645 AF Camera


Mamiya

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The 645 AF Camera

The Mamiya 645 AF utilizes a TTL (through-the-lens), phase-difference-detection type auto-focus system. An automatic infrared sub-beam enables the user to focus easily even on subjects of low contrast or low illumination. Single AF (focus priority) or Continuous AF (release priority) can be selected with the AF mode dial.
Equipped with a metal focal plane shutter of max 1/4000 sec., the Mamiya 645 AF encourages all kinds of photographic uses, from portraiture with wide-angle lenses to high speed shooting to capture fast action with telephoto lenses. Combine the electronically controlled shutter speeds with 1/2 stop adjustment with autofocus and capturing decisive moments with precision is even easier than ever possible in medium format.

Dial-type exposure mode settings enables the user to confirm the active mode at a glance. Shutter speed and aperture values can be set in 1/2 steps using the two electronic dials. In AE mode, the shutter speeds and aperture values are controlled automatically in 1/8 st

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6 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Joye Ardyn Durham
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2006
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/12/2006 7:51:41 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/12/2006 7:51:41 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/12/2006 7:51:41 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/12/2006 7:51:41 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/12/2006 7:51:41 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent film camera. Has great color saturation and works well.
2/12/2006 7:51:41 PM
 
Daryl V. Villanueva 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/29/2006 9:12:39 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/29/2006 9:12:39 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/29/2006 9:12:39 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/29/2006 9:12:39 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/29/2006 9:12:39 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love using this camera. It's got the light weight of a 35mm and the superior quality of medium format negatives...a great hybrid. Quality lenses too.
1/29/2006 9:12:39 PM
 
Scott R. Raper 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/5/2004 8:23:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/5/2004 8:23:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/5/2004 8:23:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/5/2004 8:23:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/5/2004 8:23:09 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The best camera I have owned. Primarily because of the big juicy negatives you can get from medium format. Fully functional, doesn't lack any option I have ever needed. Works as smoothly as a 35mm SLR. Provides superior results, and I wouldn't think of using anything else. The only cons are the size, a bit bulky and heavy, yet managable (even handheld) and the loading process, as with 120 or 220 film, a bit time consuming when in the field, but with practice becomes systematic. A wonderful piece of photographic equipment.
1/5/2004 8:23:09 PM
 
Lisa Belcher 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 6:12:46 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 6:12:46 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 6:12:46 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 6:12:46 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 6:12:46 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great Camera! Has the versatility of a 35mm camera but can enlarge prints to a greater size. Love the ability to crop "creatively". Sometimes the autofocus keeps zooming in and out when using it in low light conditions in the studio. All in all I'm pleased with this camera.
10/14/2003 6:12:46 AM
 
Lisa Belcher 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:56:21 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:56:21 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:56:21 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:56:21 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:56:21 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
gives excellent results when enlatging photos to big sizes. Sharpness is excellent. Versatility with cropping is great. It is easy to use, has all the same functions as a 35mm as far as p,av, tv,and M modes. Drawbacks are that it is a much heavier camera and is cumbersome to handhold if using a flash with a stroboframe. Also,when using indoors, the autofocus has trouble focusing quickly. Mamiya says if there isn't enough light in the room it will do this. Otherwise, I love this camera.
10/14/2003 5:56:21 AM
 
Alicia Cowger 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2003 2:51:24 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2003 2:51:24 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2003 2:51:24 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2003 2:51:24 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2003 2:51:24 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Love the autofocus, portability, and sharp negative. Great for people shots.
10/9/2003 2:51:24 PM
 

6 Reviews