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Mamiya Sekor 645 PL-mount conversion 16-lens set

Tobias Pekelharing
 
Edited

Hi all,

Getting a lot of questions about these so I thought I'd post this here. It took a year and a half and various copies to put this set together but here it is:
The Mamiya 645 lens set consists of 16 lenses from 24mm to 300mm. A Fisheye, two Macro’s and two Zooms. All have been converted to Duclos hard-mount PL-mounts and shimmed for correct backfocus. All lenses now have de-clicked and dampened apertures, 80mm fronts and focus gears. These lenses cover Full Frame or VistaVision easily, as they were originally built to cover the 4.5x6 format. Their performance is rather spectacular. We tested them on Red Monstro, Sony Venice and Alexa LF with stunning results.
I did most of the declicking/dampening/PL-mount conversion work myself, with help from the amazing guys at Camalot Amsterdam. They also did the backfocus shimming and put on all the focus gears. The lens case and caps are custom made.

The PL-mounts are made by Duclos and are beautifully machined. They consist of two parts, allowing for very easy backfocus shimming like any other professional cine lens. Great job guys! Check out their Mamiya page for more info: https://www.ducloslenses.com/pages/mamiyapl

Please note that the 24mm Fisheye that I'm selling is Maxi-PL, not regular PL-mount like these.

This set is located at Camalot Amsterdam. Any questions please ask. I have no affiliation with any brand, just a lens lover.







 

Tobias Pekelharing
Director
 

Holy Fools Amsterdam www.holyfools.nl
Czar Brussels www.czar.be
Odelay Films London www.odelayfilms.com

Burschi Wojnar
 

Where can I find a link to price etc.

Kind regards,

Burschi Wojnar
Dublin l Ireland


Cinematographer
Aerial Cinematographer
Underwater Technician
Camera Operator
Widescreen l Arri Alexa l RED Epic-W l Sony A7S mkii


Photography is Truth. The Cinema is Truth Twenty-four Times Per Second.
- Jean-Luc Godard


On 20 Jun 2018, at 08:35, Tobias Pekelharing <cml@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Getting a lot of questions about these so I thought I'd post this here. It took a year and a half and various copies to put this set together but here it is:
The Mamiya 645 lens set consists of 16 lenses from 24mm to 300mm. A Fisheye, two Macro’s and two Zooms. All have been converted to Duclos hard-mount PL-mounts and shimmed for correct backfocus. All lenses now have de-clicked and dampened apertures, 80mm fronts and focus gears. These lenses cover Full Frame or VistaVision easily, as they were originally built to cover the 4.5x6 format. Their performance is rather spectacular. We tested them on Red Monstro, Sony Venice and Alexa LF with stunning results.
I did most of the declicking/dampening/PL-mount conversion work myself, with help from the amazing guys at Camalot Amsterdam. They also did the backfocus shimming and put on all the focus gears. The lens case and caps are custom made.

The PL-mounts are made by Duclos and are beautifully machined. They consist of two parts, allowing for very easy backfocus shimming like any other professional cine lens. Great job guys! Check out their Mamiya page for more info: https://www.ducloslenses.com/pages/mamiyapl

Please note that the 24mm Fisheye that I'm selling is Maxi-PL, not regular PL-mount like these.

This set is located at Camalot Amsterdam. Any questions please ask. I have no affiliation with any brand, just a lens lover.

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Darryl Wood
 

I can offer this service. Mail me for pricing.

Regards

Darryl Wood
Spinning Mirror
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Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 9:10 pm
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Subject: Re: [glass] Mamiya Sekor 645 PL-mount conversion 16-lens set

Where can I find a link to price etc.

