Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Leaf Aptus-II 10R Digital Camera Back | - Photography Blog

Leaf Imaging today announced the availability of the Leaf Aptus-II 10R digital camera back, with internal rotating sensor, for medium and large format photographers who often need to change orientation during a shoot. The Leaf Aptus-II 10R is available for a variety of medium and large format cameras, and is best suited for architecture, landscape, portrait and product advertising.

The Leaf Aptus-II 10Rs internally rotating sensor allows photographers to keep their camera upright, while quickly shifting orientation, without removing, shutting down or turning the camera back—saving time, preventing sensor exposure to the elements, and avoiding other issues related to digital back removal and rotation.

The Leaf Aptus-II 10R 56 megapixel sensor is 56x36 mm in dimensions, and can capture the full width of medium format capture area for either landscape or portrait setups. Whether shooting handheld or with the camera mounted on a tripod, there is now no need to remove the back to change the camera orientation. This lets medium format and large format shooters hold the camera and shoot without interruption, making portraiture shooting smoother and faster.

Leaf is delivering a top-of-the-line back with a 56MP sensor featuring an internal rotation solution that addresses issues familiar to medium and large-format photographers, said Ziv Argov, Director of Marketing, Leaf Imaging, Ltd. For example, rotating the sensor internally eliminates the need for an adapter plate which increases the risk of misalignment, which today is more critical with higher sensor resolutions. This is the best possible solution for pros—offering them the freedom to focus on photographic creativity.

Like the Leaf Aptus-II 10, this system offers superior image quality:

Specifications highlights

CCD: 56 x 36mm, 56 MP

Largest file size: 345 MB 16 bit TIFF

ISO: 80-800

Capture rate: 1 sec/frame

Cameras supported

Hasselblad V series (not including 200 and 2000 versions)

Medium format cameras with adapter: Mamiya RZ67, RZ67 Pro II, RZ Pro IId, RB67, Fuji GX680II, GX680III, Bronica SQA/SQAi

View cameras: Alpa, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Horseman, Linhof, Sinar, Toyo, Rollei X-Act2 and others via Leaf Graflok or third-party adapters

Leaf Aptus-II Product Family

The Leaf Aptus-II series of digital backs offers professional photographers the speed, image quality and flexibility to allow their work to keep pace with their imaginations. Designed to support photographers wherever they are shooting, Leaf Aptus-II series backs offer the largest display, 3.5 (6x7 cm), and only touch screen display controls in the medium format market.

Pricing and Availability

The Leaf Aptus-II 10R camera back is priced at 24,995 euro and is now available for orders. All equipment can be ordered now from Leaf Partners (for the Leaf Partner nearest you, please see:

The Leaf Aptus-II 10R digital back ships with both Leaf Capture v.11 and Capture One v.5.1 workflow software.

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