Leaf has updated its professional camera back range to include the new Aptus-II 12 and Aptus-II 12R. The new models feature a full frame, 53.77 x 40.3mm, CCD sensor with the world's highest resolution – a massive 80 megapixels. Capture speeds are under 1.5 seconds per frame and shot preview is via a 6 x 7cm (2.3 x 2.75 inch) touch screen that's designed for challenging light conditions.
Like the 56 megapixel Aptus-II 10R, the Aptus-II 12R allows you to keep the camera upright when changing frames from landscape to portrait with a simple turn of the Leaf Verto rotation dial, thus avoiding the need to re-mount.
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The Leaf Capture Software is designed to help photographers check and perfect images while on a shoot and easily move from image capture to print. There's also a Capture Remote option that allows others to view shots wirelessly during a shoot on their Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
The Leaf Aptus-II 12 backs are compatible with over 80 medium and large format cameras including most Hasselblad V models, Mamiya and Fuji. RAW files are natively supported by Apple Mac OS X, for full access in Aperture, Finder thumbnails, Cover Flow and iPhoto.
The Leaf Aptus-II 12 and Leaf Aptus-II 12R digital backs are priced at €23,995 / US$31,995.
Leaf Aptus-II 12 specifications
- CCD Size: 53.7 x 40.3mm
- pixels: 10,320 x 7,752
- Resolution: 80 MP
- Capture Rate: 1.5 sec/fr
- File Size MOS: 165 MB
- MOS Compressed: 107 MB
- TIFF 16-bit: 480 MB
- 8 bit RGB: 240 MB
- 8 bit CMYK: 320 MB
- ISO Sensitivity: 80-800
- Leaf SensorFlex: Yes
- Dynamic Range: 12 f-stops