Camera backs feature LCD touch screens
Leaf Aptus 75 (33 Mpxl) and Leaf Aptus 65
(28 Mpxl) are the latest professional digital
camera backs from Leaf, joining already existing
17- and 22-Mpxl versions.
The Aptus 75 back features a 33.3-
Mpxl nearly full-frame CCD sensor with
7.2-micron pixel size to provide a deep
dynamic range; the sensor on the 65 is
slightly smaller (complete specs for the 65
are not available at press time). The Aptus
75 offers images up to 6726 x 5040 pxl for
a file size up to 200 MB in 16-bit color. The
Leaf Aptus 65 includes images up to 6144
x 4622 pxl for 16-bit files up to 160 MB.
Sporting 6 x 7-cm LCD touch screens,
both backs have tools and settings that
are easy to access and use"?before as
well as during the shoot. Functions on
the LCD screen include: preshoot file
naming, browsing, file management, previews
of up to 20 images, histograms,
exposure meter, gray balance, 100%
zoom, ISO, metadata, and more. The
new Leaf Aptus backs also feature: Leaf
Capture 10 and Capture 8 software, an
extended ISO range from 50 to 800, 12
f-stops, a 3-year warranty option, and
capture rates as high as 1.85 sec/frame,
depending on configuration.
File options include uncompressed
RAW files and a new completely lossless
compression, which reduces the size
of the RAW files by half. Storage options
include a CF card, FireWire disk, or Leaf's
new Leaf Digital Magazine with a 30-GB
capacity for longer shooting sessions and
larger file sizes. The self-powered 30-GB
storage magazine mounts underneath,
and can be used on any Leaf camera back.
The Aptus 75 is compatible with
select medium-and large-format cameras,
including Hasselblad, Mamiya, Contax,
Fuji, Bronica, Sinar, Toyo, Cambo,
Linhof, Horeseman, and Rollei.
Street Price: Aptus 75, $29,995, available
now; Aptus 65, $17,995, available
Q1 2006. Leaf also offers an upgrade/
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