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Guys, I'm about to buy this lens for my cambo wide (with focusing mount). I know that I can't do any movement whatsoever with this lens with the cambowide body. But I am interested with other people's experince with this lens. For instance, is it sharp like mamiya 6/7 lenses? I have the 47mm XL for my cambo and I know that the images from my mamiya 6 are far sharper to say the least. Any comment regarding this lens will greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
-- Renee Galang (email@example.com), August 14, 2001
Renee, I have had that lens for almost ten years and it has always made me very happy. Tiny and light. The only complaint is with the Copal who got a sticky opening ring, but nothing to do with the lens itself. It is a sharp lens on LF lenses standards, and contrasty. But dont expect any LF lens with perhaps the exception of the "Digitars" series to match the sharpness of your Mamiya!
-- Paul Schilliger (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 14, 2001.
Errata: should read "sticky SPEED ring" above!
-- Paul Schilliger (email@example.com), August 15, 2001.
If you're talking about 4x5, I don't understand why you can't get movement with your Apo-Summar 150mm. You should be able to get about a 1.5 inch rise with this lens.
-- neil poulsen (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 21, 2001.