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Mamiya launches 645DF medium format camera body

Mamiya announces the 645DF medium format digital camera, first introduced in March at the Photo Imaging 2009 show. The 645DF delivers advances in core-camera technology, including an innovative new selectable dual shutter system with available flash sync speeds of up to 1/1600 of a second. Designed specifically for use with digital camera backs in the Mamiya 645AF mount, the 645DF is an open platform, compatible with digital backs from Leaf, Mamiya, Phase One, and Sinar. The retail price for the 645DF body is $5,990...

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All about the new Mamiya 645DF digital cameraMamiya Debuts New Open Platform Digital Camera

Mamiya, synonymous with professional medium format photography for 50 years, announces an entirely new medium format camera body, the Mamiya 645DF. The 645DF delivers exciting advances in core-camera technology, including an innovative new selectable dual shutter system with available flash sync speeds of up to 1/1600 of a second. Designed specifically for use with digital camera backs in the Mamiya 645AF mount, the 645DF is a true open platform camera system, compatible with digital backs from Leaf, Mamiya, Phase One, and Sinar.

The photographer can now select the best shutter for the conditions — either the integral focal plane shutter, which can be used with any of 15 existing Mamiya 645AF system lenses, or the photographer can choose to use one of three new lenses containing an in-lens leaf shutter for high-speed flash sync.

Combining 35mm handling ease and speed with an available image capture area nearly 3 times larger, the Mamiya 645DF is a full-featured camera utilizing comprehensive digital controls and LCD displays, and featuring 19 custom settings for creative, personalized digital photography.

In addition, Mamiya announces three new leaf shutter digital lenses, designed for use with the new 645DF camera: the Sekor 80mm f/2.8 LS D, the Sekor 55mm f/2.8 LS D, and the Sekor 110mm f/2.8 LS D. Designed by Schneider-Kreuznach, and manufactured by Mamiya, these new lenses are designed for the stringent demands of the latest high-resolution digital backs. With top flash sync speeds of up to 1/1600 second, these new lenses allow for effective use of professional strobe equipment in even the brightest of conditions.

The Suggested Retail Prices for the 645DF Camera (body only) is $5,990; Sekor 80mm f/2.8 LS D lens $2,490; the Sekor 55mm f/2.8 LS D lens $3,490; and the Sekor 110mm f/2.8 LS D lens $3,990.

Additional information: All about the new Mamiya 645DF digital camera
October 24, 2009
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