Leaf Unveils 40-Megapixel Medium-Format Camera Back

Feb 12, 2010
Leaf Aptus II-8


Leaf announces Leaf Aptus-II 8 – the industry’s fastest medium format camera back

40 MP resolution system delivers high-end capture quality for professional photographers

TEL AVIV, February 12, 2010 – Leaf Imaging today announced the Leaf Aptus-II 8 medium format digital camera back. The company’s newest addition to the Leaf Aptus-II product family, the Leaf Aptus-II 8 features a resolution of 40 MP. At a capture rate of under 0.8 seconds per frame, it delivers a sustainable burst of 60 full resolution images per minute, making it the industry’s fastest digital back.

The Leaf Aptus-II 8 features the same high quality sensor technology as Leaf’s flagship product, the Leaf Aptus-II 10, a 56 MP camera back. This system is geared towards professional photographers looking for the highest available quality at an affordable price.

“Professional photographers already rely on Leaf for accurate color rendering that adds shape and superior film-like quality,” said Ziv Argov, Director of Marketing, Leaf Imaging Ltd.  “The Leaf Aptus-II 8 is designed to deliver superior image quality, with true to life skin tones for portrait and fashion assignments, and richly detailed images for any technical photography requirements.”

Delivering a combination of the highest quality captures and the fastest digital back system, the Leaf Aptus-II 8 also offers professional photographers unmatched flexibility:
-       A choice of connecting to more than 80 different camera platforms;
-       The ability to connect to large format cameras;
-       An open file format with the choice of tethered shooting to either Leaf Capture or Capture One software applications.

Specifications highlights:

CCD: 44 x 33mm, 40 Megapixel
Largest file size: 240 MB 16 bit TIFF
ISO: 80-800
Capture rate: 0.8 sec/frame

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 controls in the medium format market.

Pricing and Availability

The Leaf Aptus-II 8 camera back is priced at $19,200 and is now available for orders. All equipment can be ordered now from Leaf Partners (for the Leaf Partner nearest you, please see: http://www.leaf-photography.com/findaleaf_nam.asp).

The Leaf Aptus-II 8 ships with both Leaf Capture v.11 and Capture One v.5 workflow software.

About Leaf Imaging
Leaf Imaging has been a pioneer in professional digital photography. In 1992, Leaf introduced the world’s first commercial digital camera back. Today, the Leaf Aptus-II digital backs are the choice of leading photographers. Leaf is dedicated to improving the quality of its products, technologies and services to support the advancement of professional digital photography. Leaf Imaging is a Phase One company.

For more information, visit the Leaf website at http://www.leaf-photography.com. You can also follow Leaf on http://twitter.com/leafimaging.

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