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05-07-2015, 05:05 PM   #1
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150mm vs 200mm | Manual Focus on 645N

Anyone have any experience with the A version of the 150mm and 200mm lenses? I shoot primarily landscapes (35mm and 45mm lenses), but I like to keep a telephoto around because you just never know. I realize that they won't be close to their 35mm equivalents, but I feel as if these are as long as I'll need for my 645N for my shooting style.


05-07-2015, 06:24 PM   #2

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I have both and if I don't need the reach of the 200, I'd pick the 150. It's very compact and has a very nice rendering.
05-07-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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IQ-wise, are they about the same? Obviously bokeh will be slightly off, but with CA, sharpness, etc.?
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Edge to the 150 in every aspect.

05-07-2015, 09:04 PM   #5
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I have most of the 645A system but not the 35 and 45. I also do mostly landscape and nature and my most practical walking around gear is 45~85 zoom, 120 macro, and then the 200 provides a good spread. I don`t think there is a large difference in image quality between 150 and 200 lenses usually stopped down for my purposes.
And yes, I would love to someday own the 35.
05-09-2015, 02:26 PM   #6
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The A 150mm is really good, I was very pleased with it. Only real drawback is the minimum focus distance, which the FA has differently. I also used the FA 200mm, but preferred the 150 mm, which has just the edge. Don't know about the A 200mm, which has a different design.
05-09-2015, 03:30 PM   #7
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As for minimum focus: 150-1.4 meters, 200-2 meters. That gives both a min. mag. about .15x and sometimes seems not quite tight enough, I know. The 80~160 focuses to 1 meter, substantially closer. For some subjects ext. tubes are the answer and the 150 works real well with them. The full auto set is usually available used on line.

Last edited by From1980; 05-09-2015 at 03:35 PM. Reason: mistake in figures

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