Are you into photography? Do you like to take fancy pictures of mountains, floating butterflies and speeding cars? Do you need to print said photographs on paper the size of the empire state building with High-Definition quality? Then the latest offerings from Mamiya are a necessity for you. Never heard of Mamiya? They are one of the premier lens manufactures for Digital and film cameras, top-notch stuff.
In the lastest press release, a few of the juicy details were sent out, teasing us photogs, leaving us wanting more-
October 1, 2009
The new Mamiya DM56 and DM33 deliver an unprecedented range of options to photographers, resulting in the most versatile medium format DSLR series available.
With these two new models, Mamiya photographers can take advantage of 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, photographers may choose from Mamiya’s current 645AF series lenses, ranging from 28mm to 300mm APO, all compatible for use with the cameras’ focal plane shutter. Combined with 30% faster autofocus, the Mamiya DM56 and DM33 set a new professional DSLR standard for the most demanding situations.
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.
Sounds pretty good right? You can even send the images taken from your new Mamiya DSLR directly to a computer (like all the fancy studio photogs do) or to iPhones around the world (albeit in a smaller image size). The size of a 28-megapixel RAW image is 54 megabytes. dang.
The price to get into the realm of bad-ass Mamiya DM56? Well, they have not let us know that part yet, but the last medium-format DSLR from Mamiya (Oct 2008) require a payment of $14,999. Yeah, that’s 15-thousand DOLLARS for a camera. You still have to buy a lens too.