Kind regards,

Burschi Wojnar
Dublin l Ireland


Cinematographer
Aerial Cinematographer
Underwater Technician
Camera Operator
Widescreen l Arri Alexa l RED Epic-W l Sony A7S mkii


Photography is Truth. The Cinema is Truth Twenty-four Times Per Second.
- Jean-Luc Godard


On 20 Jun 2018, at 08:35, Tobias Pekelharing <cml@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Getting a lot of questions about these so I thought I'd post this here. It took a year and a half and various copies to put this set together but here it is:
The Mamiya 645 lens set consists of 16 lenses from 24mm to 300mm. A Fisheye, two Macro’s and two Zooms. All have been converted to Duclos hard-mount PL-mounts and shimmed for correct backfocus. All lenses now have de-clicked and dampened apertures, 80mm fronts and focus gears. These lenses cover Full Frame or VistaVision easily, as they were originally built to cover the 4.5x6 format. Their performance is rather spectacular. We tested them on Red Monstro, Sony Venice and Alexa LF with stunning results.
I did most of the declicking/dampening/PL-mount conversion work myself, with help from the amazing guys at Camalot Amsterdam. They also did the backfocus shimming and put on all the focus gears. The lens case and caps are custom made.

The PL-mounts are made by Duclos and are beautifully machined. They consist of two parts, allowing for very easy backfocus shimming like any other professional cine lens. Great job guys! Check out their Mamiya page for more info: https://www.ducloslenses.com/pages/mamiyapl

Please note that the 24mm Fisheye that I'm selling is Maxi-PL, not regular PL-mount like these.

This set is located at Camalot Amsterdam. Any questions please ask. I have no affiliation with any brand, just a lens lover.

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Ben Castricone
 

thank     you  for  the   info,  we  see   sel very    little  prime   lenses.   mainly  f mount,  ef mount  or   c  mount

thanks  anyway

best  regards

ben

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:35 AM, Tobias Pekelharing <cml@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Getting a lot of questions about these so I thought I'd post this here. It took a year and a half and various copies to put this set together but here it is:
The Mamiya 645 lens set consists of 16 lenses from 24mm to 300mm. A Fisheye, two Macro’s and two Zooms. All have been converted to Duclos hard-mount PL-mounts and shimmed for correct backfocus. All lenses now have de-clicked and dampened apertures, 80mm fronts and focus gears. These lenses cover Full Frame or VistaVision easily, as they were originally built to cover the 4.5x6 format. Their performance is rather spectacular. We tested them on Red Monstro, Sony Venice and Alexa LF with stunning results.
I did most of the declicking/dampening/PL-mount conversion work myself, with help from the amazing guys at Camalot Amsterdam. They also did the backfocus shimming and put on all the focus gears. The lens case and caps are custom made.

The PL-mounts are made by Duclos and are beautifully machined. They consist of two parts, allowing for very easy backfocus shimming like any other professional cine lens. Great job guys! Check out their Mamiya page for more info: https://www.ducloslenses.com/pages/mamiyapl

Please note that the 24mm Fisheye that I'm selling is Maxi-PL, not regular PL-mount like these.

This set is located at Camalot Amsterdam. Any questions please ask. I have no affiliation with any brand, just a lens lover.








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39899 Balentine Dr Ste 335                      www.uniforcesales.com
Newark,CA  94560

Tobias Pekelharing
 

Sorry for the confusion Burschi but this is not a for sale post, rather to provide information to others wanting to build a Mamiya PL set.

 

Best, Tobias.

Matthew Schroeder
 

Hi Tobias,

Thanks for sharing about the lenses.  You mentioned it took various copies to assemble this set... What were the issues you encountered?
Pulling focus on these must be a joy for the ac :)  
Also curious why you included both the 1.9 and 2.8 versions of the 80mm. 

