Mamiya Digital Imaging
|Mamiya Digital Imaging
|legal form||Kabushiki-gaisha (joint stock company)|
|Seat||Bunkyō , Tokyo , Japan|
|Number of employees||200|
|Branch||Photo and optical industry|
It was founded in 1940 by Seichi Mamiya and its product range focuses on medium format cameras for professional photographers and ambitious amateurs . The parent company, which in addition to photo products also manufactures golf clubs and various electronic components, sold the photo division to Cosmo Digital Imaging in 2006. This will continue to operate under the name Mamiya Digital Imaging.
The Mamiya 645 model is one of the most widely used medium format cameras in advertising photography . The 6 × 7 models (RB, RZ) have advanced to become the most popular medium-format cameras worldwide among people and fashion photographers due to their "ideal" page format and the generous display of images on the large screen. Different manufacturers also offer a range of digital backs for both product lines.
In 2009, the digital back manufacturer Phase One became a main owner of Mamiya and has been setting the strategy and development ever since. Mamiya was combined with Leaf (which had previously also been taken over by Phase One) to form Mamiya Leaf. Identical cameras are offered under the names Mamiya and Phase One , lenses under the names Mamiya Sekor and Phase One . Phase One also sells a range of lenses developed by Schneider Kreuznach .
Medium format products
|Mamiya Flex C Professional||1957||6 × 6 cm||Two-lens reflex camera with interchangeable lenses . Focusing by moving the bellows with both lenses.|
|Mamiya C220||1968||6 × 6 cm||Two-lens reflex camera with interchangeable lenses from 55 to 250 mm focal length|
|Mamiya C330||1969||6 × 6 cm||Improved version of the C220|
|Mamiya Universal / Press||1962||6 × 9 cm||Press camera for roll film , with rangefinder and central shutter lenses from 50 to 250 mm focal length|
|Mamiya RB 67 Professional||1970||6 × 7 cm||First medium format camera with rotating back, classic mechanical model that is still offered. Predestined for studio use due to its high weight.|
|Mamiya M645||1975||4.5 x 6 cm||The smaller format makes it much more portable than the RB . Interchangeable lenses from 24 to 500 mm focal length|
|Mamiya M645 1000S||1977||4.5 x 6 cm||Shutter speed 1/1000 to 8 seconds; electrically controlled shutter. Interchangeable lenses from 24 to 500 mm focal length|
|Mamiya RZ 67 Professional and Professional II||1982||6 × 7 cm||Roll film in the rotating back, with the 90 ° rotation, masks automatically swivel in under the viewfinder, so that portrait or landscape format can be clearly recognized. The electronic version of the RB, thanks to the quickly exchangeable magazines for 120 and 220 roll film and Polaroid instant film, it is possible to switch between slide, color and black and white material without any problems, and the film magazine cannot be removed from the camera when the magazine slide is pulled out. The camera enables multiple exposures by operating the R / M lever, the automatic double exposure lock is thus switched off.; Worldwide one of the most successful medium format cameras for studio use, photographers etc. a .: Annie Leibovitz , Olaf Martens|
|Mamiya 6||1989||6 × 6 cm||Medium format viewfinder cameras with three interchangeable lenses (50 mm f / 4.0, 75 mm f / 3.5 and 150 mm f / 4.5) and retractable bellows , production stopped. An adapter can be used to create small-format panoramic images in the format 24 mm × 54 mm.|
|Mamiya 6MF||1993||6 × 6 cm||Successor to Mamiya 6 . The 6MF also supports recordings in the format 6 cm × 4.5 cm (landscape format) and the panorama format 54 × 22 mm.|
|Mamiya 7||1995||6 × 7 cm||Unique, handy medium format viewfinder camera , with six interchangeable lenses (43 mm f / 4.5, 50 mm f / 4.5, 65 mm f / 4.0, 80 mm f / 4.0, 150 mm f / 4.5 and 210 mm f / 8.0)|
|Mamiya 7II||1999||6 × 7 cm||Successor to the Mamiya 7 .|
|Mamiya 645 AF||1999||4.5 x 6 cm||Medium format camera with autofocus and removable magazines .|
|Mamiya ZD||2006||4.5 x 6 cm||First digital medium format camera from Mamiya|
|Mamiya 645DF||2010||4.5 x 6 cm||Camera body for holding digital backs from all leading manufacturers|
|Mamiya 645DF +||2013||4.5 x 6 cm||Camera body for holding digital backs from all leading manufacturers|
With the Mamiya ZD , which has an image sensor with 21.5 million pixels, Mamiya brought its first digital medium format camera onto the market in March 2006. At the same time, a digital camera back with the same sensor appeared.
- Mamiya Germany GmbH
- Historical information on the Mamiya-mm cameras (English)
- Comprehensive experience report of the 645 Pro TL from today