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Category: Medium Format

Mamiya introduce first 22Mp digital camera for $10,000 - New medium-format camera from Mamiya delivers 22Mp for under $10,000 marking a new era in high end digital market

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Mamiya ZD 645AFD IIPress Release
Mamiya Digital announced an exciting new product – the Mamiya ZD 645AFD II Digital System. The System consists of the Mamiya 645AFD II Medium Format Camera with 80mm f/2.8 AF lens and the newly introduced Mamiya ZD 22 Megapixel Digital Back. At a retail price of $9,999, the digital system marks a new era in the high-end digital market.

“Mamiya has always been a manufacturer of high quality, professional products at reasonable prices,” states Jeff Karp, Mamiya Product Marketing Manager, “By offering this incredible system for under $10,000, we expect to see a broad range of photographers who have been waiting for the right combination of quality and price, to finally step into the medium format digital world.”

The platform for the system is the highly acclaimed Mamiya 645AFD II autofocus medium format camera with 80mm f/2.8 AF lens. With an excellent range of high quality lenses, precise auto-focusing and fast handling, the 645AFD II has become the choice of professional photographers.

The Mamiya ZD Digital Back offers all the features serious photographers demand. “Mamiya’s communication protocol MSCE (Mamiya Serial Communication for External) has optimized two-way communication between the 645AFD II and the ZD Digital Back,” says Karp, “producing an operating experience identical to using a one-piece digital camera.”

To further enhance the results of the ZD Digital Back, Mamiya is including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software with all ZD Backs. Mamiya is the first camera manufacturer to include Lightroom software with every digital back. Lightroom is an all-new digital imaging solution for serious and professional photographers. Its ease of operation and ability to read Mamiya RAW digital files makes it the perfect choice for photographers looking for a modular, task-based and streamlined program that delivers a complete photographic workflow solution.

Also introduced were two new digital lenses – the Mamiya Sekor AF 75-150mm f/4.5 D and a full-frame 28mm f/4.5 D Aspherical – that are designed to work on the 645AFD II with both film and digital backs.

 


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MikeA
MikeA  91133 forum posts England
8 Jun 2007 - 2:19 PM


Quote: for under $10,000

For UK read Over £10, 000 if they follow the usuall $/£ exchange rate.
:-(

Last Modified By Dave at 8 Jun 2007 - 2:19 PM
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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2007 - 2:28 PM

@ 5k UK this would be interesting!

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2007 - 2:36 PM


Quote: @ 5k UK this would be interesting!

that would put this camera into 1DS2 price bracket.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2007 - 3:45 PM

It won't be at the exchange rate. That never happens. I expect about £8-9k but that's just a guess.

LAF
LAF  111735 forum posts
8 Jun 2007 - 4:02 PM

At 8-9K it's worth paying import duty.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2007 - 4:25 PM

I've just been informed by the UK distributor's PR company that they have no date as to when this camera will be available in the UK.
When they have more information we will let you know.

contemporary dave

*strokes chin*.

Hmmm.... sounds interesting.

Big Bri
Big Bri  1215507 forum posts England
8 Jun 2007 - 6:57 PM

Worth booking a holiday in America and bringing one of these back in your hand luggage....

Wink

daviewat
daviewat  104103 forum posts Scotland
9 Jun 2007 - 11:18 PM

They are on pre order in vancouver for canadian $12.325.99 Just under 6k UK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!seemingly, so a mate tells me Smile

Last Modified By Dave at 9 Jun 2007 - 11:20 PM
stevekhart
12 Jun 2007 - 4:55 PM

I'm hearing street prices of US$7K! (http://www.mamiya.com/cameras.asp?id=1&id2=2127). Seems strange that the ZD was on sale in EU for so long before the States, that this launch is states-side. When does that Canon 1DsIII 22Mp FF body hit the streets?!

Last Modified By Dave at 12 Jun 2007 - 4:56 PM
fauxtography
21 Jun 2007 - 4:08 PM

that's just the Digital Back Steve. The complete system is still listed at $10k

Fitzsimons
30 Jun 2007 - 9:29 PM

Rip off Britain, I think not Eos 5D in Ritz USA £1578.94 (add import tax) Calumet UK £1599 inc tax.

Quit moaning and support your local dealer!

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