Any videos from the set you could link to?

best,
Matthew Schroeder
dp, nyc 

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Ben Castricone <BCAST@...> wrote:
thank     you  for  the   info,  we  see   sel very    little  prime   lenses.   mainly  f mount,  ef mount  or   c  mount

thanks  anyway

best  regards

ben

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:35 AM, Tobias Pekelharing <cml@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Getting a lot of questions about these so I thought I'd post this here. It took a year and a half and various copies to put this set together but here it is:
The Mamiya 645 lens set consists of 16 lenses from 24mm to 300mm. A Fisheye, two Macro’s and two Zooms. All have been converted to Duclos hard-mount PL-mounts and shimmed for correct backfocus. All lenses now have de-clicked and dampened apertures, 80mm fronts and focus gears. These lenses cover Full Frame or VistaVision easily, as they were originally built to cover the 4.5x6 format. Their performance is rather spectacular. We tested them on Red Monstro, Sony Venice and Alexa LF with stunning results.
I did most of the declicking/dampening/PL-mount conversion work myself, with help from the amazing guys at Camalot Amsterdam. They also did the backfocus shimming and put on all the focus gears. The lens case and caps are custom made.

The PL-mounts are made by Duclos and are beautifully machined. They consist of two parts, allowing for very easy backfocus shimming like any other professional cine lens. Great job guys! Check out their Mamiya page for more info: https://www.ducloslenses.com/pages/mamiyapl

Please note that the 24mm Fisheye that I'm selling is Maxi-PL, not regular PL-mount like these.

This set is located at Camalot Amsterdam. Any questions please ask. I have no affiliation with any brand, just a lens lover.








--
Uniforce Sales and Engineering                 510 657-4000 x105
39899 Balentine Dr Ste 335                      www.uniforcesales.com
Newark,CA  94560

Tobias Pekelharing
 

Hi Matthew,

We tested all lenses on different cameras as well as on the various optical projectors at Camalot. Because we had multiple samples at hand we were able to compare. Most lenses were fantastic, some had issues and were replaced. The optical projector is very revealing and unforgiving in this sense which is great. These are vintage still lenses and not all of them are still perfect. The 210mm f/4 I took out altogether because it underperformed compared to the others and it is too close to the 200mm f/2.8, which is fantastic.

The 80mm f/1.9 is of course a gem and a bit more ‘dreamy’ wide open. The 80mm f/2.8 is a perfect match to the others and absolutely tiny and light.

We shot a bunch of tests but none of it is online yet. Will post again when we have something online.

Grtz, Tobias.



Tobias Pekelharing
Director


Holy Fools NL
Czar BE
Odelay Films UK

On 20 Jun 2018, at 18:16, Matthew Schroeder <tunnelvision@...> wrote:

Hi Tobias,

Thanks for sharing about the lenses.  You mentioned it took various copies to assemble this set... What were the issues you encountered?
Pulling focus on these must be a joy for the ac :)  
Also curious why you included both the 1.9 and 2.8 versions of the 80mm. 

Any videos from the set you could link to?

best,
Matthew Schroeder
dp, nyc 

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Ben Castricone <BCAST@...> wrote:
thank     you  for  the   info,  we  see   sel very    little  prime   lenses.   mainly  f mount,  ef mount  or   c  mount

thanks  anyway

best  regards

ben

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:35 AM, Tobias Pekelharing <cml@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Getting a lot of questions about these so I thought I'd post this here. It took a year and a half and various copies to put this set together but here it is:
The Mamiya 645 lens set consists of 16 lenses from 24mm to 300mm. A Fisheye, two Macro’s and two Zooms. All have been converted to Duclos hard-mount PL-mounts and shimmed for correct backfocus. All lenses now have de-clicked and dampened apertures, 80mm fronts and focus gears. These lenses cover Full Frame or VistaVision easily, as they were originally built to cover the 4.5x6 format. Their performance is rather spectacular. We tested them on Red Monstro, Sony Venice and Alexa LF with stunning results.
I did most of the declicking/dampening/PL-mount conversion work myself, with help from the amazing guys at Camalot Amsterdam. They also did the backfocus shimming and put on all the focus gears. The lens case and caps are custom made.

