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Mamiya E system

Discontinued

Mamiya ZE

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Jul 1980
Mount: Mamiya E
Format: 36 × 24mm

Mamiya ZE-2

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Dec 1980
Mount: Mamiya E
Format: 36 × 24mm

Mamiya ZE-X

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1981
Mount: Mamiya E
Format: 36 × 24mm

Mamiya ZM Quartz

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Oct 1982
Mount: Mamiya E
Format: 36 × 24mm

Mamiya ZE

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Jul 1980
Mount: Mamiya E
Format: 36 × 24mm

Mamiya ZE-2

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Dec 1980
Mount: Mamiya E
Format: 36 × 24mm

Mamiya ZE-X

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1981
Mount: Mamiya E
Format: 36 × 24mm

Mamiya ZM Quartz

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Oct 1982
Mount: Mamiya E
Format: 36 × 24mm

The Mamiya ZE camera was introduced in July 1980. It was a 35mm SLR camera with aperture-priority auto exposure and a center-weighted TTL-metering system. It was also the first Japanese SLR to use an electronic bayonet mount to transmit data between the camera body and lenses, enabling functions such as total electronic aperture control and compensation.

The Mamiya ZE-2 camera was introduced in December 1980. It added a manual override of the automatic exposure and a shutter speed dial. An electronic sensor automatically selected the slowest hand-held shutter speed possible for a particular lens.

The Mamiya ZE-X camera was introduced in September 1981. It featured both aperture-priority and shutter-priority automatic exposure modes.

The Mamiya ZM camera was introduced in October 1982. It was the advanced version of the ZE-2 with some of the features of the ZE-X like aperture-priority and shutter-priority automatic exposure modes, and also with manual exposure mode.

A complete range of E series interchangeable lenses was developed for the system. The EF series lenses provided distance priority flash auto exposure, which automatically set the aperture in relation to focusing distance when using with the Mamiyalite MZ auto electronic flash units. The Mamiya ZM could use E and EF series lenses however a number of specific E "S" lenses were also made for the ZM.

Camera lineup

35mm film SLR cameras with Mamiya E mount (4)
Model Sensor IBIS Year
Mamiya ZE Jul 1980
Mamiya ZE-2 Dec 1980
Mamiya ZE-X Sep 1981
Mamiya ZM Quartz Oct 1982

Mamiya E mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 23
Wide-angle prime lenses
Mamiya-Sekor E 28mm F/2.8
Mamiya-Sekor E 28mm F/3.5
Mamiya-Sekor E 28mm F/3.5 S
Mamiya-Sekor E 35mm F/2.8
Mamiya-Sekor EF 35mm F/2.8
Standard prime lenses
Mamiya-Sekor E 50mm F/2
Mamiya-Sekor E 50mm F/1.7
Mamiya-Sekor E 50mm F/1.4
Mamiya-Sekor EF 50mm F/1.7
Mamiya-Sekor EF 50mm F/1.4
Mamiya-Sekor E 50mm F/2 S
Mamiya-Sekor E 50mm F/1.7 S
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Mamiya-Sekor E 135mm F/3.5
Mamiya-Sekor E 135mm F/2.8
Mamiya-Sekor EF 135mm F/2.8
Telephoto prime lenses
Mamiya-Sekor E 200mm F/4
Super telephoto prime lenses
Mamiya-Sekor E 300mm F/4
Macro lenses
Mamiya-Sekor Macro E 50mm F/3.51:2
Standard zoom lenses
Mamiya-Sekor Zoom E 28-50mm F/3.5-4.5
Mamiya-Sekor Zoom E 35-70mm F/3.5-4.5
Mamiya-Sekor Zoom E 35-105mm F/3.5-4.3
Telephoto zoom lenses
Mamiya-Sekor Zoom E 70-150mm F/3.8
Mamiya-Sekor Zoom E 80-200mm F/3.8

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