Mamiya-Sekor Macro C 80mm F/4

Macro lens • Film era • Discontinued

MACRO Macro lens. Designed specially for shooting close-ups of small subjects but can be also used in other genres of photography, not necessarily requiring focusing at close distances.
C The multi-layer coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.

Model history

Mamiya-Sekor Macro C 80mm F/4 N6x4.51:2Mamiya M645A6 - 40.36m⌀67
Mamiya-Sekor Macro C 80mm F/46x4.51:2Mamiya M645A6 - 40.375m⌀67

Mamiya M645

Medium format MF film SLR camera

Announced:1975
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:8 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering:No
Dimensions:122.7x99.3x166.5mm (*)
Weight:1745g (*)

* - with Mamiya-Sekor C 80mm F/1.9

Mamiya M645 1000S

Medium format MF film SLR camera

Announced:1976
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:8 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:No
Dimensions:122.7x99.3x166.5mm (*)
Weight:1765g (*)

* - with Mamiya-Sekor C 80mm F/1.9

Mamiya M645J

Medium format MF film SLR camera

Announced:1979
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering:No
Dimensions:122.7x94.5x166.5mm (*)
Weight:1685g (*)

* - with Mamiya-Sekor C 80mm F/1.9

Mamiya 645 Super

Medium format MF film SLR camera

Announced:1985
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:No
Dimensions:91x87.5x116mm
Weight:895g

Mamiya 645 Pro

Medium format MF film SLR camera

Announced:1993
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:No
Dimensions:124x102.5x124mm
Weight:980g

Mamiya 645 Pro-TL

Medium format MF film SLR camera

Announced:1997
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:No
Dimensions:124x103x124mm
Weight:970g

Mamiya 645AF

Medium format AF film SLR camera

Announced:1999
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B, T
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:153x128x184mm
Weight:1730g

Mamiya 645E

Medium format MF film SLR camera

Announced:2000
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions:135x134.2x163.8mm
Weight:1340g

Mamiya 645AFD

Medium format AF film SLR camera

Announced:2001
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B, T
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:153x128x184mm
Weight:1730g

Mamiya 645AFD II

Medium format AF film SLR camera

Announced:2005
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B, T
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:153x128x184mm
Weight:1730g

Mamiya 645AFD III

Medium format AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Phase One 645AF
Announced:2008
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B, T
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Dimensions:153x128x184mm
Weight:1780g

Mamiya 645DF

Medium format AF digital SLR camera

Also known as:Phase One 645DF
Announced:2009
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Sensor type:CCD
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:3600 - 1/4000 + B, T
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Image stabilizer:-
Dimensions:153x128x152mm
Weight:1030g

Mamiya 645DF+

Medium format AF digital SLR camera

Also known as:Phase One 645DF+
Announced:2012
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:56 × 41.5mm
Sensor type:CCD
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:3600 - 1/4000 + B, T
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Image stabilizer:-
Dimensions:153x128x152mm
Weight:1030g

Phase One XF

Medium format AF digital SLR camera

Announced:May 2015
Mount:Mamiya M645
Format:53.9 × 40.4mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:3600 - 1/4000 + B, T
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Image stabilizer:-
Dimensions:152x108x85mm
Weight:790g

Features highlight

6x4.5
F.E.
Auto
MF
Macro 1:2

Specification

Production details
Announced:<No information>
Production status:Discontinued
Production type:Mass production
Original name:MAMIYA-SEKOR MACRO C 1:4 f=80mm
Optical design
Focal length:80mm
Speed:F/4
Maximum format:Medium format 6x4.5
Mount:Mamiya M645
Flange focal distance:63.3mm
Diagonal angle of view:47.1° (Medium format)
Lens construction:6 elements - 4 groups
Floating element system
Diaphragm mechanism
Diaphragm type:Automatic
Number of blades:5
Focusing
Closest focusing distance:0.375m
Maximum magnification ratio:1:2 at the closest focusing distance
Focusing method:<No information>
Focusing modes:Manual focus only
Manual focus control:Focusing ring
Physical characteristics
Weight:585g
Maximum diameter x Length:⌀79×75mm
Accessories
Filters:Screw-type 67mm
Lens hood:Not required

Manufacturer description

Its high resolving power is especially appreciated in close-up and copy work. A built-in floating system automatically compensates for increased aberration most other macros suffer at close focusing distances, and you obtain edge-to-edge sharpness every time. The optional Auto Macro Spacer extends range from half-life-size to life-size.

