Mamiya Will Sell Camera and Optical Division
Cosmos Scientific Systems to acquire all assets.
Cosmos Scientific Systems Inc. is an IT-technology company based in Japan. The company reports that it will retain a substantial number of the Mamiya staff and facilities following the sale. Service of Mamiya cameras, lenses, and accessories will also be handled by the existing Mamiya distribution network.
"There will be no change in Mamiya business activities in the US, including marketing, sales, and service," says the MAC Group, which represents Mamiya here in the States. "Mamiya Digital Imaging will concentrate its efforts on expanding development of the Mamiya ZD Digital Camera, Mamiya Digital Back, and all current Mamiya cameras and lenses." "
Mamiya, founded in 1940 by Seichi Mamiya and Tsunejiro Sugawara, introduced its ZD medium-format digital SLR (as well as a digital back, also with the ZD nameplate) in 2004.
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