This sale is for a mint condition in box Mamiya RZ67 Pro II 180mm f4.0 soft focus lens for the Mamiya RZ67 series cameras – the Pro, Pro II and Pro IID. This lens is supplied complete with hood and the set of three soft focus discs, plus all original packaging. A very special lens.
Mamiyas long experience and concentrated technology have made possible the development of the Mamiya Sekor Soft M 180mm f/4 D/L Soft Focus Lens. A special type of spherical aberration has been purposely introduced into this lens to produce photographic images that are sharp yet which have an alluring softness. And the highly advanced design using 3 new types of optical glass has made possible extremely precise correction of all other types of aberrations as in standard lenses as well as superb colour balance. You CANNOT get the same effect mucking about in Photoshop. Close, perhaps (with a lot of work on each image you shoot), but not the same. This is the real deal.
The soft focus effect is eliminated when this lens is stopped down to f8 or smaller so the same sharp images obtained with the standard 180mm lens are also available when desired. And the soft focus effect can be varied at will by using the three different Softness Control Discs provided with the lens.
The degree of soft focus effect varies depending on whether or not the Softness Control Discs are used and in accordance with which of the three Discs is used. The amount of effective softness, however, will also depend on the type of subject, distance, lighting conditions, the amount of enlargement given the negative, the concept, personal Iikes, etc.
The very reasonable asking price for this rare and very special lens is just ?239.95 – and this is for the complete set, with absolutely minimal signs of use. Last listed at more than $2800 in the USA. You hardly ever see one of these rare lenses on the market. You can have total confidence in what you are getting, backed up by my return guarantee.