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Leaf AFi digital medium-format camera

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Wednesday 4th, October 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Leaf, designer of digital backs for professional photographers, announced today the introduction of the Leaf AFi - a new, next generation, medium-format digital camera aimed at professional photographers. The Leaf AFi is specifically designed for high-resolution digital photography, and is seamlessly integrated with the new Leaf Aptus S-Series digital camera backs. The Leaf AFi product line will include three models: Leaf AFi -75, Leaf AFi -65 and Leaf AFi -54. Leaf solutions are based on the premise that a professional digital camera should operate intuitively, becoming an extension of the photographer's hands, while supporting maximum creative freedom and technical excellence.

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Leaf AFi

Leaf Aptus 75S digital back

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 15th, September 2006

Leaf is launches the world’s fastest digital camera back at Photokina 2006, the industry’s largest trade show, in Cologne, Germany. The new Leaf Aptus 75S camera back can deliver shooting speeds from 0.8 seconds per frame - or as many as 75 frames per minute - with unlimited burst depths. The camera back in the new S-series uses advanced, accelerated image-processing hardware, incorporating a new, lossless image-compression engine, designed to achieve record-breaking speeds. Leaf has doubled the CCD sensor readout speed in order to accelerate shooting speeds, and has doubled the buffer size, resulting in unlimited burst depths. The new Leaf Aptus 75S will maximize the newest Sandisk CompactFlash Extreme IV card technology for portable shooting, and incorporates the new Firewire 800 communication for maximum speed.

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Leaf Aptus 65S digital back

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 15th, September 2006

Leaf is launches the world’s fastest digital camera back at Photokina 2006, the industry’s largest trade show, in Cologne, Germany. The new Leaf Aptus 65S camera back can deliver shooting speeds from 0.8 seconds per frame - or as many as 75 frames per minute - with unlimited burst depths. The camera back in the new S-series uses advanced, accelerated image-processing hardware, incorporating a new, lossless image-compression engine, designed to achieve record-breaking speeds. Leaf has doubled the CCD sensor readout speed in order to accelerate shooting speeds, and has doubled the buffer size, resulting in unlimited burst depths. The new Leaf Aptus 65S will maximize the newest Sandisk CompactFlash Extreme IV card technology for portable shooting, and incorporates the new Firewire 800 communication for maximum speed.

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Leaf Aptus 54S digital back

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 15th, September 2006

Leaf is launches the world’s fastest digital camera back at Photokina 2006, the industry’s largest trade show, in Cologne, Germany. The new Leaf Aptus 54S camera back can deliver shooting speeds from 0.8 seconds per frame - or as many as 75 frames per minute - with unlimited burst depths. The camera back in the new S-series uses advanced, accelerated image-processing hardware, incorporating a new, lossless image-compression engine, designed to achieve record-breaking speeds. Leaf has doubled the CCD sensor readout speed in order to accelerate shooting speeds, and has doubled the buffer size, resulting in unlimited burst depths. The new Leaf Aptus 54S will maximize the newest Sandisk CompactFlash Extreme IV card technology for portable shooting, and incorporates the new Firewire 800 communication for maximum speed.

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Hasselblad H1D digital back

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 28th, September 2004

Today Hasselblad unveiled their digital answer to the competition. We saw the new Digital back on the Hasselblad H1D. The H1D takes digital photography to the extreme. Experience the possibilities of a fully integrated auto focus medium format digital camera system. This digital camera comes with a 22 Mpixel sensor system designed for a 6×4.5 format and full digital functionality. You can count on fast and safe capture sequences. Not to mention storage capacity for 850 full resolution images on the hard drive.

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Mamiya ZD digital back

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 28th, September 2004

Today we were able to get our hands on the new digital solution for professional (medium format) photographers. The new Mamiya ZD is a lens-interchangeable digital SLR which accepts the range of the Mamiya 645AF inter-changeable lenses. Beside introducing this new high-end professional digital SLR Mamiya also unveils a new Mamiya ZD Back. This back is compatible with the popular Mamiya 645AFD and the Mamiya RZ67Pro-IID which just has become available. The digital Back makes it possible to full interactive communicate through the MSCE (Mamiya Serial Communication for External) to provide the best of all of the advanced functions of these cameras.

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Jenoptik Eyelike eMotion 22 digital back

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 24th, September 2004

Fast, high resolution, lightweight and elegant are the key words describing the new Eyelike eMotion22. Jenoptik presents its latest digital camera back for medium-format and high-end view camera. Fully designed for untethered use, it sets new standards. Low power consumption, a lightweight, yet stable design together with a completely revised housing and board design guarantee images of outstanding quality. They also allow photographers to fully concentrate on their work when taking pictures. The Eyelike eMotion22 has been specifically designed for portable use. It features a built-in 2.2 inch display, a lithium-ion battery which is rated for up to 2.5 operating hours, and an internal memory with a maximum storage capacity of 140 images.

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The market for digital compact cameras is steady but does no longer show a significant growth. Within the camera market, the digital SLR camera expanded its market share which gave camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon a boost in sales. However, the DSLR segment is changing and although the traditional DSLR is still the most important one for consumer and professional photographers, a new segment is grabbing market share and attention from the public. Micro Four Thirds, and other system cameras from Sony and Samsung, could change today’s market share. Canon and Nikon will not give away their market share for free… Photokina 2012 Imaging & Trade show will be the place to be and to get the latest information from all camera manufacturers and their digital cameras.