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    Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Photokina 2008
    Vertical Grip (Prototype)


    2008/09/16

    Mamiya Digital Imaging is pleased to unveil at Photokina 2008 a vertical grip for use with the 645AFDIII series.



    # Features
    This is a vertical grip for use with the 645AFDIII series. The grip features a shutter release button, a release mode selector, an AE lock button and AF lock button all for the convenience of the photographer for when shooting vertically. This product has been designed with the portrait photographer in mind, allowing for ease of shooting no matter what angle your creativity is demanding. The grip can be powered by either AA batteries or rechargeable nickel hydride batteries. Remaining battery power of the grip can be displayed on the camera LCD. Once again Mamiya has anticipated and responded to the needs of the professional by manufacturing this essential item.

    # Specifications

    Compatible cameras: the 645AFDIII series
    Features:
    shutter release button, release mode selector, AE and AF lock buttons, rear and front electronic dials.

    Dimensions: 153mm (L)x115mm (H) x 78 (W)
    Weight: 400g (batteries included)
    Date of First Sales: To be announced
    Price: To be announced



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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Makes a lot of sense. Leaf have their new rotating sensor which neagtes the need but for the other manufacturers who are trying to make MFDB shooting a DSLR experience, a vertical grip is a very good idea.
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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Looking forward to seeing this
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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    Makes a lot of sense. Leaf have their new rotating sensor which neagtes the need but for the other manufacturers who are trying to make MFDB shooting a DSLR experience, a vertical grip is a very good idea.
    Well said Ben. Not as versatile as a rotating back on a 6x6 WLF body, but a definite plus on 645 body. I'll want one
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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Adds the rechargeable battery option into the equation, which some folks will like.

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Well it's about time! Shame it won't work on the AFDII and AFD (likely a firmware/ PCB issue) and I hope it's as well built and as affordable as the Contax MP-1 grip.

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtKamka View Post
    Adds the rechargeable battery option into the equation, which some folks will like.
    Actually the AFDIII already works with rechargables. Very exciting news nevertheless.

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    I'm guessing this will work for the Phase 645 too?

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    It will Andrew, the Phase/Mamiya AFDIII is identical to the Mamiya AFDIII other than badging
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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    This is something I actually asked my Mamiya rep to pass up the food chain 8 months ago. I doubt that my request had anything to do with this announcement, but I am pleased nevertheless.

    I'll check it out at Phootokina, along with the new Mamiya leaf-shutter lenses.

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Thanks Jack, this IS great news

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    It will Andrew, the Phase/Mamiya AFDIII is identical to the Mamiya AFDIII other than badging

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    I wish they would post a picture of the AFDIII with the grip attached, I'm curious to see what it looks like.

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Mammy645 View Post
    I wish they would post a picture of the AFDIII with the grip attached, I'm curious to see what it looks like.
    There's a photo up now at the Capture Integration website...

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    This brings a whole new question of a new L bracket kinda like the difference between the 5D with and without the battery grip.

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    Re: Mamiya AFD III vertical grip announced

    Are your sure it will not work on an AFD/AFDII?

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