Leaf Aptus-II 80MP “R” Shines in British Journal of Photography Article

The British Journal of Photography, one of the industry’s most respected and widely read publications, has just released an article reviewing Cambo’s Wide RS Anniversary Edition “pancake” shift camera. This in-depth article also provides an excellent breakdown on the benefits of pairing Cambo’s camera with the Mamiya 80MP “R” back and Leaf Capture workflow software.

This article is the second British Journal of Photography article reviewing the 80MP Leaf Aptus-II digital back. The first one was released six months ago and can be accessed here.

The comparison includes the following excerpts:

“To complement this competent camera, I had the use of the Leaf Aptus II 12R back, an 80-megapixel, 645-format unit that delivers a 240MB file (as an eight-bit TIFF) of 10,320×7752 pixels, which are just over five microns in size. The Dalsa-made sensor measures 53.7×40.3mm, which effectively covers 100 percent of a 6×4.5cm frame.”

“It’s all too easy to drop expensive digital backs when mounting or remounting them so, to overcome such hazards, Leaf engineers have somehow found room to rotate the sensor within the casing of the Aptus back. A large and convenient thumb wheel on the left-hand side of the housing turns the sensor from vertical to horizontal, with a positive click stop at each limit. This is such a pleasure to use in any kind of shooting that it would be perverse not to buy this “R” version of the back, especially as it doesn’t cost any more money.”

Click here to read the full report.

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