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Responding to the demands of medium format film and digital shooters, Mamiya has incorporated the latest auto focusing technology into the Mamiya 645AFD II.
Digital imaging The advance of computers and digital image-processing systems has made digital imaging capabilities a must for the modern photographer. Simply replace the film magazine with a compatible digital back to expand creativity to a totally new set of applications and needs.
The Mamiya 645AFD II accepts interchangeable 120/220 film magazines, Polaroid proofing backs and digital backs. Linking the body to digital backs is the innovative Mamiya Serial Communication (MSC) protocol, which provides true, digital-ready, integrated technology that bridges the gap between conventional and digital photography and eliminates camera-to-back cable connections which can be hazardous and inconvenient.
MSC also increases automatic feature capabilities such as ISO recognition, autoexposure and TTL flash operation, plus digital back ready, capture and store status which are displayed on the camera's main LCD panel and in the viewfinder. No matter whether it is film or digital, all of the images are captured by world-class Mamiya AF lenses, now totaling ten and growing.
Note: This kit consists of a Mamiya 645 AFDII Camera Body, 80mm f/2.8 Lens, Lens Hood, 120/220 Film Back, Front/Back Caps, Mamiya Strap, 6 "AA" Batteries
Additional Features of the 645AFDII
AF System: TTL phase-difference detection type, normal or spot
Auto Focus System Detection Device: 4 CCD line sensors in a ugh + gjhg shape (area indicated on the focusing screen, 10.8 x 3.6mm)
AF Lock: Half-press on shutter release and AF Lock Button
Setting Steps: Shutter speed and aperture both can be set in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
Exposure Compensation: +/-3 EV or +/- 5EV (1/3, 1/2 or 1 steps)
Auto-Bracketing enabled with Auto-Bracketing button (2 03 3 frames selectable) , 0.3, 05, 0.7, 1EV step units selectable
Multiple Exposure enabled with Multiple Exposure Button (2 to 6 exposures or unlimited); can be cancelled. More exposures may be dialed in before exposure set is complete
Mirror-Up electronically-activated by Mirror-Up Button
DATA mode imprints: Exposure mode, Aperture value, Shutter speed value, Exposure compensation, Bracketing position (normal, over, under), Metering mode, ID number, DAY mode imprints: Year/Month/Date/Time/ID number (switchable between enabled and disabled)
Self-Timer with shutter release mode selector 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.)
Custom Functions: 36 custom settings
Time Saving Features
Auto-detect of First Frame of Film
The 645AFD II is the only auto-focus medium format camera to have auto-detect of the first frame; There is no need to line up the START arrows; the Film Magazine automatically seeks the first frame of film; The result is quicker and easier loading of film and less chance of film fog
Half-and Third-Stop Shutter Speeds
The only medium format camera that has precise selection of shutter speed values to 1/2- or 1/3-stop providing the means to record the proper exposure
Fully Digital Controls
The vertical-travel metal focal plane shutter provides a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 second; This permits the photographer to employ techniques, from soft-focus portraits using wide apertures to razor-sharp images of even the fastest-moving subjects; The high-speed shutter also allows flash synchronization at a fast 1/125 sec., which enables effective application of daylight synchronization and other flash techniques
Electronic Dial Lock
Prevents accidental changes of aperture and shutter speeds set in the X, Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Speed Priority exposure modes; Lets you concentrate on the photo session, not the camera
Auto bracketing for one-touch exposure adjustment
Auto bracketing is effective under complex lighting conditions when determining proper exposure settings is difficult, or for shooting with narrow-latitude slide films; The camera will take two or three pictures: normal + over, normal + under or normal + under + over expore; You may also change the order of bracketing via the Custom Function menu, to under + normal + over, over + normal + under;
Exposure data imprinting records vital information
Apply the data imprinting to generate a record of exposure data factors outside the image area; DATA mode imprints exposure mode, aperture value, shutter speed, exposure compensation level, metering mode, TTL flash compensation indicator, bracketing position and index (frame) number. DAY mode records year, month, day, and time, along with an index number; The 4-digit index numbers run 0000 to 9999 and each digit can be set individually, allowing for custom indexing; Data is stored in camera memory, and is not cleared when a film magazine is replaced; This allows easier record keeping and management when shooting large numbers of images
Custom Function settings
There are three Custom Users (A, B & C) and 36 custom settings accessible by selecting CF on the exposure mode dial; For a complete listing of all custom settings, use the "Custom Settings" link at right; Having three separately-adjustable users allows for multiple setups for different people or preferences, making adjustments swift and effortless; Make the 645AFD II yours through finite preference controls
Digital multiple exposure activation
Press Multi Exposure Mode and set the desired number of exposures in a range of 2 to 6 with the digital control dial; Digital cancellation of film winding assures precise registration of multiple images on a single frame; By pressing the Multiple Exposure button before the exposure set is complete allows for more exposures to be dialed in
To activate the Self Timer, use the selection ring around the shutter release; You can change the self-timer setting by pressing SET from 2 to 60 seconds; Settings can be made in 1-second steps from 2 to 10 seconds and in 10-second steps for settings longer than 10 seconds; Time-lapse photography is possible by using a locked-down cable release in the "C" (continuous advance) motor drive mode; Intervals are set between 2 and 60 sec. using the self-timer
In the Box
Mamiya 645-AFD II Value Pack Medium Format SLR Autofocus Camera Kit with 80mm f/2.8 Lens and 120/220 Film Back
80mm f/2.8 Lens
120/220 Film Back
6 "AA" Batteries
3-Year Warranty plus 72 Hour Service Assurance
Table of Contents
Autofocus, 6 x 4.5cm, Single-Lens-Reflex camera
6 x 4.5cm
Interchangeable type; Accepts film insert which switches from 120 to 220 film by rotating pressure plate; External LCD Display on film magazine shows ISO speed, type of film (120/220), exposure number; Dark slide pocket; Also features databus connections to accept digital backs
120 roll film (16 exposures) 220 roll film (32 exposures); Polaroid Land Pack Film as well as Fuji Polaroid (any of the 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" pack film series, i.e Fuji FP100C, Polaroid 669, 664, 679)
Tripod Adapter N or N2 is required with a Polaroid Back. Adapter N2 has a larger base and contains anti-twist pins for secure camera support
Bayonet Mamiya 645 AF Mount; M645 Mount can be used with strict limitations (manual focus confirmation, stopped-down metering)
Electronically controlled vertical metal focal-plane shutter; AE 30secs to 1/4000sec in 1/8th steps; Manual 30secs to 1/4000sec in 1/2 steps; "X" (Locks shutter speed to 1/125th sec, while allowing for full control of aperture values), "B" (Bulb, electronically controlled), "T" (Time, mechanically controlled)
Utilizes standard screw-in type cable release located on shutter button; Remote-Control Terminal: Located on the left side of the body: Electromagnetic Cable Release RE401 (Mamiya #211755) is 5m and coiled; Electromagnetic Cable Release RE402 (Mamiya #211754) is 1m and is straight.