Typical application

landscapes, interiors, buildings, cityscapes, portraits, travel, macrophotography and product photography

Notes and recommendations

  • If you are into insect macro photography, consider acquiring a macro lens with a focal length of at least twice as much: its large closest working distance will allow not to scare away the subject, and the lens barrel will not cast a shadow over it.

Lenses with similar focal length

Mamiya-Sekor Macro C 80mm F/4 N ⌀676x4.51:2Mamiya M645Pro

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35mm full frame

43.27 24 36
  • Dimensions: 36 × 24mm
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Diagonal: 43.27mm

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Image stabilizer

A technology used for reducing or even eliminating the effects of camera shake. Gyro sensors inside the lens detect camera shake and pass the data to a microcomputer. Then an image stabilization group of elements controlled by the microcomputer moves inside the lens and compensates camera shake in order to keep the image static on the imaging sensor or film.

The technology allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without image stabilizer you have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.

MF

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Original name

Lens name as indicated on the lens barrel (usually on the front ring). With lenses from film era, may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Format

Format refers to the shape and size of film or image sensor.

35mm is the common name of the 36x24mm film format or image sensor format. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a diagonal measurement of approximately 43mm. The name originates with the total width of the 135 film which was the primary medium of the format prior to the invention of the full frame digital SLR. Historically the 35mm format was sometimes called small format to distinguish it from the medium and large formats.

APS-C is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the film negatives of 25.1x16.7mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Medium format is a film format or image sensor format larger than 36x24mm (35mm) but smaller than 4x5in (large format).

Angle of view

Angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view.

As the focal length changes, the angle of view also changes. The shorter the focal length (eg 18mm), the wider the angle of view. Conversely, the longer the focal length (eg 55mm), the smaller the angle of view.

A camera's angle of view depends not only on the lens, but also on the sensor. Imaging sensors are sometimes smaller than 35mm film frame, and this causes the lens to have a narrower angle of view than with 35mm film, by a certain factor for each sensor (called the crop factor).

This website does not use the angles of view provided by lens manufacturers, but calculates them automatically by the following formula: 114.6 * arctan (21.622 / CF * FL),

where:

CF – crop-factor of a sensor,
FL – focal length of a lens.

Mount

A lens mount is an interface — mechanical and often also electrical — between a camera body and a lens.

A lens mount may be a screw-threaded type, a bayonet-type, or a breech-lock type. Modern camera lens mounts are of the bayonet type, because the bayonet mechanism precisely aligns mechanical and electrical features between lens and body, unlike screw-threaded mounts.

Lens mounts of competing manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony etc.) are always incompatible. In addition to the mechanical and electrical interface variations, the flange focal distance from the lens mount to the film or sensor can also be different.

Lens construction

Lens construction – a specific arrangement of elements and groups that make up the optical design, including type and size of elements, type of used materials etc.

Element - an individual piece of glass which makes up one component of a photographic lens. Photographic lenses are nearly always built up of multiple such elements.

Group – a cemented together pieces of glass which form a single unit or an individual piece of glass. The advantage is that there is no glass-air surfaces between cemented together pieces of glass, which reduces reflections.

Flange focal distance

The flange focal distance (FFD), sometimes called the "flange back", is the distance from the mechanical rear end surface of the lens mount to the focal plane.

Focal length

The focal length is the factor that determines the size of the image reproduced on the focal plane, picture angle which covers the area of the subject to be photographed, depth of field, etc.

