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Mamiya 645 AFDII introduced - Mamiya announce latest addition to 645 AF system
The Mamiya 645 AF system has been the camera of choice for many of the world's top photographers since it was first introduced in 1999, due to its quality, extensive range of lenses and accessories and its seamless integration with a wide range of digital backs. Maintaining all the features of its predecessor, the 645 AFDII also includes a host of enhancements that the photographer will find of great benefit. The most noticeable of these improvements is to the auto-focus system. The Mamiya 645 AFDII now includes an auto-focus sensor for improved focusing speed and accuracy.
Other enhancements on the new model include:
1) 36 custom settings to allow you to personalise your camera to the way you want it to work
2) An electronically activated mirror-up button
3) 1/3 or f/stop adjustment of aperture and shutter speeds
4) 2-way (normal or shot) auto-focusing
5) 2 or 3 shot auto-bracketing
Bridging the gap between conventional and digital photography, the 645 AFDII offers exclusive data transfer to a digital back via MSC (Mamiya Serial Communication) Intelligence, and utilising the same camera body for both film and digital capture means the Mamiya 645 AFDII offers greater flexiblity for any photographic application. The 645 AFDII has a well-balanced and natural feel, even when held in one hand, and is ideal for shooting both portraits and landscapes. The camera has a die-cast casing made from lightweight, yet high-strength, aluminum alloy, ensuring reliable performance even under the harshest working conditions.
The Mamiya 645 AFDII will be available from September 2005 and will retail at 1872 for the camera body, and 2553 for the body, 80mm lens and 120/220 RFH. Prices exclude VAT.