3 - 60 secs. (default setting: 10 sec., can be set in 1sec. steps between 3 and 10secs., and 10 sec. steps between 10 and 60 secs.)
1/125 sec. flash sync; TTL direct metering, supports Metz SCA3000 system (SCA3951; Mamiya #211756)
Yes, via Mirror Lock Switch on body
MODES: Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual;
METERING: Center-Weighted Averaging (AV), Spot (S)
and Variable Ratio (A-S auto change); Switches between Average and Spot modes depending on the relative contrast within the overall image. Provides exposure settings suited to a wide range of subjects and lighting. Spot mode will be automatically selected when the brightness within the measured range is lower than the brightness of the overall picture by about 1.5 EV or greater, and the Average mode is selected when the Spot exposure metering value is the same or brighter than the Average value. When the difference between spot and average is between .75 and 1.5 EV, the appropriate exposure is achieved at an intermediate value; AE LOCK: Yes (AEL button): Released by pressing twice or shutter operation; light metering value differentiation in viewfinder exposure compensation display when AEL button is held down; +/- 6EV (in 1/3 steps)
Enabled with the Mode button; exposes three frames consecutively and can be selected in 1/3, 2/3, 1/2 or 1 stop increments
+/- 3 EV (in 1/3 steps)
Via Preview Button located on lower right front of camera body
Fixed prism finder magnification 0.71x, Built-in diopter adjustment (-2.5 to +0.5 diopter, separate diopter correction lenses provide adjustment ranges of -5 to -2 diopter and 0 to +3 diopter); Built-in eye-piece shield; Interchangeable focusing screens: Matte (Standard), Checker (Grid) and manual focus microprism for M645 lenses
Focus display, out-of-focus direction mark, aperture value, shutter speed value, metering mode (A, S, A/S), exposure compensation value (difference between set value and actual value; Appears when AE is on), AE lock, flash charge mark; 94% field of view of actual image; Outside LCD display on camera body shows aperture value, shutter speed value, self-timer, ABL, battery check, multiple exposure, programmed AE or program AE shift value, data imprinting: Display on interchangeable film magazine shows ISO speed, type of film (120/220), exposure number. Outside LCD and film magazine displays can be backlit.
Automatic transport via built-in motor, single or continuous exposures. Photos can be taken at a rate of 1.2fps in Continuous mode. Automatic advance to first frame is achieved when shutter release button is pressed once.
1 - 5 times, Enabled with Mode button; can be cancelled. More exposures may be dialed in before exposure set is completed.
Autofocus; TTL phase-difference detection type: Automatically activates under low light/low contrast with activation range of approx. 9m (20ft.) with 80mm f/2.8 AF lens in Single AF Mode only: Automatic switching to flash unit's built-in sub-beam when Metz flash unit is attached. "Autofocus Lock" possible with half-press on shutter release in "Single" Shot" Mode
Camera uses 6 "AA" batteries (alkaline-magnesium, lithium or NI-MH); Film magazine power supply is a CR2032 battery. This battery is used to supply power to the LCD panel on top of film magazine when it is removed from the camera. When the roll film holder is attached to the body, the power is supplied from the camera body; External Battery Case PE401 available. This case provides battery protection when shooting in extreme cold weather. 6 "AA" batteries are inserted in to the case (PE401) which is then kept in your pocket. A cord from the case to the camera provides the power for the camera. Power receptacle is located on the bottom of the camera body.
The "FUNCTION" key and "F1" key are data imprint function settings to turn viewfinder indicators on and off, and to turn the dial lock on and off. The "F2" key sets the date and time and initializes the index number. For each setting, a digital dial is used in combination with the "SET" button, which can be used alone to check current settings.
7 segment, dot matrix method, DATA mode; exposure mode, aperture value, shutter speed value, exposure compensation, metering mode, ID number. DAY mode; Year/Month/Date/Time, ID Number. NOTE: The "FUNCTION" and "F1" keys are data imprint function settings to turn viewfinder indicators on and off, and to turn the dial lock on and off. The "F2" key sets sets the date and time and initializes the index number. For each setting, a digital dial is used in combination with the "SET" button which can also be used alone to check current settings.
1/4" and 3/8" provided
6 x 5 x 7" (153 x 128 x 184mm) (WHD) (with AF 80mm/2.8 lens)
61 oz. (1730g) (without battery)
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