Speed

The largest opening or stop at which a lens can be used is referred to as the speed of the lens. The larger the maximum aperture is, the faster the lens is considered to be. Lenses that offer a large maximum aperture are commonly referred to as fast lenses, and lenses with smaller maximum aperture are regarded as slow.

In low-light situations, having a wider maximum aperture means that you can shoot at a faster shutter speed or work at a lower ISO, or both.

Floating element system

Provides correction of aberrations and ensures constantly high image quality at the entire range of focusing distances from infinity down to the closest focusing distance. It is particularly effective for the correction of field curvature that tends to occur with large-aperture, wide-angle lenses when shooting at close ranges.

Closest focusing distance

The minimum distance from the focal plane (film or sensor) to the subject where the lens is still able to focus.

Closest working distance

The distance from the front edge of the lens to the subject at the maximum magnification.

Magnification ratio

Determines how large the subject will appear in the final image. For example, a magnification ratio of 1:1 means that the image of the subject formed on the film or sensor will be the same size as the subject in real life. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is often called "life-size".

Electromagnetic diaphragm control system

Provides highly accurate diaphragm control and stable auto exposure performance during continuous shooting.

Convex protruding front element

The convex front element protrudes from the lens barrel, making it impossible to use filters.

Manual diaphragm

The diaphragm must be stopped down manually by rotating the detent aperture ring.

Preset diaphragm

The lens has two rings, one is for pre-setting, while the other is for normal diaphragm adjustment. The first ring must be set at the desired aperture, the second ring then should be fully opened for focusing, and turned back for stop down to the pre-set value.

Semi-automatic diaphragm

The lens features spring mechanism in the diaphragm, triggered by the shutter release, which stops down the diaphragm to the pre-set value. The spring needs to be reset manually after each exposure to re-open diaphragm to its maximum value.

Automatic diaphragm

The camera automatically closes the diaphragm down during the shutter operation. On completion of the exposure, the diaphragm re-opens to its maximum value.

Number of blades

As a general rule, the more blades that are used to create the aperture opening in the lens, the rounder the out-of-focus highlights will be.

Some lenses are designed with curved diaphragm blades, so the roundness of the aperture comes not from the number of blades, but from their shape. However, the fewer blades the diaphragm has, the more difficult it is to form a circle, regardless of rounded edges.

At maximum aperture, the opening will be circular regardless of the number of blades.

Weight

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

Maximum diameter x Length

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

For lenses with collapsible design, the length is indicated for the working (retracted) state.

Weather sealing

A rubber material which is inserted in between each externally exposed part (manual focus and zoom rings, buttons, switch panels etc.) to ensure it is properly sealed against dust and moisture.

Lenses that accept front mounted filters typically do not have gaskets behind the filter mount. It is recommended to use a filter for complete weather resistance when desired.

Fluorine coating

Helps keep lenses clean by reducing the possibility of dust and dirt adhering to the lens and by facilitating cleaning should the need arise. Applied to the outer surface of the front and/or rear lens elements over multi-coatings.

Filters

Lens filters are accessories that can protect lenses from dirt and damage, enhance colors, minimize glare and reflections, and add creative effects to images.

Lens hood

A lens hood or lens shade is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. Flare occurs when stray light strikes the front element of a lens and then bounces around within the lens. This stray light often comes from very bright light sources, such as the sun, bright studio lights, or a bright white background.

The geometry of the lens hood can vary from a plain cylindrical or conical section to a more complex shape, sometimes called a petal, tulip, or flower hood. This allows the lens hood to block stray light with the higher portions of the lens hood, while allowing more light into the corners of the image through the lowered portions of the hood.

Lens hoods are more prominent in long focus lenses because they have a smaller viewing angle than that of wide-angle lenses. For wide angle lenses, the length of the hood cannot be as long as those for telephoto lenses, as a longer hood would enter the wider field of view of the lens.

Lens hoods are often designed to fit onto the matching lens facing either forward, for normal use, or backwards, so that the hood may be stored with the lens without occupying much additional space. In addition, lens hoods can offer some degree of physical protection for the lens due to the hood extending farther than the lens itself.