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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments

Mamiya has announced the release of two Mamiya Lens Mount Adapters that allows
the use of Hasselblad V-series medium format lenses on Mamiya 645AF series cameras
(645AF, 645AFD, and 645AFD II).



"The adapters provide the mechanical interface and precise flange-to-film
plane distance required for proper focusing of Hasselblad lenses," said
Jeff Karp, Mamiya Product Marketing Manager, "allowing the photographer
to use their existing Hasselblad V series lenses on the high-precision Mamiya
645AFD II. We are confident that photographers are looking to make the transition
from film to digital as efficiently as possible, and this adapter is definitely
a way to do that." To use the lenses, simply focus with the lens wide open
(the camera provides focus confirmation assistance), then stop-down for proper
exposure meter readings. The 645AF/AFD/AFD II can use shutter priority, aperture
priority or manual metering modes. The adapters come in black (#404) or silver
(#405) and will be available in January 2008.



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Press Release Posted: Aug 30, 2010 0 comments

Mamiya announces the release of new remote viewing software for the DM-series and RZ33 digital cameras and backs. Featuring newly enhanced resolution capabilities for the Apple iPad as well as other features for both the Apple iPhone and iPad, the new Leaf Capture Remote v. 2.0 viewing App offers Mamiya Digital photographers a more convenient viewing solution for both clients and assistants. And its familiar user interface makes the software easy to use for even the most novice user.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 07, 2010 0 comments

Mamiya announced the new Mamiya RZ33 large-sensor digital camera kit for professional photographers. The Mamiya RZ33, featuring a high performance 33 megapixel CCD sensor, bringing the famous ease-of-use and versatility of the Mamiya RZ camera system to the large-sensor digital arena. With no cables necessary, RZ33 users simply add their favorite razor sharp RZ lens and a CF card, and they are ready to produce big, detailed, gorgeous images.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 03, 2006 0 comments

Mamiya O/P has announced that it's Optical Equipment Division, manufacturer
of leading medium format cameras and lenses will be transferred to a new company.
The new company, Cosmo Digital Imaging Company, Ltd. was formed by Cosmos Scientific
Systems,Inc., a leading company in IT technology.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 27, 2008 0 comments

Mamiya has introduced the new Mamiya Sekor Macro MF 120mm f/4 D Lens -- successor
to the popular Mamiya Macro MF 120mm f/4 Lens.



"The Mamiya 120mm f/4 macro lens is one of the sharpest lenses available
today," said Jeff Karp, Mamiya Product Marketing Manager, "and it
has already been critically corrected for digital imaging. But it needed an upgrade
to be fully compatible with the latest cameras, software and digital backs."



The primary upgrade of the new lens is related to digital communication with the
camera. Data transfer is now controlled by a 16-bit CPU instead of the previous
4-bit CPU.



The advantages of the new CPU are:

Rewritability: The new 16-bit CPU is rewritable and can be overwritten
with firmware upgrades that would be required for compatibility with future cameras
and digital backs.


Finer Lens Correction: Thanks to the bigger capacity of the CPU,
the new lens has more lens data. It is possible to apply finer lens-characteristic
corrections when using Mamiya's Digital Photostudio¨ software.



Fast, Reliable Communication: The new CPU enables faster and more reliable communication
with the camera body.



As its name suggests, the new D-series lens shows its true capabilities when shooting
with the Mamiya ZD Digital back and other high-end digital backs. However, it
is designed to be equally at home with film backs.



The new Mamiya Sekor Macro MF 120mm f/4 D Lens is compatible with the Mamiya 645AFD
ll camera and is available for immediate delivery.



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Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments

Mamiya Digital Imaging has announced the next model of their digital back - called the Mamiya ZDb 22 megapixel Digital Back. The R&D team at Mamiya has developed the new ZDb Digital Back with several useful enhancements.

To allow longer shooting sessions, the ZDb will have a buffer with up to twice the memory of the original ZD Digital Back. This means that you can continuously shoot up to 22 frames of full resolution RAW files before the buffer is full. The new back is now compatible with SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards that can store up to 32 gigabytes of images. The Mamiya ZDb Digital Back can also use SD, SDHC, CF I and CF II cards.

