Mamiya Digital Imaging

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Mamiya Digital Imaging

legal form Kabushiki-gaisha (joint stock company)
founding 1940
Seat Bunkyō , Tokyo , Japan
Number of employees 200
Branch Photo and optical industry

The Mamiya KK ( Jap. マミヤ·デジタル·イメージングー株式会社 , Mamiya Dejitaru Imejingu Kabushiki-gaisha , Eng. Mamiya Co., Ltd. ) is a Japanese camera company based in Bunkyō , Tokyo .

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

35mm camera Mamiya ZE
Mamiya 645 super
System components of the “Mamiya 645 Super” single lens reflex camera
The table shows only part of the product range.
model Launch Image format description
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

Digital photography

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.

See also

Web links

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