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JP Distribution announce new Mamiya products at Photokina 2008 - New Mamiya lenses are to be launched at Photokina this week in Cologne.
Mamya 645AFDIII Vertical Grip
The grip features a shutter release button, a release mode selector, an AE lock button and AF lock button for shooting vertically. The grip can be powered by either AA batteries or rechargeable nickel hydride batteries. Remaining battery power of the grip can be displayed on the camera LCD.
This essential product has been designed with the portrait photographer in mind, allowing for ease of shooting no matter what angle your creativity is demanding.
Mamiya Sekor AF 150mm F2.8 IF D Lens
The lens has an angle view of 26 degrees, equivalent to a 93mm telephoto lens in the 35mm format. By using low-dispersion glass, most chromatic aberration is corrected, and high contrast images can be obtained from infinity to the closest distance. The minimum focusing distance is 1m, which is 0.5m shorter than the existing AF 150mm F3.5 lens. The use of an inner focusing system and its well balanced weight make this lens perfect for hand-held photography. The focusing ring allows for front to back switching between auto and manual focus. With shallow depth of field of a faster lens, this will work especially well for portrait work.
Mamiya Sekor AF 80mm F2.8 D/LS Lens
This lens will be the first leaf shutter in Mamiya’s AF lineup. The leaf shutter, which has been developed and manufactured in-house, is capable of shutter speeds from 1/800 second to 16 seconds, and has flash synchronization at all speeds. It allows more control for shooting during the day on location where daylight flash synchronization is required as well as for flash photography in studios. It has also been designed for easy and simple operation when used with the focal-plane shutter system of the 645AFDIII.
The lens has an angle of view of 47 degrees in the 6x4.5 format, the equivalent of a 50mm lens in the 35mm format. As the occurrence of aberration is minimal and balance is of high quality, natural depictions are effectively portrayed. Switching between manual and auto focusing is achieved by simply moving the focusing ring back and forward.
Sekor AF 45mm F2.8 D
This lens has been designed with a 16 bit CPU, which provides finer lens characteristic information and faster communication in digital photography when used in conjunction with the Mamiya ZD, 645AFDIII and 645AFDII. Its construction using low-dispersion glass means that chromatic aberration is minimized, and a floating mechanism ensures that high quality images are achieved evenly from centre to periphery.
This lens has an angle of view of 76 degrees in the 645 format, the equivalent to a 28mm lens in the 35mm format. The Mamiya Sekor AF 45mm F2.8 D is especially suited to architectural photography and other subjects dominated by sharp lines. It also features the one touch switching ring for easy changing between manual and auto focus.
Mamiya 4x5 Adapter
The 4x5 adapter has been developed to allow attachment and use between any 4x5 inch format camera and the 22 mega pixel ZD Digital Back. The adapter consists of a ground glass and digital back attachment area which allows smooth and simple sliding during photography. The Waist Level Finder FW402 for RZ is placed over the ground glass. It is essential for preventing unwanted light entering the ground glass, and enables magnified focusing.
Pricing and availability to be announced. Come visit Mamiya at Photokina – Hall 2 Stand 39B. For more information please contact JP Distribution.