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Mamiya 645-AFD III - Mamiya, the unquestioned leader in the medium format photographic field, has once again designed a camera that not only meets the needs of the photographic community - but far surpasses it. This new version of Mamiya's successful 645 series of cameras incorporates the latest design of auto focus technology.
The 645 series was always a fast focusing camera - even under the lowest of lighting scenarios. This newest version takes that design to the next stage. With a new focusing algorithm, the focus point is now user-selectable to the left, center or right of the frame. Or, you can set it to "auto" and let the camera choose for you - which will usually be the closest object to the lens.
Blazing the path in cross-platform photography, the 645AFD III contains the latest MSCE (Mamiya Serial Communication for External) data transfer technology. All data from your exposure is neatly exchanged between the camera and the compatible digital back. It's all done internally - quickly, efficiently and well organized.
Individual camera preferences such as 1/3, 1/2 or full aperture/shutter speed increments, flash synch speed, dial functions, exposure compensation increments, bracketing sequence, dial direction setting and much more are easily set and recalled in a snap. In addition, separate user configurations can be set and recalled on-the-fly when several photographers are using the same camera.
Finally, Mamiya has designed "Quick Action" buttons which allow you to rapidly access certain functions such as multiple exposure, bracketing, auto exposure lock and auto focus lock. This sophisticated camera has it all - at a affordable price for a machine packed to the gills with the latest technology. Combined with ultra sharp Mamiya optics, this camera is nothing less than a winner in the world of cross-platform cameras.
Accepts interchangeable 120/220 film magazines, Polaroid proofing backs and digital backs
Auto focus system that's faster and quieter than ever - even under the lowest lighting situations
Latest MSCE (Mamiya Serial Communication for External) data transfer technology
Auto focus clutch for certain Mamiya lenses
Full Program, Aperture priority, Shutter Speed priority, full manual, "X" mode and "B" (Bulb) exposure modes
TTL flash compatible
Retractable shutter to prevent damage - remove film magazine and shutter disappears into the housing
Great balance and "feel" to the camera
The first medium-format camera with a magnesium alloy viewfinder cover
Die-cast aluminum alloy body and film magazine
In the Box
Mamiya 645-AFD III Medium Format SLR Autofocus Camera (Body Only)
Table of Contents
Autofocus, 6 x 4.5cm, Single-Lens-Reflex camera - Dual platform: Accepts film and compatible digital backs
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) Film Speed: ISO 25 to 6400
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) Also compatible with Hasselblad V series lenses (manual focus confirmation, focus aid, stop-down exposure metering). Requires optional Lens Mount Adapter #310-244 (Black) or #310-245 (Silver)
Electronically controlled vertical metal focal-plane shutter
AE: 30 to 1/4000 sec. (1/8 step) Manual: 30 to 1/4000 sec. (1/2 step) X: (locks shutter speed to 1/125th sec. while allowing for full control of aperture values) "B": (Bulb, electronically controlled) "T" (Time, mechanically controlled) Automatic shutter curtain open mechanism (opens when film magazine, Polaroid holder or digital back is removed, automatically closed when re-attached)
Shutter speed and aperture both can be set in 1/3 or 1/2 steps Electronic dial lock (in X, M, Av and Tv exposure modes)
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.
With shutter release mode selector 2 to 60sec. (default setting: 10sec., can be set in 1sec. steps between 2 and 10sec., and in 10sec steps between 10 and 60sec.)
1/125 sec. or slower, automatically sets to 1/125 when shutter speed dial is set to higher speeds (when Metz flash unit is used). In P mode, the shutter speeds are controlled to 1/125 ~ 1/60 sec. Supports Metz SCA3002 system (SCA 3952 adapter required), and SCA 3000 and SCA 300 series (300 series requires both SCA 3952 and SCA 3000C converter)
Electronically-activated by Mirror-Up switch on grip
5-segment evaluative center-weighted average (AV) with bright point elimination Spot (S) Variable Ratio Auto-Shift (A-S AUTO)
Manual (M) Flash Sync (X) Aperture priority AE (Av) Shutter priority AE (Tv) Programmed AE (P) with program shift: PH and PL settings possible
Metering Range: EV 2 to EV 19 (with ISO 100 film, f/2.8 lens) Light Metering: TTL metering; center-weighted average (AV), spot (S) and auto A-S variable ration
Enabled with Auto-Bracketing button (2 or 3 frames selectable) , 0.3, 05, 0.7, 1EV step units selectable
+/-3 EV or +/- 5EV (1/3, 1/2 or 1 steps)
Preview button on front of camera, aperture can be changed during DOF check
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 mark Out-of-focus direction marks Aperture value Shutter speed Metering mode (A, S, A/S AUTO) Exposure compensation value (difference between set value and actual value) AE Lock Bracketing Position Battery Checker
External LCD - On camera body:: Aperture value Shutter speed value AEL Battery check Programmed AE Programmed AE shift value Data imprinting mode Flash Compensation Indicator (Over/Under) Auto-Bracketing indicator Multiple Exposure indicator Self-Timer indicator
On Interchangeable Film Magazine: ISO speed Type of film (120 or 220) Exposure number Buffer for ZD Digital Back v1.1 and newer
Automatic via built-in motor, single or continuous exposures 2 frames per second (with new HM402 Roll Film Magazine)
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
TTL phase-difference detection type, user-selectable focusing point (center, left, right or auto) 4 CCD line sensors in a | + | shape (area indicated on the focusing screen, 10.8 x 3.6mm) Infrared AF Sub-Beam : Activates automatically under low light, low contrast in Single (S) AF Mode Switchable On/Off Range: 29.5' with 80mm f/2.8 AF lens Automatic switching to flash unit's built-in sub-beam when Metz flash unit is attached with SCA 3952 adapter
AF Lock: Half-press on shutter release and AF Lock Button
6 "AA" batteries (alkaline-magnesium or rechargeable Nickel-metal hydride)
36 custom settings
7 segment dot matrix DATA mode imprints: Exposure mode Aperture value Shutter speed value Exposure compensation Bracketing position (normal, over, under) Metering mode ID number Lens Focal Length DAY mode imprints: Year Month Date Time ID number (switchable between enabled and disabled)
1/4" and 3/8" included
6 x 5 x 7.2" (153 x 128 x 184mm) (WHD)
61oz. (1730g), without batteries
Remote Control: Terminal On side of body (works with remote triggering devices and electromagnetic cable releases) Cable Release: On shutter button