Mamiya is a Japanese company that manufactures high-end cameras and other related
photographic and optical equipment. Mamiya originally achieved fame for its professional film cameras, especially
medium-format film cameras such as the Mamiya RB67, RZ67, and C-220/C-330, used by advanced amateur and professional photographers. Mamiya also heralded the establishment of the 645 format for professional
photographers, of which its current 645 model is the 645AFDIII. Mamiya has been recently developing digital products, namely the Mamiya ZD products and a new D range of quality lenses.
July 14, 2010.
Mamiya released new remote viewing software for the DM-series and RZ33 digital cameras and backs. Featuring newly enhanced resolution capabilities for the Apple iPad as well as other features for both the Apple iPhone and iPad, the new Leaf Capture Remote v. 2.0 viewing App offers Mamiya Digital photographers a more convenient viewing solution for both clients and assistants.
Mamiya 645 Super and its possibilities
1– Camera body ; 2– Lenses ; 3– Focusing screens ; 4– Power drive ; 5– Wind-up crank ; 6– Metered prism finder ; 7– Prism finder ; 8– Waist level finder ; 9–
roll film holder loaded with a film X ; 10– 120 roll film holder loaded with a film Y ; 11– 220 roll film holder, 35 mm roll film holder, Polaroid land pack film holder, digital back (only for more recent models), etc. ; 12– Cable release adapter
Many professional medium format cameras are "system cameras", which means that they have various interchangeable parts. Like most 35 mm SLRs, these cameras usually support different
lenses, but in addition it is also standard for medium-format system cameras to support different winding mechanisms,
viewfinders, and camera backs. This flexibility is one of the primary advantages of medium format photography.
Digital Medium Format
Digital photography came to the medium format world with the development of
digital camera backs, which can be fitted to many system cameras. Digital backs are a type of camera back that have electronic sensors in them, effectively converting a camera into a digital camera. These backs are used predominantly by professional photographers. As with
film, due to the increased size of the imaging chip (up to twice that of a 35 mm film frame, and As a result as much as 40 times the size of the chip in a typical pocket
point-and-shoot camera) they deliver more
pixels and have lower noise. Features like fan cooling also improve the image quality of studio models.
|Mamiya Leaf Credo 80MP, 60MP and 40MP digital backs - April 20, 2012
Mamiya ZDb 22 Mega Pixel CCD Digital Back with IEEE-1394 (4-pin) Firewire Interface, Fit 645AF, AFD /
AFD II and RZ67 Pro IID. To further refine the successful Mamiya ZD Digital Back system, the R&D team at
Mamiya has developed the new ZDb Digital Back with several useful enhancements. To allow longer shooting
sessions, the ZDb will have a buffer with up to twice the memory of the original ZD Digital Back this means
that you can continuously shoot up to 22 frames of full resolution RAW files before the buffer is full.
The new back is now compatible with SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards that can store up to 32
gigabytes of images. The Mamiya ZDb Digital Back can also use
CF I and CF II cards. When used
with the new Mamiya 645AFDIII, the ZDb Back will display the camera's 35 custom function controls on the
LCD panel. This will make custom camera settings fast and user-friendly. In addition, a beta version of
the new Mamiya Remote Capture software will soon be downloadable from
the Mamiya home page
software makes shooting tethered with the Mamiya ZDb Back faster and easier. Boasting a 22 mega pixel
Dalsa CCD sensor at an affordable price, the ZDb Digital Back allows the Mamiya 645AFDII, Mamiya
645AFDIII, RZ67Pro-IID and RB67Pro-SD to take razor-sharp
digital images - transforming professional quality film cameras
into high-end digital systems.
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