Mamiya Digital Imaging showcased the Mamiya 645DF prototype camera body during the Photo Imaging Expo 2009 in Tokyo last week. Also displayed were the new multi-battery vertical grip G8401 and new Mamiya Sekor AF 80mm F2.8 LS D lens for this 645 format camera.
The company said the Mamiya 645DF is a camera body designed for use with digital backs and can be used with digital backs of all reputable makers.
The Multi-battery Vertical Grip G8401 is for exclusive use with the 645DF camera. The grip features a shutter release button, an AE lock button and AF lock button for the convenience of the photographer when shooting vertically. Mamiya said this product has been designed with the portrait photographer in mind.
The Mamiya Sekor AF 80mm F2.8 LS D lens is billed as the first leaf shutter lens in Mamiyaâ€™s AF lineup. The leaf shutter, which has been developed and manufactured in-house, is capable of shutter speeds from 1/500 second to 16 seconds according to Mamiya, and has flash synchronization at all speeds. It allows more control for on-location daytime shooting where flash synchronization is required, as well as for flash photography in studios, the company said.