|Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 medium format camera|
The Medium Format camera industry is, at best on 'shaky ground', but now the arena for these cameras is a bit more crowded just before Photokina 2014. Mamiya has announced their latest entry, the Leaf Credo 50 medium format digital back, utilizing Sony’s 50MP CMOS sensor. Shipping is scheduled for the end of September, with a list price of $27,000 for the back and $31,000 as a complete setup alongside the 645DF+. Mamiya has put together a gallery with a dozen full-size sample images.
NEW SENSOR-NEW POSSIBILITIES
The new Leaf Credo 50 is the latest member to the very successful Credo line. It follows the course of delivering legendary image quality and by employing a new high-performance CMOS sensor, it brings high iso capabilities along with fast capture rate, high dynamic range and improved Live View performance.
HIGH RESOLUTION AND HIGH SPEED
The Leaf Credo uses high resolution SONY CMOS sensor with 50 Megapixel, measuring 44mm x 33mm. It can capture at 1.2 frames per second and provides an extended iso range of 100-6400 means more freedom in choosing locations, lighting conditions and capture parameters. For many photographers this means they no longer have to carry another camera for certain type of jobs.
UNCOMPROMISING IMAGE QUALITY
The Leaf Credo 50 delivers the stunning, film-like quality that has been Leaf’s trademark for many years. The new CMOS sensor delivers an unsurpassed 14 f-stops of dynamic range provides unmatched detail, richness of color, low noise and beautiful tonality.
HIGH QUALITY LIVE VIEW
The use of the new CMOS sensor allows for improved Live View image quality with faster refresh rate ald low noise at almost every lighting conditions.
The New Leaf Credo 50 digital back can capture virtually noise free images with exposures of up to 1 hour long.
The Leaf Credo 50 is available also in Wide-Spectrum version, where the standard IR-cut filter has been replaced with an optically corrected glass. This new back delivers amazingly clean detail in a wider wavelength range due to high NIR sensitivity, high iso capability and excellent long exposures performance. Read more about the WS backs.
CAPTURE ONE SOFTWARE
You are now able to leverage the unique features and workflow environment of Capture One workflow software to optimize and enhance your images, create web galleries and print contact sheets directly from the computer. Together, the Leaf Credo 50 and Capture One are essential tools in producing the results you expect
The Leaf Credo 50 offers the best price-performance ratio of any high resolution, high iso single-shot capture device, enabling you to take your photography further by capturing the highest quality, single-shot images possible. The sensor provides the ability to record the finest detail, eliminating the need to use cumbersome multi-shot solutions.
TOTAL CONTROL FROM CAPTURE-TO-DELIVERY
The Leaf Credo 50 lets you shoot anywhere. Featuring a high resolution, touch 3.2” screen, enabling you t o view, inspect and edit your images under all kinds of challenging lighting conditions, both in-studio and outside, as well as offering a wide range of on-screen functions.
CAPTURE SPEEDS AS FAST AS 1.2 FRAMES PER SECOND
Providing the fastest image transfer speed through the use of advanced FireWire 800, USB 3.0 and UDMA CompactFlash technologies, the Leaf Credo 50 is built for speed.