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Mamiya 7 80mm f/4 Medium Format

5/5 (10 Reviews)


  • MPN215031
    Product ID20724358
    Weight10.2 oz
    Length2.2 in
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance39 in
    Diameter2.64 in
    Camera FormatMedium Format
    Attachment / Filter Size58 mm
    Min Aperturef/22
    Picture Angle58 degrees
    Focal Length80mm
    Groups / Elements6 Elements in 4 Groups
    Lens Max Aperturef/4
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philippe Tempel a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2004

Strengths:    Light and portable. Can flash sync at all speeds due to Seiko copal shutter. Very quiet (at least as quiet as a Leica M7).

Weaknesses:    Slower f/4 aperture. No half stop detents (though you can wing it by setting the aperture in the middle). Requires battery (not a big deal since the 6V lithiums can be bought at common drug stores like CVS).

Bottom Line:   
Have been using this lens and also think it is one of the sharpest that I own. Sharpness isn't everything, but is certainly helpful to bring out small details. It's kind of a "wire sharp" as compared to Zeiss lenses.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Purchased At:   Used online

Similar Products Used:   Carl Zeiss 80mm C (for Hasselblad), Schneider 75mm Xenar (for Rolleicord).

Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TBentsen a Intermediate from Sandnes, Norway

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2002

Strengths:    Ultra high resolution, very high contrast,clean colours. Very light and well made.

Weaknesses:    It's difficult to get "soft" portraits, because of it's high resolution and high contrast (if that's important). It's expensive (over 1600$), but most quality lenses are.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very sharp and contrasty lens on all apertures. The colours are clean and brilliant. I use it most on f11-f22 for landscapes, and it delivers exellent results from nearest to infinity.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Purchased At:   Askim fag import

Similar Products Used:   Bronica Zenzanon 75 2.8 EII and PE, Nikkor 75mm 2.8 (for Bronica), Rollei Xenar 75mm 3.5.

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jtcedinburgh a Intermediate from Edinburgh, Scotland

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2001

Strengths:    Optically perfect, or as perfect as I've seen. Beautifully sharp, even-handed contrast, astonishing detail, and that 'something' that I've only ever seen in Zeiss glass - 3D!

Weaknesses:    Slightly slow - f4 max, although with the perceptibly shallower DOF, perhaps this is a good thing!

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic lens, I cannot sing its praises enough! My only criticism is that it's fairly slow as a 'standard' lens for the M7 system.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Purchased At:   WIth 7-II body

Similar Products Used:   Bronica ETRSi with 75/2.8PE
Contax G2 system (28/45/90)
Canon EOS with various L- and non-L glass.


Type of photography:   Outdoor


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

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2001

Strengths:    Very light and compact for medium format.
Extremely sharp, remarkably so at f8 and f11.
Sharp right into the corners.
No apparent distortion. no problems with flare.


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
The least expensive of the Mamiya 7 lenses.
Outstanding performance. I have a photograph of 500 people on the steps of Sydney Opera House made with this lens and you could identify each one of the faces.
It doesn't get any better in medium format.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $763.00

Purchased At:   Sydney, Australia

Similar Products Used:   Pentax 67 lenses, Nikon 80mm on Plaubel Makina.

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Colin Whittle a Intermediate from England

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2001

Strengths:    Stunning image quality

Weaknesses:    Picky - but the lens hood is a pain to use

Bottom Line:   
I found it hard to believe the quality of the images, this lens is so sharp. I examined an 8 x 10 print with a magnifier it was amazing to see the detail in the image, I must have spent 10 minutes looking into the view and discovering the pin sharp quality. I compared with a similar scene taked on my EOS3 which I thought was excellent, under higher magnification the difference was staggering.
Outdoor and street work reveals detail almost impossible to imagine.
Mamiya isn't cheap, especially in the USA, UK is better :-))
My advice would be to hire one for the weekend, shoot a few rolls then prepare to be impressed.
Go on you only live once, treat yourself....

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Canon EOS gear

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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