When used with the new Mamiya 645AFDIII, the ZDb Back will display the camera's 35 custom function controls on the LCD panel. This will make custom camera settings fast and user-friendly. In addition, a beta version of the new Mamiya Remote Capture software will soon be downloadable from our homepage, www.mamiya.com. This software makes shooting tethered with the Mamiya ZDb Back faster and easier.

Boasting a 22 mega pixel Dalsa CCD sensor at an affordable price, the ZDb Digital Back allows the Mamiya 645AFDII, Mamiya 645AFDIII, RZ67Pro-IID and RB67Pro-SD to take razor-sharp digital images - transforming professional quality film cameras into high-end digital systems.

Pricing and delivery will be announced in the fall of 2008.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 07, 2011 0 comments
Jan Lederman, President of MAC Group (formerly Mamiya America) has announced, in the U.S., the collaboration of the leading companies in professional digital photography: Mamiya, Leaf, Phase One and Schneider Kreuznach. This has led to the creation of the New Mamiya - Powered by Leaf & Phase One.
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Press Release Posted: Sep 29, 2010 0 comments

Mamiya, Phase One, and Profoto announced the Mamiya/Phase One V-Grip Air, the first vertical grip with a built-in wireless flash trigger; it is also the first and only wireless flash sync solution for a medium format camera system that is capable of delivering sync speeds as fast as 1/1600 sec. The new V-Grip also offers owners of Phase One and Mamiya 645DF cameras more shooting styles, and delivers longer camera battery life through power integration and easy firmware upgrades.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 14, 2009 0 comments

Mamiya introduced two new software packages for the Mamiya DM and DL series digital cameras: Capture One v5.0 and Leaf Capture 11.2.9.  With these new releases, along with existing Raw file support in Adobe Lightroom™, Mamiya DSLR photographers now have unrivaled flexibility in choosing the Raw file processing solution that best fits their needs.

Capture One v5.0 DB builds upon the long-time favorite software of many professionals, expanding it to new dimensions.  In addition to adding support for processing Raw files from the Mamiya DM and DL series digital products, Capture One v5.0 DB offers new features such as Focus Mask, Skin Tone Enhancer, RGB Levels and Curves, Dust Spot Removal, and many more workflow acceleration tools.

Leaf Capture 11.2.9 is the latest in the long line of stable Leaf Capture software solutions, offering RAW file processing, as well as tethered shooting with the Mamiya DM and DL series digital products.  Leaf Capture 11.2.9 supports Apple OS 10.6 - Snow Leopard - and features 64-bit performance, as well as enhanced image processing and speed.  For tethered mode usage, Leaf Capture 11.2.9 also adds the power and flexibility of remote shooting for users of the Mamiya DM and DL series cameras, when utilizing Mamiya 645AFDIII or 645DF camera bodies.

Capture One v5.0 DB and Leaf Capture 11.2.9 are now available for download at www.Mamiya.com.  Technical support for Mamiya digital products and their associated software, as well as repair services, can be contacted at 914-347-3300.

In addition, MAC Group is also pleased to announce continuing technical support and repair of Leaf digital backs sold by Leaf America, both for in-warranty and out-of-warranty products. Technical support and repair services for Leaf Valeo, Aptus, Aptus-S, AFi, AFi-II, and some Aptus-II products can be obtained by simply calling 914-347-3300.

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Press Release Posted: Aug 12, 2013 0 comments
Manfrotto is proud to announce an innovative new mini tripod designed to satisfy the needs of photographers looking for a support that is light, portable and easy to use for every occasion.
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Press Release Posted: Apr 30, 2013 1 comments
Manfrotto has announced a new addition to the 290 Series lineup: a foldable three-way head.
The head has three new kits built around it. It is designed to be precise and accurate, yet compact and lightweight.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 08, 2013 1 comments
Manfrotto announced an innovative tripod dedicated to photographers who love to travel. BeFree is a light, compact, intuitive to use, stable option for capturing stunningly precise and sharp images.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2005 0 comments

Manfrotto is introducing the new and improved 685B NeoTec Deluxe Monopod with
four new features including a safety lever, foot pedal, leg warmer and suction
cup foot. From the NeoTec line of Pro Photo Supports, the 685B is built around
an innovative self-regulating mechanism inside the leg that allows the user
to quickly and easily extend each leg to the desired height by simply pulling
downwards. There are no locks, knobs or levers of any kind to contend with.
Once the leg is extended into position, NeoTec's patented internal mechanism
automatically locks it there by pushing outwards on the tubing, exerting more
locking power and further stabilizing the tripod as additional weight is added.




