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Mamiya ZD, 22 Megapixel, Digital Camera Back for Mamiya 645AFD, 645AFD II and RZ67 Pro IID Medium Format Camera Bodies

B&H # MAZD22 Mfr # 310-110
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The Mamiya ZD Digital Back utilizes a 22 mega-pixel Dalsa CCD image capture sensor that is nearly 6 x 4.5cm in size, and captures exceptionally sharp images with rich smooth tones thanks to the 14-bit A/D (Analog to Digital) converter, and Mamiya's exclusive ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit). Furthermore, The ZD digital back provides full camera and back communications via its MSC (Mamiya Serial Communication) data transfer. This system ensures that all important data such as storage space, battery status, exposure data, capture status and much more is communicated and displayed in the viewfinder and main data display when using it with the 645AFD II camera body.

With its CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card storage options, built-in 1.8 inch LCD imaging preview screen , icon-based white balance settings, the ability to shoot at 1.2 frames per second, and PC Control when tethered via the FireWire (IEEE1394) interface, The Mamiya ZD digital back provides the prefect solution for studio and/or on-location shoots. In addition, the simple but powerful Digital Photo Studio software offers a complete image capture; processing and editing solution in both MAC and PC based computers. Furthermore, to make the experience of using the ZD Back, even easier, Mamiya will include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Software - an impressive yet simple to use professional image editing program.

22 Megapixel CCD
The 36mm x 48mm Dalsa CCD imaging sensor contains 21.8 million active pixels (total 4008h x 5344v), and the 14 bit A/D (Analog to Digital) conversion records color information at 12-bits per color channel, providing exceptional true-to-life color accuracy.
Fast ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit)
Data transfer from the Dalsa CCD sensor is processed in real- time with the exclusively designed Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). The advantage to the photographer is that image data captured from the sensor is optimized for fast performance, providing a frame capture rate of 1.2 fps.
RAW & JPEG File Format
Images are captured in Mamiya RAW format, JPEG or both RAW and JPEG. Three levels of image quality and three image size settings are easily selectable through the digital back's intuitive menus. Shooting Both Formats simultaneously provides some significant advantages. For optimum results you should save your shots in RAW format, which allows for maximum post-shooting manipulation. For high quality images that need to be placed into other programs, use JPEG mode. No special programs or "processing" is needed. However, when you need highest quality plus a file that can quickly be used for positioning only in layouts, or quick review, you can shoot both at the same time and process the RAW file later.
Exclusive Interchangeable IR/Low Pass Filter System
To suit a variety of photographic scenes, the standard IR (infrared) cut filter can be interchanged with the optional Low-Pass filter. The Low-Pass filter reduces or removes moire effect which makes unusual patterns when photographing clothing and also fixes aliasing. The ability to decide which filter to use guarantees the best possible results over a wide range of situations.
Dual Storage Card Slots
The Mamiya ZD Back provides card slots for both Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) Cards (both can be inserted at the same time) providing additional shooting flexibility. Approximately 100 images in Mamiya RAW format can be stored onto a 4GB CF card.
Mamiya Digital Photo Studio Software
Simple yet powerful Digital Photo Studio software provides the prefect blend of image capture, processing and editing for both MAC and Windows based computers. When connected to a computer via a 4-pin FireWire (IEEE1394) cable, many of the functions of the Mamiya ZD-22 digital back can be operated from a computer.
Lightroom Software Included
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is a 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.

Note: If you currently own a Mamiya 645AF, Mamiya will upgrade your camera at no additional cost when you purchase a ZD digital back.

Imaging Sensor 36mm x 48mm 21.8 Megapixel Dalsa CCD (4:3 aspect ratio) with IR Cut Filter (optional Low-pass Filter is available)
Effective Resolution 21.80 Million Pixels
Color Depth 14-Bit A/D Conversion
36-Bit RGB Out (AdobeRGB, sRGB)
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Image File Formats RAW (Uncompressed)
JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic)
RAW + JPEG (Normal)
Recorded Resolution Large (5328 x 4000)
Medium (4096 x 3072)
Small (3008 x 2256)
File Size
RAW Fine Normal Basic
Large 35.0MB 10.0MB 5.0MB 2.5MB
Medium - 6.0MB 3.0MB 1.5MB
Small - 3.0MB 1.5MB 0.8MB
Image Recording System CompactFlash (Type I & II)
Secure Digital (SD) Cards
Sensitivity ISO 50 - 400 (1/3 Steps)
Exposure Time 30 - 1/4000 second, Bulb
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Light bulb, Fluorescent, Flash, Preset 1, Preset 2, Color Temperature Setting (2800K - 10000K in 100K increments)
Capture Rate 1.2 fps up to 10 frames burst (when attached to the 645AFD II camera body)
LCD Display 1.8" Low Temp. Polysilicon TFT Color LCD with Brightness Adjust
Playback Options Single image, Zoom, slideshow, histogram, highlight alert, shadow alert, Erase function (Frame, all images, card formatting)
Language Options English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese
Video Out Yes (NTSC & PAL)
Computer Interface IEEE1394 (FireWire; 4-pin)
System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista
Macintosh OS X (10.3.0 or later)
Power Source PB401 Lithium-ion Battery (7.4V-DC 1500mmAh)
PA302 AC Adapter set (sold separately)
Compatible Cameras Mamiya 645AFD, 645AFD II & RZ67 Pro IID

HX701 adapter is required with the RZ67 PRO IID (sold separately)

If you currently own a Mamiya 645AF, Mamiya will upgrade your camera at no additional cost when you purchase a ZD digital back.

Dimensions 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.4" (106 x 90 x 62mm)
Weight 15.9 oz. (450g)
Mamiya ZD, 22 Megapixel, Digital Camera Back for Mamiya 645AFD, 645AFD II and RZ67 Pro IID Medium Format Camera Bodies
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Software CD-ROMs (Mamiya Digital Photo Studio Software, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    MamiyaZD Digital Camera Back
     
    4.5

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    4.0

    Great in it's limits

    By billthecat

    from Santa Clara, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great images at ISO 50

    Cons

    • Fews secs exposure

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Studio

    Comments about Mamiya ZD Digital Camera Back:

    At ISO 50 it has takes great images. Don't go over ISO 100 or over a few seconds or things fall apart. The LCD isn't very good and you aren't sure what is going on from looking at it. I wish though that I had bought a used Leaf Aptus 22, though the ZD is a bargin in the MF world.

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    5.0

    an awesome combination!

    By jbird919

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Built for my camera
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good sized screen
    • Great Resolution
    • Nice Features and Settings
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Mamiya ZD Digital Camera Back:

      Studio, & high-end applications. I use the ZD back with a 645D and love the combo. Put away the film backs, you won't need them again. The combination of the back and ZD Adobe Light Box software are awesome. It's plenty fast to process even multiple large file format images. A little pricey, but not near any other products cost. Why pay more for anything else? I've been waiting for the back to come out for a while and I'm glad I did!

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        • Fuji finepix S1, S-3 Pro SLR, former Bronica ETR, Mamiya 645 Med. format shooter

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