 7, otherwise they’re essentially the same camera. I knew these cameras would be instant classics due to their special niche. In an age of digital manipulation, every photographer needs to own a film camera for truth, history, and posterity.

My holy trinity of lenses are the 43mm, 80mm, and 150mm. The leaf shutter allows for hand-held shots down to 1/8s. No vibration whatsoever! 6x7 Velvia 50 scans on my Epson V-750 yields 150MP images that are breathtaking and razor sharp.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2021 at 07:10 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Hmm, I think I’ll stick with my fish-eye lens, thanks!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 04:48 UTC as 37th comment
On article The Nikkor Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 is a compact $400 zoom (223 comments in total)

What is the value of a f/6.3 lens at 50mm? That’s why I purchased a 5Ds R for $1,700 for a 24-105/4L lens that I wasn’t using since my 5D got stolen. With the money saved, I added a 24/3.5 TS-E lens. Besides the 24-70/2.8 S, my Nikon Z7 hardly gets used due to the continued banal lens selection. Stick to the damn road map, Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 00:30 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

This is what a 100-400 lens should be like - less than f/5.6 at the tele end, stabilized, and have built-in TC! Bravo Olympus! Too bad I’m a Nikon, Canon, Fuji shooter.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2020 at 14:44 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies

Nice tribute! I remember my parents buying an AE-1 and 50/1.8 lens. I learned to use it and started to add to the system over the years. Added more bodies: A1 and T90 bodies. I still have those FD lenses: 17/4, 24/2.8, 50/1.4, 100/4 Macro, 75-200/4.5, 80-200/4L.
To this day, the A1 is the perfect camera - aperture and shutter priority. Love the split-image rangefinder focus. 95% of the time, it works all the time... Just like todays’ AF.😉

Link | Posted on May 22, 2020 at 18:33 UTC as 68th comment

Time to order more film! Thanks for the heads up.😉

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 03:23 UTC as 20th comment

Love this! However, I have a feeling a used, real F3 might cost less. I’d love to see a Leica M3 - “Lego M3!”

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2019 at 22:02 UTC as 35th comment
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Dr88man: Purchase a large quantity of film, and you can keep it in the freezer for years without degradation. Allow the roll to thaw at room temperature for 1 week before use. I can never get rid of my Mamiya 7ii system with the 43mm, 80mm, and 150mm lenses.
On this latest news, I just ordered several 5pk Velvia and Acros films. I scan my own film with an Epson V750. What actually worries me is the vanishing E6 developers.
30% price increase, doesn't mean elimination, just reflects lower volume and increased costs of chemicals.

I do have a lead lined box from my medical film storage days. One can line any box with lead sheet metal. I do agree that gamma radiation will get the better of film over time, but not before a solid 10 years. Ken Rockwell reports of using film he frooze from the 1908s without detriment. I can only vouch that one should be able to get 10 year shelf life in deep freeze.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 18:35 UTC

Purchase a large quantity of film, and you can keep it in the freezer for years without degradation. Allow the roll to thaw at room temperature for 1 week before use. I can never get rid of my Mamiya 7ii system with the 43mm, 80mm, and 150mm lenses.
On this latest news, I just ordered several 5pk Velvia and Acros films. I scan my own film with an Epson V750. What actually worries me is the vanishing E6 developers.
30% price increase, doesn't mean elimination, just reflects lower volume and increased costs of chemicals.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 23:58 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

While Fuji is experimenting and dreaming big, a digital equivalent of a Mamiya 7ii employing a 6x7 or even perhaps a true 645 size sensor would be a revelation.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 01:14 UTC as 7th comment
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