The first version in Mamiya Z series of cameras. ZE was introduced in July 1980. This camera has an an aperture priority automatic exposure control with AE lock and two stops exposure compensation. Only automatic functions, which means that you can not manually set the shutter speed.
You might have noticed that several merchandises are sold with different names in Europe than in USA. The reason might be that limbo about what the yankees are suffering. Everything should be biiig. I have been told that even the dwarfs are bigger in America ; )
Mamiya is very easy to use and that has obviously been the aim. The camera in the picture is equipped with a Mamiya Sekor E 2,8 /28mm lens. You may familiarize yourself with some Mamiya Sekor E lenses HERE
|Shutter||Seiko quartz controlled metal focal-plane-shutter, B - 1 - 1/1000sec|
|Exposure meter||A Silicon photo diode, center weighted, meter is activated by pressing the shutter release.|
|Exposure control||Automatic exposure with aperture priority. Two steps exposure correction. Exposure lock.|
|Viewfinder||Micro prisms and a diagonal split image, Shutter times and warnings for incorrect exposure|
|Flash||Automatic with a Mamiyalite ZE flash.|
|Battery||4 batteries, LR44 or SR44|
|Measures||140 x 88 x 90 mm, 460g|
ZE-2 was introduced in December 1980. Added features are the first in the world shake-prevention warning (low shutter speed) and a possibility to choose the shutter speed also manually. Otherwise ZE-2and ZE looks similar.