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Leaf Unveils Aptus 75 And Aptus 65

(January 2006) posted on Wed Jan 04, 2006

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/
trade-in program.

LEAF AMERICA

www.leafamerica.com


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