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Old 07-30-2012   #1
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I recently acquired a Mamiya 645 Super by accident. I would like to use this and see what it can do. It came with an 80mm lens. I intend to shoot mainly landscapes and would like some counseling as to what lens or lenses I might be advised to acquire. I am really just looking to have some fun here so any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mike

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Wide angle lenses are nice for landscape photography. Mamiya makes 55mm and 35mm wide angle lenses for their 645 series.
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If you start with what you have, you'll learn what you need. I think that would be a better approach than throwing $$$ at it without first finding out if there are any limitations to overcome. You may be surprised.
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Thanks guys. The only lens that came with the camera is an 80mm. I am primarily interested in landscape, sunrise and sunset. Is this going to get me where I need to go, or is there some other things I need to look at.Being totally honest I guess I just really want to hurry to find out what this little machine can do. Thanks Brooks and Doug as your advice is sound.
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Graduated neutral density filters are a good things to have for low sun. You didn't mention whether or not you have a tripod but those are needful too.
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Treat this camera gingerly. The Super suffered from a chronic failure of the shutter electronics. When the shutter fails, the camera defaults to 1/500th shutter speed, regardless of the setting you use, or how fresh the battery inserted.

If you have all the other accessories, ie. lens, prism, film backs, winder, etc. They will all fit on the replacement body... The Mamiya 645 Pro. Available in great quantity and for very reasonable prices.

With the exception of that particular model, the early m645s, the following Pro and Pro TTL all used the same lenses. The Super, the Pro, and the Pro TTL all used the same metered and non metered prisms and winders.

Great system, and a very fun MF experience.
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Hove Pro-Guide: Mamiya: Medium Format Systems by Bob Shell. ISBN: 0 906447 76 3. 208 pages.
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I have a digital 645 and I purchased a 45mm lens from Adorama in great condition for about $400. It is an older lens but works great and is better than paying out $2k.


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