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Phase One A/S and Mamiya Digital Imaging Co unveiled the open medium format digital camera platform, the Phase One 645 Camera or the Mamiya 645AFDII. Targeted at the professional photographer, the camera accepts all quality digital camera backs and also supports traditional film operation.
The Phase One 645 Camera or the Mamiya 645AFDII is compatible with a plethora of high-end lenses including; the complete Mamiya 645 lens range, the new 28mm aspherical and D series lenses, as well as Hasselblad V-lenses and Pentacon Six lenses. It is designed to achieve shutter speeds from 1/4000 sec. to 60 minutes. The first pre-production units will be demonstrated this week at the Photo Imaging Expo.
"Phase One and Mamiya have taken the first step in delivering a unique approach to designing camera systems," said Henrik Håkonsson, CEO of Phase One. "We believe that equipment interoperability and personal choice are integral values in realizing the highest quality imaging results. Furthermore we have invested heavily in optimizing all elements of the camera systems reliability to maximize the photographers’ time for shooting extraordinary images."