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Mamiya ZD 645AFD II Digital System announced

Mamiya ZD 645AFD II Digital System announced - 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 10 1.2k England
8 Jun 2007 2:19PM

Quote:for under $10,000

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

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riprap007 10 1.6k 37 England
8 Jun 2007 2:28PM
@ 5k UK this would be interesting!
mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 2:36PM

Quote:@ 5k UK this would be interesting!

that would put this camera into 1DS2 price bracket.
Pete Plus
13 18.7k 96 England
8 Jun 2007 3:45PM
It won't be at the exchange rate. That never happens. I expect about 8-9k but that's just a guess.
LAF 12 1.7k
8 Jun 2007 4:02PM
At 8-9K it's worth paying import duty.
Pete Plus
13 18.7k 96 England
8 Jun 2007 4:25PM
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.
8 Jun 2007 6:20PM
*strokes chin*.

Hmmm.... sounds interesting.
Big Bri 13 15.8k United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 6:57PM
Worth booking a holiday in America and bringing one of these back in your hand luggage....

daviewat Plus
11 4.1k Scotland
9 Jun 2007 11:18PM
They are on pre order in vancouver for canadian $12.325.99 Just under 6k UK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!seemingly, so a mate tells me Smile
stevekhart 9 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2007 4:55PM
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?!
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
21 Jun 2007 4:08PM
that's just the Digital Back Steve. The complete system is still listed at $10k
30 Jun 2007 9:29PM
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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