Mamiya Photokina 2012Mamiya Leaf Showcases New Mamiya 645DF+ Camera Platform, Leaf Shutter Lens, and Leaf Credo Digital Backs at Photokina

The Mamiya 645DF+ is the world’s most versatile camera platform for high-end photography. An enhanced auto-focus mechanism delivers accurately focused images, even when shooting in low light or low contrast environments. An all-new custom adjustment feature permits fine tuning the alignment of the camera body to its digital back. This is especially important when taking advantage of the wide range of backs already available for the new camera platform. Also new to the 645DF+camera is a high-powered rechargeable Li-ion battery, enabling up to 10,000 captures on a single charge.

The Mamiya 645DF+ builds on a highly reliable, proven technology platform comprising quality components designed for demanding professional workflows. Building on the success of previous generations of the camera, the new 645DF+ camera went through a complete overhaul of all moving parts to produce a camera with the highest uptime in the market of high-end photography.  The durable 645DF+camera is constructed primarily out of aircraft grade aluminum and magnesium. Finely-tuned mechanics, state-of-the-art electronics and great ergonomics, seamlessly combine to ensure a highly robust product, easily capable of meeting the demanding requirements of the world’s leading photographers.

“The new Mamiya 645DF+ combined with the Leaf Credo digital back is a formidable medium format system. The Mamiya 645DF+  is designed to let photographers focus on creativity with great control, performance, precision and reliability, while the Leaf Credo elegantly combines the latest technological advances. Together, this camera system represents a fully integrated product with high resolution, image quality, ease of use and the latest touch screen technologies,” said Ziv Argov, Marketing Director at Mamiya Leaf. “Today’s professional photography requires great flexibility – infinite detail, rich color and razor sharpness. These systems deliver all this and more.”

Mamiya Leaf is also showing the Mamiya 28 mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens– manufactured by Mamiya and designed by Schneider-Kreuznach. This is a high quality, extremely wide angle lens with full coverage of the 645 image format and fast flash synchronization capabilities.

Also on display are the Leaf Credo 80, 60 and 40 megapixel digital backs, which include a high resolution (1.15 megapixel) display, 3.2 inch touch screen. Excellent color rendition of up to 16 million colors ensures quick tone accuracy verification. Planned from the ground-up for comfortable, effective shooting both indoors and outdoors, the Leaf Credo display also provides on-screen high resolution Live View when shooting un-tethered.

Visitors to the Mamiya Leaf stand will be able to try out all of the current Mamiya Leaf offerings, including both the Leaf Credo and Leaf Aptus-II product lines. The Leaf Credo mounted on the iXR reproduction camera will demonstrate digital reproduction at its best. The full integration between the two products, with Capture One software, enables a fully automatic workflow including remote focus and remote capture.

All Mamiya Leaf camera systems are driven by Capture One Pro raw processing and image editing software. Capture One Pro delivers the world’s highest image quality with excellent color and detail. It contains all the essential tools for high-end performance in one package to enable capture, adjustment, organization, editing and processing images in a fast, flexible and efficient workflow.

Pricing and Availability

The Mamiya 645DF+ and the Mamiya 28mm LS f/4.5 lens designed by Schneider Kreuznach are available for ordering now through Mamiya Leaf channels, and also under the Phase One brand (see today’s related announcement); both products will begin shipping as of October 2012. The Mamiya 645DF+ and the Mamiya 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens are priced at 4290 EUR / 5990 USD each.

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