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Which 645

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:09 pm
by NNN636462764243419321
Want to get into MF. The ones that look good to me are the Mamiya/PO 645DF+ and the Mamiya 645AFDIII. Which is the newest? Best for digital? The best used back that comes with a fair price. If you have another one in mind, I would appreciate your ideas. Thank you

Re: Which 645

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:22 am
by Ulf
Hi

Here is a short brake down of the latest generations cameras.

Mamiya AFDIII / Phase One AF
    Both are the same camera with different branding
    Can shoot film
    Can be used with P and P+ series camera backs.

Mamiya DF/ Phase One DF
    Can be used with Leaf Shutter lenses
    Can be used with V- Grip
    Can be used with IQ1, IQ2, IQ3, P and P+ series camera backs.

Mamiya DF+/ Phase One DF+
    Can be used with Leaf Shutter lenses
    Can be used with V- Grip
    Has automated liveview
    Faster Auto focus
    Can be used with IQ1, IQ2, IQ3, P and P+ series camera backs.

Phase One XF
    Can be used with Leaf Shutter lenses
    Can be used with V- Grip
    Has automated liveview
    Even faster Auto Focus
    Has removable prism with Waist Finder option
    Hyperfocus option
    Focus stacking option
    Integrated Profoto Air flash trigger incl Flash analysis tool.
    Vibration analysis
    Can be used with IQ1, IQ2, IQ3 and IQ4 series camera backs.

There is much more on the XF but this is a good list of main differences.