I'm trying to go digital (am a Newbie), but also retain film option, w/out spending $$thousands. I'm a film-pro, thinking of getting back in biz (journalism, portraits, weddings, architecture, small product). Personal shooting (landscape/macro, wildlife, family events). Would like ability to shoot video.
Can this AFDIII kit also be used for film? Can I use manual lenses on any AF or AFD body?
My present kit: 2 Mamiya m645 1000 S bodies,
Mamiya Sekor C manual lenses (55, 70 LensShutter, 150/all f2.8),
Prism Finder PDS AE .
Also considering Canon DSLR w/Full-frame CMOS sensor & Mamiya lens adapter. Any suggestions on best Mamiya kit combos & Canon's 50/60D, 5D/II/III or 7D systems would be much appreciated!
Tx so much, J.J.
This body is initially sold as a film body, though I believe digital backs are available. I don't believe that the digital backs are video capable (though that may vary depending on the model) medium format digital backs tend to operate at a slower framerate than their DSLR cousins.
The AFD III will mount both AF and MF lenses, though some lenses might not be fully compatible.
For the record most lens adapters are dodgy. Depending on the body you choose (Canon especially) some adapters may require additional optics to allow for infinity focus. This may hamper lens performance.
If video is a requirement, a high end full frame DSLR may be the better option.