Mamiya ZD- Gotta get one of these


This has got to be my new camera, imagine shooting landscapes on this one! Best of all it uses all Mamiya 645 lenses including the manual ones.

Digital Specifications for Mamiya® ZD
Type of camera-Interchangeable Lens Digital Autofocus SLR Camera
Number of Media Card Slots-2 (CF & SD)
Image Size-48mmx 36mm
Image Sensor-Full Frame RGB Square-structured CCD
Total Pixels-Approx. 21.80 Million Pixels
Active Pixels-Approx. 21.50 Million Pixels
IR Cut Filter-Built-in
Low-pass Filter-Optional (User Replaceable)
Shooting Intervals
Continuous-1.5 Frames Per Second
Max Shots / Burst-11 shots
Recording Format-Uncompressed: RAW Compressed : JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Simultaneous Recording-Possible (RAW & JPEG)
Image Size Modes (JEPG) -Large, Medium, Small
Image Quality Modes(JPEG) -Fine, Normal, Basic
Color Matrix-Adobe RGB sRGB
White Balance -Auto / Daylight / Overcast / Shade / Fluorescent light / Tungsten Preset 1 / Preset 2 / Fine Adjustment / Color Temperature Setting
Sensitivity-ISO 50 ~ 400 (1/3 Steps)
LCD Monitor-Low Temp. Polysilicon TFT Color 1.8in.(Approx. 13M Pixels) Brightness Adjustable
Video output-NTSC, PAL
Interface-IEEE1394 (4-pin)
Power Source-Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery & AC
Dimension (MM) -161.5mm(W) x 152mm(H) x 90.8mm(D)
Dimension (Inches) -Approx. 6.4”(W) x 6.0”(H) x 3.6”(D)
Weight (Grams) -1,200g
Weight (LBS/Ounces) -Approx. 42.3oz.
Camera Body Specifications Mamiya® ZD -Finder Eye-Level Prism Viewfinder (fixed) Magnification:x0.75 Field of View: 98%
Auto Focus-TTL Phase Difference Detection
Exposure Control Modes -Aperture-priority AE (Av), Shutter-Speed Priority AE (Tv), Programmed AE(P), Manual (M), Bulb (B)
Light Metering -TTL Metering: Average, Center-weighted, Variable Ratio, Spot
Auto-Bracketing -Number of Shots : 2, 3, or 5 Frames (Single & Continuous) F Steps +/- 0.3, +/- 0.5, +/- 0.7, +/-1
Shutter -Electronically-Controlled Vertical-travel Metal Focal-plane Shutter 1/4000 to 30 sec, X-sync at 1/125 sec, Bulb
Lens Mount -Mamiya 645AF

Thing For The New Year

A brief list of New Year Photographic resolutions-

Get the D200 shooting pictures
Revisit 120 format film (on the ‘blad hopefully)
Shoot some more aircraft
Try as many lenses as possible including older manual ones
Get a good camera bag
Get my workflow and archiving sorted out
Print more pictures

It has been an interesting year photo wise especially in the DSLR arena, lets see if some of these things will happen-

Nikon full frame DSLR
Two traditional brands disappear
Two more Nikon DSLR bodies
More Canons, but no more full frame
16 million pixel APS-C sized chip
A swag of new lenses by mid year
Mamiya ZD arrives