Two of Phase One's high-end photography brands are marrying product research, development, and support activities.
There's consolidation in the rarefied realm of medium-format digital cameras. Phase One is investing in and assuming some control over Mamiya.
The Mamiya ZD is finally here...sort of
Mamiya offers a medium-format digital camera bundle with its new 22-megapixel ZD Back, the 645AFD II camera and an 80mm lens.
The relationship between Phase One and Mamiya has been corrected. Phase One acquired a controlling interest in Mamiya.
The new pro camera has better autofocus, overhauled mechanics, and a price just shy of $6,000. Also new at Photokina: Schneider Kreuznach's 28mm leaf-shutter lens.
The medium-format camera maker has pared prices of professional models such as the HD4-60 by thousands of dollars.
The latest version of the software for managing and editing raw photos can handle Canon's S100, Sony's NEX-7, Panasonic's GX-1, and lots of lenses.
The new IQ2 line of digital backs lets photographers use Wi-Fi for remote camera control, and a black-and-white version offers sharper detail while venturing beyond the visible spectrum.
At nearly $48,000 just to get started, this medium-format camera system better be good. It is--if you take care before snapping the shot.