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New Mamiya Remote Viewing software and Logo

Mamiya announces new remote viewing software for the DM-series and RZ33 digital cameras and backs, that features enhanced resolution for the Apple iPad as well as other features for both the Apple iPhone and iPad. The Leaf Capture Remote system consists of the client App for the remote viewing device, and a host server App for the Mac. Mamiya has re-designed its international website but it still lacks content in several sections. The website also shows a new, more contemporary logo.
Update: Added the Mamiya goes global notice...

PRESS SUMMARY

The Leaf Capture Remote server and all related instructions downloaded pagesMamiya DM22, DM28 and DM33 medium format digital camera systems now available worldwide at DSLR prices

Mamiya Digital Imaging today announced the first step in a global campaign to offer up-and-coming photographers creative freedom beyond their DSLRcameras. Following successful test marketing in the United States, Mamiya has announced that three of its popular medium format camera systems -- the Mamiya DM 22, DM28 and DM33 -- are now available worldwide at affordable prices.

Systems are based on a “Team Phase One” approach, which consists of technologies developed from Leaf, Mamiya and Phase One – companies that have decided to work together to offer the widest selection of choice to professional photographers. This approach achieves synergies in procurement; production, development, and service/support that help reduce costs and facilitate offering more affordable high quality digital camera solutions to customers.

The Mamiya DM22 digital camera, for example, is available at a retailprice as low as $9995/€6995. All systems feature the Mamiya 645DF camera body, proven digital back technology from Leaf Imaging, and Phase One Capture One software, the powerfully precise and flexible raw processing and image editing application. These camera systems are known for producing exceptional image quality, clarity and detail under many different conditions, and for offering a truly “eye-opening” shooting experience.

Mamiya customers also enjoy a wide range of lens choice -- more than 15 different lenses, including lightweight focal plane lenses and the new leaf shutter lenses designed in Germany by Schneider Kreutznach, which offer flash synchronization of up to 1/1,600 per second.
“We want to introduce the medium format ‘WOW' sensation to more photographers, which is why we are offering equipment that's affordable for up-and-coming pro shooters and passionate amateurs,” said Ziv Argov, marketing director for Mamiya. “Instead of purchasing a second DSLR, their new gear can introduce them to a new visual language that helps them realize an even more creative portfolio.”

“We offer proven, reliable technology, that's designed and manufactured so that our customers are free to focus on capturing their visions,” said Mamiya president Toshio Midorikawa. “It's not our
cameras that take great pictures, it's our customer who do.

“We are very enthused about the success of Mamiya DM systems in the United States,” said Jan Lederman, president of Mamiya America. “It is exciting that photographers worldwide now will have the opportunity to own such powerful digital camera systems at such affordable prices.”

Technical highlights include superior performance data, such as high resolution, richly detailed files up to 190MB 16bit TIFF per image. Each system features the largest medium format touch screen display (6x7cm) available for simple handling. The 645DF camera is designed
to be the most reliable and durable medium format camera on the market.

Pricing and Availability
The Mamiya DM 22, 28 and 33 medium format digital camera systems are available now.


Mamiya Remote Viewing software

Mamiya announces today the release of new remote viewing software for the DM-series and RZ33 digital cameras and backs. Featuring newly enhanced resolution capabilities for the Apple® iPad(TM) as well as other features for both the Apple iPhone® and iPad, the new Leaf Capture Remote v. 2.0 viewing App offers Mamiya Digital photographers a more convenient viewing solution for both clients and assistants. And its familiar user interface makes the software easy to use for even the most novice user.

While shooting tethered to a Mac, the new Leaf Capture Remote v 2.0 App allows photographers additional creative freedom by enabling one or more iPad or any iPhone, including iPhone 4, devices to act as remote image viewers. Clients can view images from a photo shoot from the comfort of a photographer's Wi-Fi enabled client room. Assistants can instantly check focus and details even when at a distance from a photographer's main computer. And stylists can see what the camera sees-all without crowding around the photographer or main computer area.

What's new in Leaf Capture Remote Version 2.0:
• Native support for the Apple iPad
• Support for Apple iPhone 4 high resolution retina display
• Pause/Play functionality - Users can stop the screen update during a shoot and focus on a specific image.
• Support for RZ33 and all DM-series models
• Flip-through image browsing
• Improved 1:1 image quality

Downloading the software:
The Leaf Capture Remote system consists of two components, the client App for the remote viewing device, and a host server App for the Mac computer. The Leaf Capture Remote v. 2.0 client App for the iPad/iPhone can be downloaded for free from the Apple iPhone App Store.

Additional information: The Leaf Capture Remote server and all related instructions downloaded pages
July 15, 2010
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