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ProDigital II SLR from Leaf and Mamiya

Available in 17- and 22-Mpxl versions

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Leaf America has teamed with Mamiya to introduce the ProDigital II, a 22-Mpxl digital SLR that builds upon the original ProDigital camera released in 2003. Comprising the new Mamiya 645AFDII medium-format camera with a Leaf Aptus back (introduced last year), the ProDigital II is available in 17- and 22- Mpxl versions.

The ProDigital II enables photographers to focus and shoot fast, with its 1.2 frames/sec capture rate, and the ability to do so in tethered or untethered mode.The new SLR boasts an array of features, including: a full-frame CCD dual sensor; 16-bit color depth; 3.5-in. touch-screen LCD, user-selectable Selective Spot Focus or Wide Focus modes; separate user configurations for various photographers using the same camera; and 36 custom functions (including aperture/shutter speed increments, flash synch speed, and exposure compensation increments).

Images can be captured on compact flash cards, 20-GB Leaf digital magazines, or self-powered FireWire hard drives.

Street prices: ProDigital 22, $33,593; ProDigital 17, $22,593.

LEAF AMERICA www.leafamerica.com

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