The 685B system features a new safety lever that prevents accidental deployment
of the locking release mechanism. To close the monopod, the safety lever must
be activated, which then allows the grip action handle to be depressed. The
lever is simple to operate while still maintaining the one-handed closing operation.




The updated monopod also features a lightweight rubber foot pedal to make opening
or closing the 685B simple, and a protective leg warmer on the bottom leg section
to provide protection against the elements and a comfortable grip. Also, the
685B includes a suction cup foot for extra ground support and increased grip.



The 685B monopod is designed for support with unprecedented speed. The 685B
can fully extend to 166 cm / 65 inches and collapse to 71 cm / 28 inches. It
has the capability of supporting payloads up to 8 kg / 18 pounds and features
the same "upside down" leg construction, further ensuring its durability
and reliability in all environments.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2008 0 comments

Manfrotto
has announced a new line of carbon fiber tripods, dubbed "CX. "
The new CX family is highlighted by redesigned locking levers, new leg angle
selectors, and re engineered magnesium and aluminum castings. The new ergonomic
locking levers are much easier for shooters to operate and thanks to their new
design, become a seamless element of all CX tripods. Much like the aluminum
190XPROB, the new CX PRO models feature Manfrotto's innovative Q90°
(Quick Center Column System). The Q90° system allows the center column to
be rotated to a horizontal position with one simple motion, all without removing
the head or disassembling the column itself, making switching between framing
and positioning setups easier. Additionally, Manfrotto has redesigned the top
plate on 190CXPRO4 and190CXPRO3 tripods. The magnesium top plate on the CX PRO
series now incorporates a bubble to help aid in leveling the camera and tripod,
and has also been refined for a more attractive look. The redesign of the plate
also yields a significant reduction in weight.



In order to reach high-quality standards and high levels of performance, rigidity
and lightness, the new Manfrotto CX tubes are made of 100 percent carbon fiber.
When it comes to the use of composite materials-- especially carbon fiber --
in the manufacture of photographic supports, the end result can vary and ultimately
depends on the production process and the ratio of carbon fiber material to
epoxy present in the tubes. For its CX carbon fiber tripods, Manfrotto utilized
nothing other than 100 percent carbon fiber and employed pultrusion, pull winding
technology to manufacture the tubes. Pultrusion is a production process that
allows for the manufacture of carbon fiber tubes that excel in both flexion
resistance and torsion rigidity; features that matter most for camera support
applications.



The 190CXPRO4 and 190CXPRO3 feature all carbon fiber tubes, including a tri-faceted
center column, while the simpler CX3 version features carbon fiber tubes paired
with an aluminum center column and aluminum top plate.

190CXPRO3

Street Price $300.00
Max Height Column Extended Max Height Column Down Min Height Low Position Min Height Legs Closed Weight Max Load
57.5"/ 146 cm 48"/122 cm 3.15"/ 8 cm 22.8"/ 58 cm 2.84 lbs./ 1,29 kg 11 lbs./ 5 kg




190CXPRO4

Street Price $325.00


Max Height Column Extended
Max Height Column Down Min Height Low Position Min Height Legs Closed Weight Max Load
57.5"/ 146 cm 48"/122 cm 3.15"/ 8 cm 19.7"/ 50cm 2.95 lbs./ 1,34 kg 11 lbs./ 5 kg




190CX3

Street Price $250.00
Max Height Column Extended Max Height Column Down Min Height Low Position Min Height Legs Closed Weight Max Load
57.5"/ 146 cm 46.9"/ 119 cm 2.36"/ 6cm 21.7"/ 55 cm 2.90 lbs./ 1,32 kg 11 lbs./ 5 kg

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 11, 2014 0 comments

Manfrotto recently introduced the new XPRO Fluid Head (MHXPRO-2W) featuring the Manfrotto 200PL quick release plate for easy swapping between photo and video applications.

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