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Leaf Aptus-II 10R allows you to turn the back, not the camera

Leaf announces the availability of the new Aptus-II 10R 56 MP medium format digital camera back with an internal rotating sensor. The Aptus-II 10R 56 MP sensor is 56x36 mm, and can capture the full width for either landscape or portrait. Whether shooting handheld or with the camera mounted on a tripod, there is no need to remove the back to change camera orientation. The system offers a choice of connecting to over 80 camera platforms, ISO 80-800, a capture rate of 1 sec/frame and a largest file size 345 MB 16 bit TIFF...

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All about the new Leaf Aptus-II 10R medium format digital camera back (pdf)We are happy to announce the availability of the new Leaf Aptus-II 10R 56 MP medium format digital camera back with an internal rotating sensor, the newest addition to the Leaf Aptus-II product family. Designed for medium and large format photographers that often need to change orientation during a shoot, the Leaf Aptus-II 10R is available for 6x6 cameras, and is best suited for architecture, landscape, portrait and product advertising.

The internally rotating sensor enables you to keep the camera upright, while quickly shifting orientation, without removing, shutting down or turning the camera back - saving time, preventing sensor exposure to the elements, and avoiding other issues related to digital back removal and rotation.

When shooting handheld, you don't have to take the digital back off the camera to change orientation. This minimizes the interference to the shoot flow, making portraiture smoother and faster.

The Leaf Aptus-II 10R 56 MP sensor is 56x36 mm in dimensions, and can capture the full width for either landscape or portrait setups. Whether shooting handheld or with the camera mounted on a tripod, there is now no need to remove the back to change camera orientation.

The back with a sensor that is rotated internally addresses issues familiar to medium and large-format photographers. For example, rotating the sensor internally eliminates the need for an adapter plate which increases the risk of mis-alignment.

Like the Leaf Aptus-II 10, this system offers superior image quality.

• A choice of connecting to over 80 camera platforms
• The ability to connect to large format cameras
• An open file format with the choice of tethered shooting to either Leaf Capture or Capture One software applications
• Specifications highlights
• CCD 56 x 36mm, 56 MP
• Largest file size 345 MB 16 bit TIFF
• ISO 80-800
• Capture rate 1 sec/frame

Cameras supported:

Hasselblad V series (not including 200 and 2000 versions)
Medium format cameras with adapter: Mamiya RZ67, RZ67 Pro II, RZ Pro IId, RB67, Fuji GX680II, GX680III, Bronica SQA/SQAi
View cameras: Alpa, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Horseman, Linhof, Sinar, Toyo, Rollei X-Act2 and others via Leaf Graflok or third-party adapters

Additional information: All about the new Leaf Aptus-II 10R medium format digital camera back (pdf)
April 1, 2010
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