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Mamiya 7 65mm f/4 Medium Format

5/5 (6 Reviews)


  • Camera FormatMedium Format
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length65mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4
    Min Aperturef/22
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance39.37 in
    Picture Angle69 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size58 mm
    Groups / Elements8 Elements in 5 Groups
    Diameter2.64 in
    Length2.56 in
    Weight13.4 oz
    MPN215033
    Product ID20724355

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by agp a Expert

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2005

Strengths:    quality, definitiojn and presence.

Weaknesses:    F4 only. I live with it, and with the larger format it's OK.

Bottom Line:   
I must admit, I was dubious when reading the reviews of this lens. Surely no lens could be that good. Have just sold my Leica M7 body, and used the Mamiya 7II with this lens for a new boarders' party at the headmaster's house.
Despite being off film photography (dust, hassle), I just developed the film (over-developed actually, as I forgot to start the clock!), the pictures staggered me by their presence and quality. Might sell the rest of my Leica stuff - after all, Martin Parr uses this equipment, adn he is one of my heroes.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Second-hand at Fford

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy Mint a Expert

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2003

Strengths:    Lens very sharp, nice contrast with B/W films

Bottom Line:   
Got this lens together with the mamiya 7 body. this lens do not need B/W filters to get the kind of contrast I like!!so that means I can get extra shutterspeeds. Yeah! colours rendition is very good when I'm shooting slides. highly recommened for streets shooters who want to blow up huge prints.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Purchased At:   Camera Workshop

Similar Products Used:   maniya 645 pro

Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Professional from NYC, NY

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2003

Strengths:    Unbelievable sharpness, Well Built, Light, Small, amazing cantrast and sharpness.

Weaknesses:    They say that at f4 it is a bit slow. However I can still shoot handheld @ 1/30 and get great sharpness and detail.

Bottom Line:   
The best lens I ever owned. An absolute beautiful lens. The sharpness of this lens is unbelievable. The color and contrast is simply amazing. I have no complaints about this lens what so ever. I chose this lens over the 80mm and the 43 because it suited my type of photography. I do a lot of outdoor shots and street photography. For group portraits this is a must. I also use it in the house a lot with a tripod and the images are just a dream come true. I bought this lens new on-line at Robert white.com for about $900.00 as opposed to B&H that goes for $1500.00. I have a quality lens that equals or I believe surpasses Hasselblad. A true steal.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   ROBERT WHITE

Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Smallman a Expert from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2001

Strengths:    Compact, light for medium format.
Excellent mechanical and optical performance.
Sharp at all apertures but extremely good at f8 and f11.
No detectable distortion .
Excellent resistance to flare.
No need for separate viewfinder


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Possibly the most versatile single lens for the Mamiya 7. I have taken a Mamiya 7 trekking with just this one lens and obtained marvellously sharp B&W negs which still look crisp when enlarged to 700x900 mm.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $1325.00

Purchased At:   Sydney, Australia

Similar Products Used:   Pentax 67 lenses

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Guna Sengalrayan a Intermediate from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2001

Strengths:    * Extremely sharp
* Good saturation
* Good color
* Edge to edge sharpness
* Almost zero distortion


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I found this lens to be the perfect companion for a Mamiya 7 user. Its great for travel and street photography. If i could only have one lens on my Mamiya 7, this will be it.

The pictures taken with the lens were well saturated and tack sharp.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Leica 28mm R, Voigtlander 35mm Ultron

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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