From it's legendary 6x7cm ideal format, to its unique revolving film back, the Mamiya RZ67 has earned the respect of professional photographers around the world. Now with the demand from photographers to provide clients with the same quality and performance that they have come to expect, Mamiya introduces the Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID. The RZ67 Pro IID is the result of an evolution into the next generation of digital and film medium format cameras.
Offering the professional photographer the same exclusive features of its legendary predecessors, the RZ67 Pro IID shares all the same unique world-class features of the RZ67 Pro II, PLUS digital back communication
Incorporates MSC ((Mamiya Serial Communication)) technology that allows wireless communication between the camera and digital backs. The following functions are communicated to and from the camera and compatible digital back:
Number of images stored on the remaining storage device
Status of the camera body and the attached digital back
Popular 6x7 format professional medium format SLR system
Revolving film back for easy changeover between horizontal and vertical with corresponding viewfinder indications
Multi-format capability with optional film magazines - 120 and 220 film options in formats 6 x 7cm and 6 x 4.5cm as well as Polaroid pack and sheet film options
Fail-safe system checks with visual and audible warning signals
Leaf shutter in lenses with electronic flash sync capability at all shutter speeds
Comprehensive line of high quality lenses
Prisms and focusing screens provide the comfort and conveniences you would expect; Interchangeable film backs, Polaroid, or digital capture backs increase the choices that professional photographers can offer their clients
Manual or motorized film advance plus many useful accessories make the RZ67 Pro IID the ideal image capture solution for today and tomorrows digital and film workflow
Most lenses and viewfinders from the Mamiya RB67 are useable with the RZ67
Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID Specs
6 x 7cm format, rotating back, lens shutter SLR camera
6 x 7cm (actual 56 x 69.5mm) or 6 x 4.5cm (actual 56 x 41.5mm). Format is determined by choice of optional film magazines; 6 electrical contacts on body to accommodate digital backs
120 film: 6 x 7 (10 frames), 6 x 4.5 (15 frames). 220 film: 6 x 7 (20 frames), 6 x 4.5 (30 frames). Use of Polaroid 3x4 pack films and 4x5 sheet film is possible with Mamiya's RZ Polaroid backs. Use of Polaroid 3x4 pack and 4x5 sheet films also possible with Polaroid backs available from NPC. Actual Polaroid image size is 72 x 72mm.
Special bayonet mount with built-in safety lock - 16 interchangeable lenses satisfy a variety of photographic needs. Most RZ67 lenses feature a convenient 77mm filter thread; Older RB lenses should be checked before use to see if the shutter torque is compatible with the Pro IID. Send these lenses to the service dept. of your country's Mamiya distributor
In lens - Seiko #1 electronic leaf shutter, 8 seconds to 1/400th and B. Shutter speed settings in 1/2 stops. RBL setting for use with RB67 lenses. AEF setting for use with optional AE (auto exposure) Prism Finder. Shutter has an emergency mechanical speed of 1/400th sec. in case of battery failure.
Camera body accepts standard mechanical cable releases and Mamiya's electro-magnetic remote cable. Mirror-up function and Bulb setting require special Mamiya "Mirror-Up" double cable release (or two cable releases)
PC socket for electronic flash connection on lens barrel and dedicated hot shoe on camera body side (works with Metz and gives flash ready signal in viewfinder - the RZ67 is NOT a TTL flash capable camera). Flash sync possible at all shutter speeds.
Manual return mirror resets with shutter cocking lever on camera body side. This lever also cocks the shutter and winds the film. Mirror return, shutter cocking and winding can all be accomplished automatically by the addition of an optional winder. Mirror lock-up possible with optional Mirror-Up double cable release.
AE and Manual metering possible (with choice of spot or averaging) with optional AE Prism Viewfinder (meter activated by light pressure on shutter release button). Manual metering only possible with RB67 PD prism finder. RB67 finders fit the RZ67 and standard non-metered RB67 prism finder is also the standard non-metered prism finder for the RZ67.
Available with optional AE Prism Finder II
Yes - lever on lens
SLR type interchangeable waist-level focusing screen (standard matte with fresnel spot type, a total of seven focusing screens are available); One-touch folding type hood with built-in 2.9x magnifying lens. Optional diopter correction lenses available. Field of view 95% of actual picture. Viewfinder coupled to revolving film holder with vertical/horizontal indicators;
LED's indicate operating status, lens cap and battery level
Automatic with cocking lever on camera body. A single action 114 degree stroke resets all functions for the next shot; RZ Winder II (NOTE: RZ Winder 1 cannot be used)
Possible with multiple exposure switch on camera body.
Dual rack and pinion with dual left/right focusing knobs, fine focus knob and tension lever.
6 volt PX28 silver or equivalent
The RZ67 comes equipped with a 3/8" tripod socket with a 1/4" bushing installed in it.
108 x 133.4 x 212.5mm (4.25 x 5.26 x 8.36") WHL w/110mm lens and rollfilm holder
5 lbs (2,490g) body with Waist-Level Finder, 110mm lens and roll film holder
Audible Warning Signals: If shutter dial is at RBL with RZ lens attached; if shutter dial at AEF after AE finder is removed; if shutter dial not at RBL with RB lens or no lens attached; when battery level is too low for operation
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.1 x 9.7 x 7.5"
Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID Reviews
THEY DONT COME ANY BETTER
By Frank M
Rated 5 out of 5
I photographed hundreds of wedding with my Rz 67 with AE Prismfinder, motor drive, grip and Quantum Q Flash. My primary lens was the 90 mm and for portaiture, the 180 mm lens. I always used the 220 backs. Yes, this combination is heavy but I always had my heavy tripod with a quick release on it.I didn't shoot mounted on the tripod but had it near me to rest the camera on. Bottom line is, outstanding all around performance. Tack sharp lenses, fantastic viewfinder and the rotating back combine for great results.
A great camera & system
Rated 5 out of 5
For the more than a year I have been using the Mamiya RZ ProIID camera and its lenses. I have been more than satisfied with its use. Some of its strong points include: -very good build quality of the camera and lenses. The lenses use metal barrels and Seiko shutters. -the bellows allow for close focusing. (remember the Rollei SL66?) -the rotating back alleviates the need for L brackets and turning the camera when going from vertical to horizontal images, -a single and readily available 6v battery supplies power to the camera and AE prism finder (which I use). Handy when you're out in the field. -all lenses from 50mm to 350mm except the 75mm use the same 77mm filter diameter. -the lenses are very sharp, and the APO lenses are great. The 2 wide angles and the macro use floating correction settings for near focus. -I assume you know the advantages of film since you're reading this, so interchangeable backs work well -Down sides? probably weight and cost. The lenses aren't cheap, and there's a nice line up. In summary, I really love this system.