Hello, is there anyone here who uses both Mamiya lenses and Canon AF lenses? I am thinking about replacing my Canons with the ZD when it comes out, mainly to overcome the chromatic abberation and fringing issues with the Canon lenses.
Any info on this topic would be very helpful. Thanks.
i did a test with an 80mm and a 35mm with my H1, contax 645, and mamiya afd (at f11).
the contax and mamiys 80mms were way sharper than my H1. and the mamiya was a little sharper than the contax.
the 35mm test was a lot closer and needed to be studied a lot closely. i couldnt tell any diffence between the h1 and contax, but my friend chriss( a very experienced car photographer/ quality nut) was convinced the mamiya won there as well.
chriss had done a simlar test between contax and mamiya afd a few years back when he was trying to decide on a system, but he tried all the lenses (or close equivelents) and the mamiya was almost always sharper than the contax.
he was disapointed as the contax is such a nice camera. he bought the mamiya.
i think a lot of mamiyas bad quality reputation is based on its crappy plasticy exterior, and very few people have had the actual cameras side by side for testing.
i have a canon 1dsmk 2 and the wider leneses are really quite bad. as i shoot a lot of wide action/sports shots i see canons weakness over and over. i just live with it and hope they will release some better lenses soon.