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David, I made M645 mounts based on my Mamiya 645 J camera and they mounting on my particular camera rather tight, which is opposite from your experience. There was the same comment from one more backer. I will have to figure out the issue and, of course, I will replace the mount on your lens.
Just got the lens. Looks very nice. However the Mamiya 655 mount is very sloppy and allows the lens to move lot when mounted. So disappointing in use.
thanks a lot!
Hi Eric. Yes, the lens scheme requires long barrel that is obstructing peripheral light rays. It is especially visible at the bright direct sun, also, shooting at long distance makes vignetting stronger. I would recommend to stop down the aperture about 1-2 stops. And, of course, you can always crop off vignetting, if you don't like it.
I have tried my first roll with this lens, lovely!
However, the vignette is extremely sharp when shooting under daylight.
Is that normal or anything I should aware when I shoot with it?
Hi Peter, I will try to ship it this Friday,
My order was for 3.8/120 for Hass 200 focal plane shutter bodies.
Please advise when will it be shipped?
Best regards, Peter W
Hey JC, the lens shutter was released for shipping, you supposed to wind it using the coin by turning that winding screw clockwise. This is quite standard procedure.
Hey all. I recently got my lens and I am unable to securely mount it on my 500C/M. I realized that the screw-like thing on the back of the lens is not aligned with the red dot. And I am unable to override it manually (turning clock-wise) to align it with the red dot, preventing me from mounting it on to the body. Has anyone else encountered the same issue? I do not have the necessary tools to correct this, so any advise is greatly appreciated. Cheers!
thanks for the update. Happy to wait! No problem!
Jens, I just got the last two packages with P6 mount lenses shipped. I'm using Registered mail for international shipping and USPS claims it to be the safest way, but at the same time it is extremely slow and it is hard to tell what affects the delivery time, there was a case when package have been delivered to Australia within 10 days right before X-mas, and there were shipments that took more than three weeks to reach the destination.
Thanks for the latest update. Just wondering when you shipped my P6 lens. I have not received anything yet. Many Thanks. Kind Regards, Jens
Thank you Joey, I really appreciate your support!
Just to update I have received my lens in good order from Denys, thank you for the great work!
Eric, I'm working on it. The progress is fairly slow. By this weekend I was able to assemble, adjust and prepare for shipping just three lenses. I apologize for delay, but it is really a time consuming task.
I really appreciate your patience.
Hi Denys, just checking when would I got my Petzvar 4/120 lens for Hasselblad 500?
Any update on shipping status?
I'm assembling and shipping lenses with P6 mount,
your lens will be shipped within a couple of days, you will get it before Xmas.
I apologize for the delay and appreciate patience of all of the project backers.
Any news on the P6 lenses? I am so looking forward to using it! I've got so many projects lined up for it...
Jacky, thank you for your comment. The vignetting effect was mentioned in the project description and visible on many sample images, in both of my projects. It is difficult to recreate the effect of real lens vignetting, when you need it in your frame, but it is easy to fix, if you don't like it.
After finishing my first roll of film...I found this lens cannot fully cover 6x6 format, but suffcient for 645 format.
I can even see sharp dark corners on the viewfinder when I carefully looking at it. The effect is nice, but buyer should take note that all frames will contain a dark corner.
Hi Wiebke, I will start sending them tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and support.
Hi Denys, what about the 3.8 for Pentagon Six mounts. When will they be ready?
Shawn, I'm sorry for delay, I'm working on it and hope to complete the project by the beginning of December.
Any update on where in line I am to receive my lens?
is there any news on the 3.8 Petvar for Pentagon Six mount I have backed ? I don`t think I have received the survey on 1.8. Any news would be good.
Hi Joey, I have shipped about 1/3 of rewards so far. The progress is slow, but I will try to ship the lens to you within week or two.
I apologize again for delay.
Thank you and best regards,
Hi Denys! I had submitted my address on the 1st but I am shifting office by end of October, should I update my address? Thank you.
Tim, the survey for Petzvar 4/120 in Compur shutter was sent on August 1 and you have responded the same day, at least that is what I see in my backers report.
Hi Denys, I don't believe I have received the survey. Nothing showed searching my inbox. I had backed the compur Hasselblad black do you need me to confirm shipping details?
Denys.. please contact me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org I have recieved my lens but it has some issues
Between October 9th and 13th I happen too be in the area of Olympia WA. I would love to pick up my Pentacon lens myself if it's ready, it'll save on postage and import fees.
Tim, the surveys for Petzvar 4/120 in Compur shutter posted on August 1 and so far I have shipped about 20% of rewards. It is moving slow, the assembly process is time consuming and I'm sending the lenses one by one. The surveys for shutterless lenses will be sent soon as well, I'm still expecting some parts.
I apologize for delay, I really hate to keep you waiting.
Havent seen a survey for this project yet Denys. Have you sent on? Any ETA?
Are the surveys coming soon? I barely can wait! �
Best!!! Just keep us up to date in the comments if you do not want to make a "project update..." We are all with you and your vision, just know any comments however small, or meaningless to you, are our world we bought into to support your vision... You are the man buddy... Do what you do, do it to your highest standards and feed us any little but of info to keep us in high spirits!!!!
Shawn, I have received update from optical company, I'm going to send the survey and start sending out the rewards in beginning of August.
Just checking in.... Anything you can update us with?
Hi Denys, would love an ETA on this project as it appears you had the majority of the components in your February update? Thank you
Denys, any update on the project? Very much looking forward to receiving and using the lens! :)
Denys, I'm sure a lot has happened since the last update and we can't wait to read about it! Could we get a quick update?
It is coming to the end of March, how is the project going on?
Denys, any progress to report?
Any developments @Denys? Also checking that you noticed my preference for black colour. Cheers Tim
Dear friends, Happy New Year!
All orders for components and parts have been placed, I'm waiting for parts to be machined.
Everything is going as planned, I will post update as soon as I will receive ready parts.
My Gasselblad eagerly awaits an update
Any update on progress Denys? Looking forward to my black Petzvar lens!
Awesome, thanks a lot!
Please, excuse me for not posting updates yet, It was less than a month since I have received the funds from Kickstarter. Everything is going as planned, currently I'm working on shutters and placing orders for the lens components. I will post proper update with some images soon.
all the best to everyone!