Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID

Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID

The Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID is the natural evolution of the legendary RZ Pro II, the industry standard used by many of today’s most renowned photographers and artists because of its large 6x7cm ideal format negative size, over four and a half times larger than 35mm. The use of digital backs, such as the Phase One IQ series or Mamiya Leaf Credo series Back or others, is easy through direct, digital communication with the camera body.

Also notable are the RZ’s ultra-high performance lenses, and multi-format versatility. Distinctive features include a convenient revolving back, bellows focusing, large, bright viewfinder, and extensive system of accessories.

RZ67 Pro IID – An Ideal Platform for Digital Imaging

From it’s legendary 6x7cm ideal format, to its unique revolving film back, the RZ67 has earned the respect of professional photographers around the world.

Now with the demand from photographers to provide clients with the same quality and performance that they have come to expect, Mamiya introduces the RZ67 Pro IID. The RZ67 Pro IID is the result of an evolution into the next generation of digital and film medium format cameras. It offers advanced microprocessor technology for traditional film capture, while enabling direct communication of many camera functions to digital capture backs through its MSC (Mamiya Serial Communication) system.

Offering the professional photographer the same exclusive features of its legendary predecessors, the RZ67 Pro IID shares all the same unique world-class features of the RZ67 Pro II, PLUS digital back communication. It incorporates MSC technology that allows wireless communication between the camera and digital backs. The following functions are communicated to and from the camera and compatible digital back:

  • Shutter speed
  • ISO sensitivity
  • Shutter release
  • Number of images stored on the remaining storage device
  • Status of the camera body and the attached digital back

The Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID’s modular component system and MSC technology make it one of the most sought after and flexible imaging tools for the professional. A wide selection of interchangeable lenses, prisms and focusing screens provide the comfort and conveniences you would expect. Interchangeable film backs, Polaroid, or digital capture backs increase the choices that professional photographers can offer their clients. Manual or motorized film advance plus many useful accessories make the RZ67 Pro IID the ideal image capture solution for today and tomorrows digital and film workflow.

Manufacturers of digital backs have come to rely on what traditional Mamiya users have often taken for granted. There are many features that make the Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID perfect for the task. For example, the RZ features a secure locking mount system that is solid enough to hold even the heaviest of digital camera backs; A modern, and flexible electromechanical system that allows for the proper integration of remote triggering, winding, and shutter timing – a must for digital backs; Bellows-focusing for close-ups without additional accessories; and, world-class Mamiya RZ lenses.

Compatible digital backs include models from Phase One (IQ280, IQ180, IQ260, IQ160, IQ140, P65+, P40+, P45+, P30+, P25+, P20+ as well P-Series backs), Leaf (Credo 40, Credo 60, Credo 80, APTUS II 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 or 10R)

RZ67 Pro IID – The Ideal Platform for Film or Digital

The Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID combines rugged hybrid mechanical design with the most desirable electronic features of sophisticated TTL A/S Matrix Metering, precision timed electromagnetic leaf shutter operation, consistent from lens to lens, and auto wind and remote control option. A 1/400 second mechanical override is provided in case of battery failure.

With multi-format capability, the Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID offers an impressive choice of interchangeable film magazines including 6×4.5cm and 6x7cm, Quadra 72, economical 6x7cm pre-loadable film inserts, plus Polaroid Instant Proofing back.

Top pros consider the Mamiya RZ Pro IID a versatile, modular camera system for the most demanding commercial photographic applications including advertising illustration, fashion, beauty, industrial, portrait and architecture. Mamiya RZ Series lenses have ultra-precision timed, fully synched, electromagnetic leaf shutters, with specialty optics including Shift, variable flat field Macro, Zoom, Fisheye, and a spectacular series of telephoto APO lenses.

The Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID system includes interchangeable waist level finder (standard) , eye level prism, and advanced RZ II AE Prism Finder with MamiyaпїЅs exclusive A/S Matrix Metering System for spot, average or matrix measurement in manual or aperture priority automatic mode. Its electronically timed 1/2 step shutter speed accuracy in manual, and with the RZ II AE Prism Finder 1/6 step accuracy in auto mode yields perfect exposures even with synched flash for outdoor fill-in. In addition to a wide assortment of interchangeable film magazines, inserts and backs, other system accessories include motorized film and shutter advance with Winder II, interchangeable focusing screens, variable diopter eyepiece magnifier, extension tubes and remote control. Also, Mamiya RB67 series lenses, finders, and many accessories are fully compatible with the RZ Pro IID.

Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID Features

  • 6x7cm – The Ideal Format
  • Revolving Back
  • Bellows Focusing
  • Waist Level or Prism Finder
  • Full Speed Flash Sync 1/400 sec
  • Electronic Shutter Setting in 1/2 step Increments
  • Precision 1/6 step Exposure Setting in AE modes
  • Safety Interlock and Audible Warning System
  • Single Action Rapid Advance Lever or Optional Motor Winder
  • Easy Mirror Lock-Up and Multi-Exposure
  • Interchangeable Film Magazines
  • Electronic Interface with Auto Indexing For all Lenses and Film Magazines
  • Interchangeable Focusing Screens
  • AE Matrix Metering and Auto Fill Flash Capability
  • All accessories for the RZ Pro IID (except the RZ adapter for the Mamiya ZD digital back) are compatible with the RZ Pro II.

Download Datasheet PDF about Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID (2MB)

Mamiya RZ67 Lenses

Mamiya lenses are designed and built for today’s foremost photographers who expect their equipment to provide both outstanding and distinctive results both on film and digital.

Engineers at Mamiya have developed rigorous performance criteria for each lens design. No detail is overlooked. No test is omitted. The goal is technical perfection…The result is a series of lenses which have set the new world-standard of performance. Each lens element is precisely polished and coated using Mamiya’s proprietary multi-coating process to increase light transmission, dramatically reduce flare, ensure crisp, clean whites and vibrant, yet natural colors.

Mamiya engineers and inspectors test continuously as the lens is assembled to insure flawless quality. The result is a lens designed so carefully, built so meticulously, that it consistently renders extraordinary performance. It is Mamiya’s unique balance of extreme sharpness, brilliant contrast, accurate and consistent color fidelity and overall high performance that captures the imagination of contemporary photographers who choose Mamiya to express their personal visions.

Among today’s community of world famous photographers, Mamiya lenses have established themselves as the new benchmark by which others are measured.

The following lenses are available for the Mamiya RZ67 :

  • 50mm f/4.5 ULD L
  • 65mm f/4
  • 90mm f/3.5
  • 110mm f/2.8
  • 150mm f/3.5
  • 180mm f/4.5
  • 210mm f/4.5 APO
  • 250mm f/4.5
  • 250mm f/4.5 APO
  • 350mm f/5.6 APO
  • 500mm f/6 APO
  • 37mm f/4.5 Fisheye
  • 75mm f/4.5 Shift
  • 140mm f/4.5 Macro
  • 180mm f/4 Variable Soft Focus
  • 180mm f/4.5 Short Barrel

Digital backs on Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID


Phase One Digital backs (P, P+ and IQ series) can be used on the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II through the use of an adaptor plate.

Phase One Mamiya 645 mounted digital backs are compatible for use with the Pro IID.

The key points for this configuration are:

  • Phase One P, P+ and IQ series backs for Mamiya/Phase One 645 can be used (using Phase One adaptor plate 70994)
  • This configuration does not require any sync cables
  • Host capture is not supported with the Mamiya Adaptor (i.e. you cannot capture using the keyboard)
  • Maximum exposure time is 60 seconds according to the RZ67 PRO II D manual (55 + 5 sec)

 

But I have a Hasselblad V mount digital back, can I use a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID?

Yes. The key points for this configuration are:

    • The Mamiya RZ Pro IID body must have an adjustment made by an authorised Mamiya service agent
    • A different adaptor plate is required than that pictured here (see Digital Backs on Mamiya RZ Pro II)(using Phase One adaptor plate 70964)

  • However the RZ PRO IID is only offically supported with the M645AF (using Phase One adaptor plate 70994)
  • Host Capture is supported with the Hasselblad V Adaptor (capture from keyboard)

Digital backs on Mamiya RZ67 Pro II


Phase One Digital backs (P, P+ and IQ series) can be used on the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II through the use of an adaptor plate.

Phase One Hasselblad V series mounted digital backs are compatible for use with the Pro II.

The key points for this configuration are:

  • Phase One P, P+ & IQ series with Hasselblad V fitting can be used on the Mamiya RZ PRO II by use of the RZ adapter from Phase One (Item number 70964).
  • There are 2 cables on the adapter, where the fixed cable is mounted on the Mamiya body and the removeable cable is mounted to the lens
  • This removeable cable (part no. 50300077) can be exchanged if necessary.

But I have a Phase One back with a Mamiya 645 fitting, can I use a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II?

Yes. The key points for this configuration are:

  • Phase One P, P+ & IQ series Mamiya fitting can also be used with the the Mamiya adapter (Item number 70994). Note:
  • The Mamiya RZ PRO II needs to be modified in a local Mamiya center.(2 small notches have to be made)
  • Once this modification has been done – the camerabody cannot be used with a film cassette
  • This modification requires the back to be in 2-shot mode. However, for optimal use, workflow and functionality is is suggested that you use the latest RZ PRO II D body where full functionality, metadata and 1 shot mode is supported.