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Mamiya Unveils 2 Pro-Level d-SLR Series

10/01/2009 03:40:08 PM Eastern

Elmsford, N.Y. - Mamiya unveiled Thursday two new lines of medium-format
professional-grade digital-SLR cameras and a series of Leaf-Shutter lenses
optimized for digital photography.

Mamiya's 56
and 33 Megapixel series
d-SLR models - DM56 and DM33 - are said to deliver a wide range of options including record high flash-sync speeds up to 1/1600 per
second via three new Mamiya leaf-shutter digital lenses.

Designed and developed in conjunction with Schneider Kreuznach,
and manufactured by Mamiya, the 55mm f/2.8 D L/S, 80mm f/2.8 D L/S, and 110mm
f/2.8 S L/S will begin shipping in Q4 2009.

For other shooting situations, Mamiya offers its
645AF series lenses, ranging from 28mm to 300mm APO. All are compatible with the cameras' focal plane shutter.

Both the DM56
and DM33 also offer a 30
percent faster autofocus
system, the company said.

Software solutions for RAW file processing are provided with the
cameras, including new
versions of Leaf Capture, and Capture One software by Phase One,
allowing photographers their choice of workflow from the industry leaders.

Mamiya's
28- and 22-megapixel models,
the DM28 and DM22, are
positioned as value models
for professional photographers.

The cameras
each feature
16-bit/ channel image quality and industry-leading shooting speeds.

Mamiya offers a
range of 15 645AF focal plane lenses that are compatible with the DM22 and DM28
models.

Both cameras also include RAW file processing with new versions
of either Leaf Capture or Capture One software by Phase One.

The company
said pricing and availability dates on the products will be announced later.

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