Printed in Japan 320200-HG-01E
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Mamiya 645 AFD III Camera.
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Mamiya pioneered the 645 SLR system camera three decades ago and the Mamiya 645 AFDIII, with its TTL auto-focus, auto-exposure, auto-flash and auto-film winding features is the latest Mamiyamasterpiece and reflects its long tradition of medium format camera expertise.
Special Advice To Professional Photographers
Your Mamiya 645 AFDIII is designed for heavy professional use and will give you a long service life if properly maintained. Your camera and lenses have many moving parts which require periodic lubrication. Its electronic components, too, are subject to wear and tear and areaffected by ambient conditions like dust, sand, sea air, heat and moisture. If cameras had odometers like automobiles, it would be easier to specify servicing schedules. May we suggest that if you shoot thousands of film rolls per year, you send your equipment annually for servicing to the Mamiya distributor in your country. Mamiya 645 AFDIII corresponds with digital backs compatible with MSCE (MamiyaSerial Communication of External) system.
Combining 35mm handling ease and speed but with an image size almost 3 times larger, it is a full-featured camera, utilizing many digital controls and LCD displays, deeming it appropriate for the age of digital photography.
Its high-tech focal plane shutter with speeds up to 1/4000 sec. permits flash sync up to 1/125 sec. and has an exclusive "SafetyRetraction" feature, which protects it against accidental damage.
The AE Prism Finder with its many features, protected by a sturdy magnesium housing, and also the Power Drive Grip, are now integral components of the die cast aluminum camera body, designed for heavy professional use.
All the many features, safety interlocks and other important information are covered in detail in theseinstructions. It is imperative that you read them thoroughly before you put your camera to work, in order to ensure proper operation and maximum results.
In order to acquaint yourself with the functions of the camera, you will want to practice without film. Please see the page 9 how the camera can be tested without film.
Names of Parts and Functions
Hot shoe (page 82) Exposure modedial lock release button (page 53 to 60) Exposure mode dial (page 53 to 60) Auto focus assist infrared light emission window (page 50) Eyepiece shutter lever (page 75) Main LCD (page 5) Self timer lamp (page 77) Diopter adjustment lens (standard accessory) (page 20) Dark slide storage pocket (page 32) Memo clip (page 103) Screw cap for battery compartment for magazine LCD (page 13) External powersocket (page 102) Battery case lock lever (page 11) Rear dial (page 6) Mirror*
Do not touch the mirror with your hand
Strap mount (page 24) Front dial (page 6)
Battery case (page 11) Tripod socket (page 103)
Electronic contacts Lens mount alignment mark(page 16) Depth of field preview button (page 80)
Shutter release button (page 38) Drive dial (page 51) AF lock button (page 49)
Strapmount (page 24)
Rubber eye piece Diopter adjustment dial (page 19)
Magazine LCD panel (page 5) Down button (page 28, 34 & 76)
Self timer button (page 52, 71 & 72) Main LCD backlight button (page 78) Multiple exposure button (page 61) Focus point selector button (page 44)
Dark slide (page 17 & 18) Magazine release button (page 18) Magazine cover release button (page 29) Magazine coverlock button (page 29) Emergency film wind button (page 34, 40 & 74) Film advance button (page 28) Auto exposure lock button (page 65 & 66) AEL Exposure metering button (page 59) Up button (page 28, 34 & 76)
Set button (page 6, 21 to 23, 61, 70 & 71) Flash auto adjustment select button (page 85 & 86)
Magazine lock button (page 18)
Auto bracketing button (page 67& 68) Multiple exposure...