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Mamiya announces the new 645AFDII, a successor to the 645AFD

Mamiya Japan launches the medium format 645AFDII, successor to the 645AFD which has been discontinued.
645AFDII highlights:
- Electronically controlled mirror-up
- 1/3 or 1/2 f/stop adj. of aperture and shutter speed
- 36 custom setting menus
- New "l + l" shaped AF sensor (was "l-l" shaped)
- 2-way (normal or spot) auto-focusing
- AF lock function and more...


Details on the original Mamiya 645AFDSpecs in red colour are the changes from 645AFD.

Type 6x4.5 cm format electronically controlled focal-plane shutter, TTL multiple mode AE, AF single lens reflex
Actual Image Size 56 x 41.5mm (actual image size)
Film Type 120 roll film (16 exposures), 220 roll film (32 exposures), Polaroid Land Pack Film (requires special HP402 back)
Lens Mount Mamiya 645 AF mount, compatible with M645 mount (manual focus, focus aid, stop-down exposure metering)
Viewfinder Fixed prism eye-level viewfinder, magnification x0.71, built-in diopter adjustment (-2.5 to +0.5 diopter, optional diopter lenses provide adjustment ranges of -5 to -2 diopter and 0 to +3 diopter), built-in eyepiece shutter.
Focusing Screen Selectable from Matt (standard) and Checker and manual focus microprism for M645 lenses
Field-of-view 94% of actual image
Based on a linear (horizontal / vertical) measurement
Viewfinder Information Focus mark, out-of-focus direction marks, aperture value, shutter speed value, metering mode (A, S, A-S AUTO), exposure compensation value (difference between set value and metered value), bracketing position, battery checker, AE Lock
AF System TTL phase-difference detection type, detecting device: 4 CCD line sensors in l+l shape
Focusing Area Indicated on the focusing screen (focusing range: 10.8 x 3.6 mm in the centre)
AF Infrared Beam Activates automatically under low light, low contrast. Effective distance: about 9m (AF 80mm f/2.8 lens); automatic switching to flash unit's built-in infrared beam when Metz flash unit is attached (ON/OFF selectable).
AF Lock Half-press on shutter release and AF Lock Button
Exposure Control Modes Aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, programmed AE, manual
Setting Steps Shutter speed and aperture both can be set in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, electronic dial lock
Metering Mode TTL metering; centre-weighted average (A), spot (S) and auto A-S variable ratio (A-S AUTO)
Metering Range EV 2 to EV 19 (with ISO 100 film, f/2.8 lens)
Exposure Compensation +/-3 or +/-5EV (1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 steps>)
Film Speed ISO 25 to 6400
AE Lock With AEL button, cancelled by re-pressing or power switch off.
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical metal focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds AE: 30 to 1/4000sec. (1/8 step), Manual: 30 to 1/4000sec.(1/2 step), X, B (Bulb, automatically controlled), automatic shutter curtain open mechanism (opens when film back, Polaroid back or digital back is removed, automatically closed when back is re-attached)
Auto-Bracketing Enabled with Auto-bracketing button (2 or 3 frames auto- bracketing), 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV step units selectable
Flash Synchronization 1/125 sec.; automatically sets to 1/125 sec. in M and Tv modes, synchronized 1/60 - 1/125 sec. with TTL flash in P and Av modes (when Metz flash unit is used)
X synchronized speed can be customized.
Flash Control TTL direct metering, supports Metz SCA3002 system (SCA3952 adapter required)
Film Transport &
Automatic via built-in motor, single or continuous exposures
Automatic advance to the first frame when shutter release button is pressed once (Easy loading function)
Multiple Exposure Enabled with Multiple Exposure button, 2 to 6 exposures or unlimited
Mirror-up Electronically activated by Mirror-up button
External LCD On camera body: program mark, time mark, M.D.Y. mark, aperture value , shutter speed value, AF area, exposure compensation, battery check, AEB mark, self-timer, multiple exposure, etc.
On 120/220 film back: ISO speed, type of film (120 or 220), exposure number
Data Imprinting 7 segment dot matrix; DATA mode: exposure mode, aperture value, shutter speed value, exposure compensation, bracketing position, metering mode, index number
DAY mode: year, month, date, time, index number.
Index number only
ON/OFF selectable
Sync Terminal X Contact (sync speed 1/125 sec.)
Remote-control terminal On side of body, electromagnetic cable release
Cable release socket On shutter release button
Self-timer With shutter release mode selector lever, 2 to 60 sec. (default setting: 10 sec., can be set in 1 sec. steps between 2 and 10 sec., and in 10 sec. steps between 10 and 60 sec.)
Depth-of-field confirmation With Preview button
Tripod Socket U 1/4 inch and U 3/8 included
Power Requirements Body: 6 AA batteries (alkaline-magnesium or lithium)
120/220 Film back: 1 for memory back up (3V lithium battery CR203)
Dimensions 153(W) x 128(H) x 184(D) mm
(With AF 80mm f/2.8 lens and 120/220 roll film back)
Weight 1 730g (with AF 80mm f/2.8 lens and 120/220 roll film back, without batteries)

Additional information: Details on the original Mamiya 645AFD
July 30, 2005
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