Mamiya Medium Format Camera Solutions

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.

Mamiya offers new remote viewing software

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 7 II medium format 6x7cm rangefinder camera
Mamiya 7 II

medium format 6x7cm rangefinder camera
5 Star Rating

Mamiya DL28 Digital Camera System

Totally changes that way of thinking

Mamiya DM56 Digital Camera System
Mamiya DM56 Digital Camera System
announced 2010
5 Star Rating
Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 Digital Back Kit with 645DF+ Medium Format DSLR and 80mm f/2.8 LS AF Lens
50MP Credo Digital Back
44 x 33mm CMOS Sensor
3.2" 1.15m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
Mamiya Leaf Credo 40MP Digital Back Kit with 645DF+ Medium Format DSLR and 80mm f/2.8 D Lens
40MP Leaf Credo Digital Back
43.9 x 32.9mm DALSA CCD Sensor
3.2", 1.15MP Touchscreen LCD
Mamiya ZDb 22 Mega Pixel CCD Digital Back
Mamiya ZDb 22 Mega Pixel CCD Digital Back

Mamiya 645 Super and its possibilities Mamayia Page
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– 120 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

System Cameras

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 BackMamiya 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 SD, SDHC, 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 This 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.

Shop for Mamiya Medium Format Cameras at These Stores
Link to Adorama Link to Amazon Link to B&H Photo

See also

External links