The PL-mounts are made by Duclos and are beautifully machined. They consist of two parts, allowing for very easy backfocus shimming like any other professional cine lens. Great job guys! Check out their Mamiya page for more info: https://www.ducloslenses.com/pages/mamiyapl

Please note that the 24mm Fisheye that I'm selling is Maxi-PL, not regular PL-mount like these.

This set is located at Camalot Amsterdam. Any questions please ask. I have no affiliation with any brand, just a lens lover.

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39899 Balentine Dr Ste 335                      www.uniforcesales.com
Newark,CA  94560



Tobias Pekelharing
 

To give you an idea: quick and dirty grabs from the 300mm f/2.8 APO A on Alexa LF:




Best, Tobias.


Tobias Pekelharing
Director


Holy Fools Amsterdam www.holyfools.nl
Czar Brussels www.czar.be
Odelay Films London www.odelayfilms.com

On 20 Jun 2018, at 19:59, Tobias Pekelharing <cml@...> wrote:

Hi Matthew,

We tested all lenses on different cameras as well as on the various optical projectors at Camalot. Because we had multiple samples at hand we were able to compare. Most lenses were fantastic, some had issues and were replaced. The optical projector is very revealing and unforgiving in this sense which is great. These are vintage still lenses and not all of them are still perfect. The 210mm f/4 I took out altogether because it underperformed compared to the others and it is too close to the 200mm f/2.8, which is fantastic.

The 80mm f/1.9 is of course a gem and a bit more ‘dreamy’ wide open. The 80mm f/2.8 is a perfect match to the others and absolutely tiny and light.

We shot a bunch of tests but none of it is online yet. Will post again when we have something online.

Grtz, Tobias.



Tobias Pekelharing
Director


Holy Fools NL
Czar BE
Odelay Films UK

On 20 Jun 2018, at 18:16, Matthew Schroeder <tunnelvision@...> wrote:

Hi Tobias,

Thanks for sharing about the lenses.  You mentioned it took various copies to assemble this set... What were the issues you encountered?
Pulling focus on these must be a joy for the ac :)  
Also curious why you included both the 1.9 and 2.8 versions of the 80mm. 

Any videos from the set you could link to?

best,
Matthew Schroeder
dp, nyc 

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Ben Castricone <BCAST@...> wrote:
thank     you  for  the   info,  we  see   sel very    little  prime   lenses.   mainly  f mount,  ef mount  or   c  mount

thanks  anyway

best  regards

ben

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:35 AM, Tobias Pekelharing <cml@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Getting a lot of questions about these so I thought I'd post this here. It took a year and a half and various copies to put this set together but here it is:
The Mamiya 645 lens set consists of 16 lenses from 24mm to 300mm. A Fisheye, two Macro’s and two Zooms. All have been converted to Duclos hard-mount PL-mounts and shimmed for correct backfocus. All lenses now have de-clicked and dampened apertures, 80mm fronts and focus gears. These lenses cover Full Frame or VistaVision easily, as they were originally built to cover the 4.5x6 format. Their performance is rather spectacular. We tested them on Red Monstro, Sony Venice and Alexa LF with stunning results.
I did most of the declicking/dampening/PL-mount conversion work myself, with help from the amazing guys at Camalot Amsterdam. They also did the backfocus shimming and put on all the focus gears. The lens case and caps are custom made.

The PL-mounts are made by Duclos and are beautifully machined. They consist of two parts, allowing for very easy backfocus shimming like any other professional cine lens. Great job guys! Check out their Mamiya page for more info: https://www.ducloslenses.com/pages/mamiyapl

Please note that the 24mm Fisheye that I'm selling is Maxi-PL, not regular PL-mount like these.

This set is located at Camalot Amsterdam. Any questions please ask. I have no affiliation with any brand, just a lens lover.

<IMG_2734.jpg>

<ORG_DSC08766.jpg>

<IMG_2720.jpg>






-- 
Uniforce Sales and Engineering                 510 657-4000 x105
39899 Balentine Dr Ste 335                      www.uniforcesales.com
Newark,CA  94560